Thursday, May 05, 2005

Can We Say The Word "Impeachment" Yet?

Sometimes, you really should click on the links in that Buzzflash box in the rightmost column down the page a bit. Greg Palast has launched another rocket from his underground bunker.
Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.

The top-level government memo marked "SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL," dated eight months before Bush sent us into Iraq, following a closed meeting with the President, reads, "Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam through military action justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

Read that again: "The intelligence and facts were being fixed...."


He writes another three hundred words or so of white hot screed, and concludes with one of the most wry quips I've seen in a long time.
My friend Daniel Ellsberg once said that what's good about the American people is that you have to lie to them. What's bad about Americans is that it's so easy to do.

Yeah. Once again, I have to ask: can we say the word "impeachment" yet?

Why does everyone look at me like I'm invoking the curse of an ancient Welsh dæmonic power when I propose that perhaps an independent prosecutor should be appointed to investigate whether President Bush committed a High Crime in ordering the invasion of Iraq on a fraudulent basis?

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