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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:33 AM
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What happened to the "Independent Council"?
WHY did the Republicans get away with spending 50 million dollars in an attempt to hunt down President Clinton, (and catch him with an affair with an intern) yet Bush has sent us into a war that has killed THOUSANDS and is not even being forced to account for his actions? Why are we Democrats so passive? Why do the Republicans go after us like piranhas and we let a genocidal killer get away?

Who is reasonable for scrutinizing what he does and why have they done NOTHING? And how can we get them off of their arses to make a move? Are we a bunch of wussies?
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AverageJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:37 AM
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1. In answer to your last question
Yes, clearly we are.
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:37 AM
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2. What happened to the report about intelligence failures and distortion?
The one that was being sat on until after the election because it made the Bush Administration look so bad?
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Old Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:41 AM
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3. The republicans rewrote it
So that Tenet takes the blame and Condi walks free.
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sueh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:46 AM
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6. We'll probably never see it in its entirety...
Gonzales will cherry-pick what we can see.
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Old Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:42 AM
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4. The Independent Council would be appointed by
Congress. Don't hold your breath.
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sueh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:43 AM
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5. If I remember correctly, the Independent Counsel Law expired around
the end of Clinton's term and he did not renew it because he thought no one should have to go through all BS he and others were put through. Sadly, I wish he had renewed it. Would have come in handy right about now.
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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:17 AM
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7. You are correct; both parties had been burned by it...

...so, now neither will suffer independent accountability. We all lose.
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DrCorday Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:46 AM
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8. What good would it do anyway?
It seems like Bush is invincible! He could probably order the Army to march in and take over DC by force (I doubt that he would, but...), and there'd be the Freepers, out there whining at us, saying that "we're not supporting the troops" or "hate America" by speaking out against even a military coup d'etat.

And I guess I'll just have to laugh before the Secret Police confiscate me for saying that.

So, haha.
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:51 AM
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9. Isn't there ANYTHING we can do?
How does the government go about impeachment and why are all these signs up saying, "Impeach Bush" yet no one in the Houses have even wispered the word?

Obviously this killing machine is going to serve another presidency. I think it is our responsibility to somehow show our people and the world that most of us do not approve of what he has done.
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DrCorday Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:55 PM
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10. According to the assholes most of us do approve of Bush...
The Republicans keep rubbing in that Bush got 51% of the vote last time around as if it were some sort of landslide.

The cheating explanation aside, the part that irritates me most is the possibility that someone so clearly wrong can at all be popular. I guess that wouldn't be new, though.
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