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Speaking Truth to Power - Senator Mike Gravel

Democratic candidates for President made their introductory speeches to the Democratic National Committee on Friday and Saturday. When it comes to truth, former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel broke the mold Saturday morning. For the first time in my life, I saw a candidate challenge the political tradition of dancing around issues and instead speak the truth to power. I expected this because I have been following the work of Mike Gravel for years, but from reactions in the audience others did not. Although Gravel did not mention 9/11, he said some mighty powerful statements including:

"The Democrats controlled the Senate on October 11, 2002 and provided political cover for George Bush to invade Iraq. The Senate leadership could have refused to even take up the resolution, or a few Senators who opposed it could have mounted a filibuster.

"Given the extreme importance of any decision to go to war, and I am anguished to say this, it’s my opinion that anyone who voted for the war on October 11––based on what President Bush represented––is not qualified to hold the office of President.

Can we escape from the Imperial power?

Most of us are now aware of Aaron Russo's movie AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM. If you have seen it, you know we really have our work cut out for us to escape this power over us. And after watching this movie, the idea that our government actually did 9/11 on us becomes quite believable.

Sign a petition for a new 9/11 investigation!

I have created a petition to the leaders of the new Congress to begin a new investigation of the events of September 11, 2001. I used the E-The People site of which I am a long time member to create it. I hope all who read this will sign the petition so it can be delivered in January with a ton of signatures.

I am happy to join you in this effort!