Thursday, June 16, 2005Things You Don't See Every Day
Here's an interesting photo:
This is a picture of US Rep. John Conyers (Huge Balls-MI) attempting to deliver a petition regarding the Downing Street Memo/Minutes -- signed by more than 500,000 (so far) American citizens -- to the White House and being refused entry.
Let me repeat that: a US Representative was refused entry to the White House, because he thinks the documented and verified desire of the Bush administration to "fix the evidence" surrounding WMDs in Iraq in order to justify their pre-fabricated war perhaps merits some official investigation. Eventually an aide took the petition, promising to pass them on (yeh, right), but still -- isn't Bush man enough to face an elected representative?
Things are getting interesting, eh?
PS: Conyers also sent a letter, co-signed by 89 US Representatives, to the President more than a month ago, asking these questions:
1)Do you or anyone in your administration dispute the accuracy of the leaked document?
2) Were arrangements being made, including the recruitment of allies, before you sought Congressional authorization to go to war? Did you or anyone in your Administration obtain Britain's commitment to invade prior to this time?
3) Was there an effort to create an ultimatum about weapons inspectors in order to help with the justification for the war as the minutes indicate?
4) At what point in time did you and Prime Minister Blair first agree it was necessary to invade Iraq?
5) Was there a coordinated effort with the U.S. intelligence community and/or British officials to "fix" the intelligence and facts around the policy as the leaked document states?
They seem like fair questions to me, as yet unanswered by anyone in the Bush administration. Funny, that. |