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The Republican Party - the Case for Treason
September 17, 2002
By Anonymous

I hereby accuse the Republican Party of committing repeated acts of High Treason against the United States. I submit the following list of charges, and respectfully demand that the Congress investigate them fully, in an open and public way, and take appropriate action if the investigation concludes that the accused are guilty:

Charge 1: That during the presidential campaign of 1968, members of the Republican Party, not then in office, did harm the safety and credibility of the United States, and did bring about the death of thousands of US military personnel, by making secret contact with and negotiating with an enemy of the United States, the government of North Vietnam, in an attempt to induce that foreign government to postpone peace negotiations with the rightful government of the United States, and thereby prolong the war, for the purpose of gaining political advantage from the failure of those talks.

Charge 2: That members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to, members of the Richard Nixon Administration, did abuse the power of their office and put the safety and credibility of the United States in jeopardy, in order to aid the interests of private political donors. To wit, that members of the Republican Party, as members of the Nixon Administration, interfered in the affairs of a sovereign nation, Chile, and did actively and illegally promote and participate in a coup d'etat in that country--including acts of murder--avowedly for the purpose of protecting the United States from the presumed threat of a Socialist government in Chile, but actually to protect the financial interests of several large corporate donors to the Republican Party who did business in that country.

Charge 3: That members of the Republican Party, including members of the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, harmed the safety and credibility of the United States by conducting an arms deal with the nation of Iran in direct violation of US law, then obstructed justice and lied to the Congress to cover for it, and subsequently abused their power of office by pardoning themselves to avoid criminal penalty.

Charge 4: That members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush Administrations, put the safety and credibility of the United States at risk by spending US treasure to provide military equipment and training to the nation of Iraq--a nation which the current Administration now claims presents a clear and present danger to the United States--despite the knowledge that the government of Iraq was a threat to peace, and had committed atrocities against its own people and against others, and despite the certainty that this military funding would undermine the moral authority of the United States to act in self defense against Iraq in the eyes of the rest of the world.

Charge 5. That members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of Congress, harmed the safety and credibility of the United States by diverting its treasure and attention to a partisan political pursuit of President William Clinton--which pursuit included:

a. the planting of a Republican party spy in the White House;
b. the misuse of the FBI and the Department of Justice for partisan political gain;
c. the bullying of witnesses known to be innocent;
d. the denying of counsel to witnesses;
e. the intentional leaking of erroneous information to the press;
f. the setting of a "perjury trap" for the President of the United States.

Further, I charge that this self-serving partisan attack divided and diverted the attention of the United States at a time that terrorist enemies were plotting against the nation. Indeed, when in 1998 President Clinton attempted to strike at a terrorist base in Sudan, the Republican Party openly mocked and attempted to undermine the credibility of the effort, doing so purely for the purposes of further partisan political gain.

Charge 6: That members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to, members of the Administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush, harmed the safety and credibility of the United States by causing papers and documents related to their activities conducted in the name of the public to be removed from public view and access, for the avowed purpose of protecting the nation, but actually for the purpose of hiding from the public activities which, if revealed, would be politically damaging to themselves. The various acts of this nature by members of the Republican Party are in violation of both the letter and the spirit of the laws which require and demand transparency in our government, and without which freedom and democracy cannot survive.

Charge 7: That members of the Republican Party, acting as agents of The Halliburton Company, harmed the safety and credibility of the United States by covertly conducting business with the nation of Iraq, in direct violation of US law, and in doing so provided Iraq with the means to purchase the weapons of mass destruction with which it now threatens the United States and its citizens around the world.

Charge 8: That members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of the George W. Bush Administration, did harm the safety, credibility, and financial well-being of the United States, by misrepresenting or obscuring the actions of their Administration and other government agencies before, during, and after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001, for the purpose of protecting themselves from political damage. Specifically, that:

a. members of the Republican party, as members of the Bush Administration, damaged the reputation of the Presidency of the United States by propagating a false story that the White House was a terrorist target on 9/11/2001;

b. members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of the George W. Bush Administration, have failed to give the public a full and open accounting of the security and intelligence failures that allowed the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 to succeed in killing thousands of Americans;

c. members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of the George W. Bush Administration, have so far held no individual or agency responsible for those gross failures, despite voluminous evidence that individuals and agencies responsible should have recognized that the attacks were coming;

d. members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of the George W. Bush Administration, have attempted to thwart a thorough investigation into those gross failures, going as far as instigating an FBI probe to find who in the government "leaked" details of the failures to the press, without which leaks the public would have little knowledge of the failures;

e. members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of the George W. Bush Administration, have harmed the safety and credibility of the United States by using the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 as a pretext to further their pre-existing political agenda, ignoring or misrepresenting the nature, causes, and sources of the attacks in order to lend support to their partisan arguments in favor of:

1. drilling for oil in ANWR;
2. continuing to fund a National Missile Defense Program;
3. invading the nation of Iraq;

f. members of the Republican Party, including but not limited to members of the George W. Bush Administration, have harmed the safety, credibility, and financial well-being of the United States by agitating publicly and vociferously for a military attack on Iraq, using the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 as a pretext, despite the fact that they have presented no credible evidence to the American public or the world that a connection exists between those attacks and Iraq, and despite the fact that launching such an attack without proper evidence and without the support of a significant number of allied countries puts the United States and its citizens at tremendous risk, both by exacerbating the already inflamed anti-Americanism now found throughout the world, and by ignoring the potentially devastating economic effects of a flight from the US of foreign capital at a time when the country's manufacturing is spread throughout the globe, and when its current trade deficit is $2.5 trillion, i.e., 25% of the GDP.

These charges, ample evidence of which can be found in the public record, demonstrate a pattern of treasonous behavior, by which the Republican Party has repeatedly put the safety, credibility and well-being of the United States and its citizens at risk for the purpose of partisan political gain.

The Congress of the United States owes a duty to the American people to aggressively investigate these charges, using all its legal authority and all available sources of information. And should it find the accused guilty, it owes a duty to the American people to mete out such justice as is required by law.

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