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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:31 PM
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Dave Robinson: My fax to Pelosi regarding impeachment - This is not America
My fax to Pelosi regarding impeachment - This is not America

by Dave Robinson


Date: November 16, 2007
Re: Impeachment

To: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House 202- 225-4188

Cc:
Rep. John Conyers, Chair, House Judiciary Committee 202- 225-0072
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Subcommittee Chair, Constitution,
Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Committee 202- 225-6923
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Majority Leader 202- 225-4300
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Sponsor H. Res. 333 202- 225-5745
Rep. Yvette Clarke, (D-NY 11th), Cosponsor H. Res. 333 202- 226-0112
Rep. Edolphus Towns, (D-NY 10th), Cosponsor H. Res. 333 202- 225-1018
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) 202- 228-3027
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) 202- 228-0282
Rep. Rahm Emanuel, DCCC Chair 202- 225-5603
Howard Dean, DNC Chair 202- 863-8174

Dear Speaker Pelosi, I am blessed to live in Brooklyn, NY. I was honored to be involved in meetings earlier this year with two of our Brooklyn Congressional representatives, Yvette Clarke and Ed Towns. As a result of our meetings, both of these reps stepped up to co-sponsor H. Res. 333.

My fellow citizens and I prepared diligently for these meetings. We knew the resolutions three articles of impeachment against Cheney. We studied the supporting documentation available on Kucinichs website. As Americans paying attention well before H. Res. 333 was introduced, we knew the Downing Street Memo, Henry Waxmans Iraq on the Record, Elizabeth Holtzmans The Impeachment of George W. Bush and of course John Conyers The Constitution in Crisis; The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, and Coverups in the Iraq War, and Illegal Domestic Surveillance. We also knew our history regarding both Watergate and the Clinton impeachment. We were quite prepared to make the case and fight for it in each of our meetings with Representatives Clarke and Towns.

However, to these representatives great credit, we did not have to fight them to represent us. We only had to quote the exact language of the resolution. In Articles I and II, Cheney stands accused of having purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States regarding Iraqs nonexistent WMDs and mythical ties to Al Qaeda. In Article III, Cheney is called to account for his illegal threats and warmongering against Iran. As per the resolution, the Vice President is legally bound by the U.S. Constitution's adherence to international law that prohibits threats of use of force. Both Clarke and Towns listened attentively to us, their constituents, and agreed on the spot to cosponsor H. Res. 333.

Speaker Pelosi, you know as well as anyone that we are now in Iraq and apparently cant get out because of the lies told by this administration, and in the case of Cheney, so well documented in H. Res. 333. It is because of these lies that as of today 3,866 of our soldiers are now dead, leaving their families shattered. 28,424 of our soldiers have been wounded, some horrifically maimed. Over 1 million Iraqi civilians are dead, over 2 million are refugees, and another 2 million Iraqis are internally displaced, all because of the lies told by the Bush Administration and left unchallenged by complicit members of Congress.

Representatives Clarke and Towns are committed to specifically holding the Vice President (and by extension, the entire Bush Administration) responsible for the lies that resulted in the catastrophic invasion and occupation of Iraq. What do Representatives Towns and Clarke understand about demanding Executive accountability that the rest of you Democrats dont?

The arguments against impeachment are shameful, ridiculous and demeaning. Our NYC representative Jerrold Nadler, a man I once held in great respect, says over and over again that we dont have the votes. As the chair of the subcommittee that is now purposefully blocking H. Res. 333 from ever seeing the light of day, his statement is breathtakingly cynical and disingenuous. As you both know, impeachment hearings are the beginning of the investigative process, not the end. Until and unless the Judiciary Committee begins asking the questions, issuing subpoenas, compelling testimony and examining documents and other evidence, it is impossible and intellectually dishonest to presume to know what the evidence would finally show if the Committee bothered to look for it. Therefore, neither Congressman Nadler nor anyone else can count votes regarding a case the Judiciary Committee refuses to make. (It is useful to remember that the Watergate hearings were well underway before Butterfield revealed the existence of the Nixon tapes. No one on the 1972 Judiciary Committee knew about the tapes before the hearings began. Similarly, no one knows what todays Judiciary Committee would find this time, but by all indications a real investigation into the details of the run up to war would not present Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld or other members of the Bush Administration in an especially positive light.)

more...

http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_dave_rob_071116...
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:41 PM
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1. What a BEAUTY of a letter!
Thanks for posting, Sister!

Here's MY favorite paragraph:

"The moral of the story were getting from politicians such as Jerry Nadler and you, Speaker Pelosi, is this: You Democrats do not want to hold Bush accountable. You do not see a problem with a Unitary Executive because you anticipate the next president to be a good Democrat such as Senator Clinton. Winning big next November is all you care about, and you couldnt be happier to watch the ongoing illegal disaster that is the last year of the Bush Administration unfold so you can blame everything on the Republicans. Democratic Party stalwarts such as my own disgusting Senator Schumer approve an Attorney General who says the President can break the law with impunity. Let him break the law, you say that works for us! Let the war continue for another three, six, nine months, until 2013, forever... whatever. Increasing casualty numbers and a broken military works for us! Let the president express support for Pakistan, a nuclear power run by a military dictator who locks up lawyers who are pushing for democracy and lawful government under their constitution. More disastrous foreign policy mistakes by Bush works for us!"


IMPEACH ALREADY!!!!
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:54 PM
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2. K&R! Beautiful. I hope it melted her Fax machine.
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simmonsj811 Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:06 PM
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3. Thanks for the post
K&R :kick: :hi: :toast:
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:18 PM
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4. k&r#5
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:58 PM
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5. Thank you. And for that, I have posted a tune. Give it a listen.
I was reminded of this version of This Is Not America, when seeing this thread. I know it's not really relevant. But someone might enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRjivIBCHDc

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:16 PM
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6. I did listen, and loved it. It's been a long time since I'd heard Pat
Metheny, and the group is as good as ever. Thanks!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:20 PM
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7. I love it that our country is filled
with people like Dave Robinson and we have the internet to read their intelligence and passion!
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kelligesq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:35 PM
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8. Wish DAve would sent that to a mainstream newspaper maybe as an Op Ed
betch Village Coice would go for it, of the Observer, but Id really like to see in the New York Times
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:52 PM
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9. Yeah, that's what
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 06:52 PM by zidzi
we have to do to turn this thing around..not letting up or giving up for one second!

Welcome to DU, kelligesq~
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:59 AM
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10. Great. Everyone Can Fax To The Numbers Dave Provided
Free Internet Faxing FAQ

http://www.savetz.com/fax /

Conyers has said they are being "besieged."

Don't be left out. Something to show the grandkids.

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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:09 AM
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11. k + r
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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:29 AM
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12. K&R Right to the point! nt
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