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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
CensureBush.org
For all the good it will do with the cover-the-administration's-behind club running the Congress:
Stand with Congressman Conyers: Demand Censure for Bush-Cheney Misconduct, Investigate Impeachable Offenses

I am taking steps against the Bush Administration’s handling of the Iraq War and its collection of intelligence. I am going to need you to stand with me in fighting for accountability.

Join me to demand censure for Bush and Cheney in addition to the creation of a Special Committee to investigate impeaching the Bush Administration for its widespread abuses of power.

I have sought answers from the administration to questions arising from the Downing Street Minutes, the Valerie Plame leak, and scores of other abominable abuses of power that pervade the activities of this White House. 121 Members of Congress and many citizens like you have joined me in asking these questions of the President.

I have just completed a thorough review of this administration’s misconduct and have produced a 250-page report that provides evidence suggesting further steps to be taken. [A copy of the report may be found at RawStory.com, and also at CensureBush.org where additional action items may be found.]

It is time to take bolder measures in our pursuit of justice. This White House has responded to questions about its conduct with misleading statements, obfuscation, and vicious attacks against their critics. We must take the next step towards restoring accountability in our federal government. To this end I have:

• Introduced a resolution of censure for both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney, and;

• I am calling upon Congress to create a select committee similar to the Ervin Committee, which investigated President Nixon’s Watergate crimes. This select committee should investigate those offenses which appear to rise to the level of impeachment.

This administration must be held accountable for its misdeeds. We have considerable work to do and I am going to need your help to make this effort successful. Join me in sending a message to the President, the media, and the American people that we are not going to stand for an imperial presidency any longer.

Sincerely,

John Conyers
Here is Conyer's actual letter. Here's the Censure Bush Web-site (put up by Bob Fertik and the other folks of Democrats.com and Afterdowningstreet.org). Bush's domestic spying, from both the NSA and the Pentagon, is worthy of at least censure, and Conyers is a good man (actually, he's been mulling the impeachment thing regarding Bush for more than a year...) but I doubt there is the political will in the GOP to do it. Maybe if he had schtupped a young female aide or something really important...

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