Open Letter to John Conyers

Honorable John Conyers
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee

Chairman Conyers:

I write to urge your immediate action on House Resolution 799, Articles of Impeachment against Vice President Cheney. Abundant evidence already in the public domain indicates he has violated his Oath of Office and is guilty of "high crimes" against the Constitution of the United States.

In addition to the three articles authored by Rep. Kucinich, Vice President Cheney must be investigated for (Article IV) his well-documented role in authorizing the use of torture against "enemy combatants"--including US citizens--in violation of US and International Law , and (Article V) his evident false testimony to the 9/11 Commission regarding his actions on September 11, 2001, as revealed by the testimony of Norman Mineta before the 9/11 Commission archived here:
Mineta's testimony, considered in the context of the Vice President's vocal opposition to any investigation of the 9/11 attacks and the highly unusual conditions of his eventual "meeting" with the 9/11 Commission, is in itself sufficient cause for re-opening an investigation into the Vice-President's response to those "world-changing" attacks.

Like millions of Americans, I am outraged by the crimes of this administration, which have left our nation weaker and less secure in every sense. Most tragic has been the loss of moral credibility--the shaming of our national name. This ruination cannot be denied by simply "moving on" as though treason and crimes against humanity were merely "business as usual" of no lasting consequence. If allowed to stand unpunished, the flagrant abuses of this Vice President will become a precedent for future abuses of the Constitution and the American people one shudders to imagine.

More immediately, impeachment of the Vice President may well prevent a needless and catastrophic war of aggression against Iran, the pain of which would spare no one.

Speaker Pelosi and House leaders who cynically refuse to uphold their oaths of office on grounds that impeachment "would be a distraction" from short-term party goals or because "we don't have the votes" have compromised themselves, betrayed the Constitution and deserve the ignominy in which future generations will hold them. This is not about partisan politics. This is about salvaging the soul of our nation, the very idea of the United States of America. What matters, what will matter to our children, is that the attempt is boldly made--whatever the odds or forces arrayed against it--to serve justice and preserve the Republic.

Please honor the heroic efforts of Rep. Kucinich and your own legacy of courageous truth-telling by pursuing these Articles and bringing them to the floor of the House for debate before the world.

"Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change."--Robert F. Kennedy

Michael Fury

Need some assistance

I am going to go to my local AG next week to request that they file charges against Pelosi for aiding and abetting GWB.

I need some help with putting together a list of FACTUAL items against her.

I doubt they will pursue this, but I am going to point out that she has done nothing and that she has taken an oath, just like the AG to protect and defend the Constitution.

Here is just a small sample, not yet written down, to what I plan on presenting.

1) Knowledge of ILLEGAL Wiretapping, post and PRE 9/11.
2) Knowledge of Torture.
3) Knowledge of denying American Citizens Habeas.
4) Knowledge of Deriliction (SP?) of Duty by Bush on OBL. (Using his own words. "I don't know where he is..... I just don't think about him much")
5) Knowledge of the ILLEGAL creation of Homeland Security by an EO.

These are the ones that I have given thought to. Any other help would be greatly appreciated.

**Modified the last sentence**

Scott McClellan implicates Cheney in Plame outing

This seems to be an important revelation. McClellan probably left himself some "wiggle room". But this could be big!

"Much has been made about the fact that outing Plame as a CIA operative was a felony, since knowingly revealing the identity of an intelligence asset is illegal. And much will be made about the fact that McClellan's statement links Bush and Cheney to the cover-up of illegal activities and the obstruction of justice, acts that are themselves felonies."

An excerpt from McClellan's book:
"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby," writes McClellan in an excerpt from his book, What Happened, which is to be published next April by Public Affairs.

"There was one problem," the long-time Bush aide continues. "It was not true. I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration "were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President's chief of staff, and the president himself."