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SpecPros Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-03 09:27 PM
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Demand a Special Prosecutor for "Intimigate"
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Monday, November 3rd at 4:00 PM on 5th and Madison at the Federal Courthouse in Seattle WA, there will be a RALLY to Call for a Special Prosecutor to investigate the outing by the Bush Administation of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Ms. Plame, the wife of Ambassador Joseph Wilson, was exposed as an agent of the CIA in a retaliatory move by members of the Bush Administration. Ambassador Wilson had publicly criticized the Bush Administration for using evidence it knew to be false in order to promote the call to war with Iraq. Wilson had gone to Niger to investigate for the CIA and knew that the evidence of Saddam Hussien having purchased "yellowcake uranium" from Niger was untrue. Members of the Administration revealed Mr. Wilson's wife's name in an act of revenge and as a warning to others who might disagree with the Administration. This action was malfeasance, an abuse of power, and a clear violation of the laws protecting undercover CIA operatives from exposure to public attention and possible harm. Ms. Plame was working under cover tracking the people who are most likely to sell terrorists weapons of mass destruction. The Administration's actions in revealing Ms. Plame's name are made worse because it also has damaged our National Security while in a time of great danger. Ms. Plame has done more for our National Security, over the course of the last few years, than any "sneak and peek" provision of the Patriot Act will ever do.

Attorney General John Ashcroft is too closely involved in the Bush Administration to oversee the investigation of the illegal disclosure without a conflict of interest in protecting the Administration and his own position within the administration. The Veil in front of the Statue of Lady Justice in the RFK Justice Building is an apt analogy for the current situation. Justice is hidden from the American People by John Ashcroft and the Bush Administration.

Several Congressional Committees, such as the Senate Intelligence Committee, the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, and especially the Senate Committee on Governement Affairs, all can open inquires, but none of these Republican Chaired Committees has looked into the Plame case.

This is not a partisan issue. Whether liberal or conservative, we are all Americans, and we are all in much more in danger than we were before people in the Bush Administration exposed Valerie Plame as a CIA operative. Our anti-terrorist operations overseas have been compromised and overseas recruiting has become far more difficult. The parties responsible for this transgression must be brought to Justice! We the People do not believe a complete and thorough investigation can be completed so long as it is under the control of someone in the Administration. We believe a Special Prosecutor is needed to investigate the "Valerie Plame Affair" so that the American people can finally hear the Truth about what the Administration is doing behind closed doors.

Bush, Cheney, Rove, Ashcroft, and Rupert Murdoch seem think the American people are stupid and can be made to misunderstand or to forget events. We do understand. We will not forget, Mr. Bush. They seem to think they can hijack the honestly conservative values of the Republican Party and use them to their own ends. They can not. The American People are good people. The Bush Administration thinks that it can intimidate the loyal opposition of the Democratic Party into silence and submission. They can not. Americans are a brave and strong people. Liberal or conservative, we are all Americans.The American people may disagree upon many things but one thing we all agree upon is, Justice must be served!

With this in mind we are gathering The People together in front of the Federal Buildinig to show that we want Justice done and that we want what's best for National Security. So long as the Administration leakers are not brought to Justice, it could happen again, and we are all in more extreme peril than we should have to endure.

This will be a Peaceful Demonstration. We are only here to call for a Special Prosecutor and Congressional Investigations into the Plame Affair. We will be leaving any other political aspirations behind this November 3rd so as to concentrate upon the non partisan issue of applying Justice in the Bush Administration regarding an assault upon our National Security. We will comply with the Laws and exercise our Rights of "free assembly" as Guaranteed by the Constitution of These United States of America.

This event is being organized by THREADBARE RAG.


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