Cross-posted from DailyKos
Dear Speaker Pelosi,
We have asked, implored, pleaded, written, called and protested for the Impeachment of Vice President Richard Cheney and President George W. Bush for more than four years. When you took office as the first woman Speaker of the House, you gave us women, and many men as well, hope that finally justice would be served to those whom have lied to us, taken our country to war under false pretenses, stolen our credibility and destroyed our national security. Oh, that’s not to mention the trillions upon trillions of dollars of tax payers money to pay for a war based and CONTINUED on lies. LIES.
You see, we KNOW that every single statement George Bush & Dick Cheney uttered in the run-up to war was a lie. In fact there were 935 false statements in the two-year period leading to the Iraq war.
President Clinton was being impeached for ONE FALSE STATEMENT! ONE.
About a sexual escapade. One lie.
How can you sleep at night, Madame Speaker, knowing full well that thousands upon thousands of lives are being destroyed because of these lies? LIES!
How can you sleep at night, Madame Speaker, knowing full well that hundreds of men are being tortured on a regular basis because of these lies? LIES!
How can you look at yourself in the mirror and think “Everything is OK…I’m doing a good enough job?” It’s not. You’re not. Everything is not OK!
This is our country, madame Speaker, we elected you to take charge…YOU have the power to do something about this. YOU! DO SOMETHING. ANYTHING.
Rep. Wexler introduced 190,000 of OUR NAMES on January 15, 2008 advocating the Impeachment of Vice President Richard Cheney. It was remarkable, and mostly ignored. You are ignoring us for LIARS? What could possibly be your reasons for taking Impeachment of the table?
The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.
“It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al-Qaida,” according to Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith of the Fund for Independence in Journalism staff members, writing an overview of the study. “In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003.”
Named in the study along with Bush were top officials of the administration during the period studied: Vice President Dick Cheney, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan.
Bush led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq’s links to al-Qaida, the study found. That was second only to Powell’s 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq and al-Qaida.
LIES. Nancy. LIES. DO SOMETHING!