Last night, I heard Randi Rhodes talking about the Downing Street Memo
and how Rep. John Conyers
) was trying to get one hundred thousand people people to sign a petition asking for a response from the adminstration regarding the memo's veracity. Since the mainstream media is more concerned about Michael Jackson, Deep Throat and Runaway BrideTM
than a July 2002 memo explicitly stating that "intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy
[to invade Iraq]", Conyers was hoping that 100,000 signatures would be required to get the attention necessary to push the issue in the House. As of last night, Conyers had 87,000
signatures, and thus decided to raise the bar to 250,000. A quarter of a million people expressing concern should grab some serious attention, seeing how many seats in the House are up for re-election in 2006.
To put this in perspective, John Conyers is a ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, which is the body that draws up articles of impeachment. This request from the administration is the first step in calling for an official inquiry into the violation of federal law (and possible war crimes) by Bush and Cheney.
Well, after hearing about the petition a couple of times, intending to "look into it", and whatnot, I decided to sign the petition. The case looks pretty substantial and is coming from within
the government, as opposed to MoveOn.org or IPJC which would be easier to ignore.
So, if you've got nothing better to do, and you're not afraid to let Alberto Gonzales know where you live, I encourage you to SIGN IT
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