And So It Begins
Yesterday in D.C., cries for a Presidential Impeachment could be heard far and above the typical whispers that have until now surrounded the Downing Street Memo and supporting evidence.
Yesterday, on June 16th, Rep. John Conyers, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, chairs a meeting on the Downing Street Memo and pre-Iraq War intelligence. Witnesses include: former ambassador Joe Wilson, CIA analyst Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, mother of fallen American soldier, and constitutional lawyer John Bonifaz.
To get a feel for this dramatic hearing, listen to a portion of Ray McGovern's opening statement outlining this "anatomy of a lie".
Also, visit this video clip of Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Maxine Waters, Cindy Sheehan, and others, lashing out at President George W. Bush, and his lies, that maneuvered the country into the Iraqi War. The rally was held after the hearing on June 16, 2005, at Lafayette Park, in Washington, D.C.
The hearing examined the question of whether there is good cause to investigate possible impeachable offenses by the President in his justification of the war. It was quite an enormous achievement considering the stonewalling on this issue. Thanks to Republican denial, the hearing was held in a tiny room of the Capitol Basement. Despite the cramped quarters, dozens of Democratic Representatives showed up (122 signed on to Conyers' letter), but only about 10 could make it into the room at any one time, so they came in shifts. In an attempt to quiet this call for the truth, Republicans:
- Refused to call a full hearing themselves
- Refused to give Democrats a room to hold their hearing
- Scheduled a number of votes timed to intentionally disrupt the Conyers' Hearings. (At approximately 2:15 PM, with hearing scheduled to begin at 2:30, the Republicans scheduled 11 consecutive floor votes, lasting until approximately 4 PM.)
There appears to be an ominous storm brewing over the Presidency and its withering justification for this war.
Truth seekers are growing in number, strength, and determination.