Thursday, June 09, 2005

Mr. President, We Need an Explanation

This press release, from the office of Senator John Conyers, D-MI as seen on his site and on Raw Story.

For Immediate Release:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday June 16, 2005, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee, and other Democratic Members will hold a Democratic hearing to hear testimony concerning the Downing Street Minutes and the efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence.

On May 1, 2005 a Sunday London Times article disclosed the details of a classified memo, also known as the Downing Street Minutes, recounting the minutes of a July 2002 meeting of Prime Minister Tony Blair that describes an American President already committed to going to war in the summer of 2002, despite contrary assertions to the public and the Congress. The minutes also describe apparent efforts by the Administration to manipulate intelligence data to justify the war. The June 16th hearing will attempt to answer the serious constitutional questions raised by these revelations and will further investigate the Administration's actions in the lead up to war with new documents that further corroborate the Downing Street memo.

Directly following the hearing, Rep. Conyers, Members of Congress, and concerned citizens plan to hand deliver to the White House the petition and signatures of over a half million Americans that have joined Rep. Conyers in demanding that President Bush answer questions about his secret plan for the Iraq war.

WHAT: Democratic hearing on Downing Street Minutes and Pre-war intelligence
WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2005, TIME TBD

While this is a Democratic hearing, the intent is to deliver it to the Whitehouse.

This is GOOD NEWS folks. I feel like shouting. In a town full of talkers, John Conyers is acting. If you have been frustrated by the lack of attention to the Downing Street Memo, act now. Momentum is with us.

Go here, and here. If you pray, say one for John Conyers.

A weight is lifting. Can I get a witness?


At June 09, 2005 8:30 PM, Blogger Brother Kenya said...

Hey hey! Yay!

Conyers is moving the ball downfield!

At June 09, 2005 10:22 PM, Blogger frstlymil said...

Are we at first down? WooHOO!!!!!

At June 10, 2005 4:38 AM, Blogger Jet said...

It is a Democratic meeting, but it IS a concrete start. I'm walkin' on sunshine today! Yeeeha!

At June 10, 2005 10:29 AM, Blogger windspike said...

Can we say impeachment!?! The Obfuscators in the reichwing will be out en mass for this out and strap on your hip wadders, your going to need a lot of protection slopping through the compost.

At June 10, 2005 5:58 PM, Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

Even if Bush never gets in trouble for his guilt in this war an dhis ensuing lies afterwards, at the very least the truth is coming out and the world will always know that he was a fraud. No matter how hard he tries, no matter how hard they spin, no matter who they bribe, no matter who they threaten, the truth WILL prevail. This fraud and the countless deaths and failures will be his legacy from now until the last empire falls.

At June 10, 2005 10:35 PM, Blogger woodenshoe said...

it's about time!
and once again, great post...
you keep restoring my faith in the faithful!
have a great weekend!

At June 11, 2005 7:04 AM, Blogger Jet said...

Windspike, I think the rumble has started. I encourage as many people visit Conyers blog and sign anything he puts up there. Supporters are overwhelming his site, and he is now working with Move0n to handle the support and get the signatures for the DSM memo among other things. In Conyers we have a do-er not just a talker, and people are so damn hungry for that.

OK, he's already infamous. Let get his butt fired.

Good to see you again, Woodenshoe. Faith is at hand. Keep digging up the muck and it just gets stronger.

At June 19, 2005 6:19 AM, Blogger frstlymil said...

What to do!?!?!?!?!!? Conyers was denied entry into the White House with the petition. We have reached a very new low in these United States.

At June 20, 2005 1:05 PM, Blogger Jet said...

Have we? I'm not so sure. This feels like more of the same from President Head in the Sand. When you operate in an insular environment, you're pretty clueless about the true lay of the land. The refusal to take a petition signed by half a million plus is right in line with rallies only for the party faithful. What is very important here is mainstream media is feeling the sting and is reporting. As long as we keep the pressure on them, this story will develop. Let's see how far the rabbit hole goes.


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