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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:54 PM
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Mr. Conyers, there is already a "commission" in place to investigate Bushco crimes:
It's called the HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, and YOU chair it. Investigate already.

There is also a group called the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, over which your committee has oversight. Let them know you expect an investigation, and if they don't do it, hold them accountable.

"Commissions" as you want set up are where criminal charges go to die.

DO YOUR JOB!
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:00 PM
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1. Mr. Conyers, Obama WON. K & R # 6.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:22 PM
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2. Obama won, and
the Democrats control Congress. No excuses. :hi:
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:53 PM
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6. Thank you for reminding- WE won. Now we'll find out
something about the direction our nation's moral compass on this issue and our national will to correct it.

:thumbsup:

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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:27 PM
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3. i hope you sent this to his office
and i hope you don't mind if i do, too.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:28 PM
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4. You send it. I'm calling him on the phone in the morning
with the same message.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:47 PM
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5. Hey rateyes - Didn't realize Conyer was asking for a Commission
Will wonders never cease.

Wake me up when Impeachment is sitting and glaring from the topside of the table at all the oozing impeached meat of the last Administration.

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:15 PM
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8. 500 page report asking for one.
:hi:
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:50 PM
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12. Well that shows he wasn't serious, huh!
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:50 PM by truedelphi
But neat that so many here realize he already has DA POWER.

:toast:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:00 PM
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7. The only remaining explanation for no proscecution would have to be threats against Conyers
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:10 PM by Fire Walk With Me
and anyone else investigating. A few years ago, his and his staff's "Constitution in Crisis" said more than enough to begin not only impeachment, but proscecution. This is supposition, but I can think of no other explanation. The crimes are too clear, too severe, and too numerous to not loudly begin investigating.

We STILL don't know anything about who caused 9/11, and the intelligence community seems completely happy to wait until the subject becomes moot. The longer it remains an utterly unconcerned mystery, the more I believe MIHOP. Those reasons, and the severe obstruction everyone encounters when attempting to investigate.

Prove me wrong and I'll be truly happy that you've done so. Until then, it remains utterly astonishing that the country's intelligence communities have remained inconclusive :shrug:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:16 PM
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9. Can't prove wrong what is right. nt
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:27 PM
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11. "...I will tell you that there probably is no peace for people like you and me
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:38 PM by Fire Walk With Me
in this world. Somebody's got to be angry or nothing gets fixed. That's what we were put here for, to stay pissed off." -Captain, "Sick Puppy", Carl Hiaasen, page 457 (paperback).

I don't condone the characters' methods, btw, but that's the fact, Jack.

:hi:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:09 PM
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13. I hear that, and know it's a fact. nt
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:23 PM
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10. Exactly.
I think far too many people fall into the GOP idea that "government is the problem" and every existing program needs to be replaced.

I agree that we already have everything we need to govern. We may have to "adapt" what already exists to new situations, but there's no need to re-invent the wheel.

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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:06 PM
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14. Bushco had all their crimes classified
President Obama will have to sign an EO ordering the immediate declassification of every bit of classified information Bushco abused to cover up their crimes.

That's the reason it's impossible--for now--to investigate the Bush crimes. First, the information has to be made public before the Obama admin can prosecute.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:09 PM
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15. Congress has been AWOL for eight years...
the lights are on but there's nobody home. It's why their approval rating has been in the gutter for years. If you did your job the way they have done theirs you'd have been fired in a week.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:20 AM
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16. meow2u3, is it possible that all the evidence needed to prosecute is classified? Seems
to me there's plenty that is public domain that would get the ball rolling until President Obama authorizes declassification.

K & R this thread.

No Commision!!

Yes Investigation!!

Yes Prosecution!!

Yes Conviction!!
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Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:49 AM
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17. A judge just ruled that the prosecution can use classified information to convict Bush
and the Obama Administration is trying to stop it

Obama Administration: Wiretapping Legal Challenge Must Die
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:18 AM
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18. You are correct, but a more thorough reading might assuage our fears that this is
a coverup. Remember that President Obama has the authority to declassify.

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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:09 AM
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19. It's Long Past Time He Gave Up The Gavel To Wexler
Though you have to give him credit for consistency. His position has always been the same:

"Something MUST be done!! ... er, at some later time ... and by someone other than me."

No failure could be more abject.

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:51 AM
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20. You would get press coverage and the law with that. Politicians
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 06:52 AM by mmonk
had rather set up a commission to pretend is was attended to, reach a conclusion short of full disclosure, and bury the issue.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:31 AM
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21. VERY good point.
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byeya Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:50 PM
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22. Wexler In - Conyers Out
It's very disappointing to realize this, but Conyers is a huge failure. It's not up to us to guess why he's failed but he needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 04:56 PM
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 04:56 PM
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