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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:08 AM
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From Patrick Leahy...request to sign his online petition
No link-email I received...



We have just emerged from a time when White House officials often acted as if they were above the law. That was wrong and must be fully exposed so it never happens again.

That is why I proposed the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses during the Bush-Cheney Administration. These abuses may include the use of torture, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws.

During the past several years, this country has been divided as deeply as it has been at any time in our history since the Civil War. It has made our government less productive and our society less civil. In this week when we begin commemorating the Lincoln bicentennial, there is need, again, "to bind up the nation's wounds." President Lincoln urged that course in his second inaugural address some seven score and four years ago.

Rather than vengeance, we need a fair-minded pursuit of what actually happened. The best way to move forward is getting to the truth, finding out what happened, so we can make sure it does not happen again.

Please sign my online petition at BushTruthCommission.com -- and urge Congress to consider establishing a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration's abuses.

http://ga3.org/campaign/btcpetition

The Obama Administration has already made huge strides to restore the Constitution and renew our commitment to international law after eight corrosive years. But we must read the full page on this dark chapter in American history before we can turn it for good, which is why I feel so strongly about investigating what really happened.

I hope you agree.

Please sign my online petition at BushTruthCommission.com -- and urge Congress to consider forming a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration's abuses.

On Monday, I delivered a speech at Georgetown University where I outlined my ideas about why we need a truth and reconciliation commission and how it could work. You can click here to watch some of my remarks.

A truth and reconciliation commission would be tasked with seeking answers. It would provide Congress and the American people with a shared understanding of the failures of the recent past, so we do not repeat them in the future.

Please sign my online petition at BushTruthCommission.com -- and urge Congress to consider establishing a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration's abuses.

http://ga3.org/campaign/btcpetition

Thank you for taking action to prevent history from repeating itself by supporting the creation of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the misdeeds of the past eight years.

Sincerely,

Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator

P.S. If you think establishing a truth and reconciliation commission is important, I hope you'll take just a second to sign my online petition -- and then forward this email to everyone you know. It's critically important that we build grassroots support to make sure we get the truth.
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:10 AM
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1. I wonder - if this goes forward and the
truth comes out against Bush and Cheney, what next? Do you think it will prompt an investigation and criminal prosecutions? I would hope so.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:12 AM
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3. It's possible, and I'm hoping so. From yesterday...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Leahy Says Bush Officials Could Be Prosecuted
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:12 AM
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2. please, don't just slap them on the back of the hand!!
they need to learn what they did is treason
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lsewpershad Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:22 AM
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14. Commissions in the past
have not done very much to prevent "future" wrong doing. A team of special prosecutors should be appointed to investigate and psosecute the criminals.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:16 AM
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4. thanks and done
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:18 AM
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5. check this out too
the video from the other night with Keith and Jonathan Turley

we are obligated to do this legally.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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biopowertoday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:27 AM
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7. thanks for the link.
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biopowertoday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:26 AM
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6. REC AND SIGNED**
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:29 AM
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8. Yes, I got it.
I'm preparing a reply.
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:31 AM
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9. No Cover-up Commissions!
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:31 AM
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10. signed k&r
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:33 AM
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12.  Should he not have a .gov address?.umm I feel a little paranoid
Edited on Thu Feb-12-09 09:37 AM by wroberts189

who is Ken Leiserson ?



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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:33 AM
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11. Done - Sent to others to sign.
We can only hope that some day on this earth the Bush Crime "family" will be brought to justice!
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:49 AM
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13. Done..thanks!
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 02:06 PM
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15. No.
Not unless he drops immunity. Actually, I think this should not be a "commission". I don't want this to end up like 9/11. I think the DOJ should persue this, perhaps a special prosecutor should be appointed. I think Leahy is a good man who wants to get to the bottom of this, but I think he wants to use this as a "learning" tool, rather than a "justice" tool.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 08:53 PM
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16. Get of your ass ...
Leahy, and do your job!
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