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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-07 11:59 AM
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6. 'Money Trumps Peace' pretty much spells E-V-I-L.
From the pen of Ms. Carla Binion:

Knee-deep blood in the land of make-believe

Analysis by Carla Binion
Online Journal Associate Editor
Apr 26, 2007, 00:44

Its astonishing that members of Congress are either unaware George W. Bush and Dick Cheney lied the nation into war with Iraq, or they are aware of the fact and dont care. A Congress grounded in reality would have unequivocally acknowledged the administrations lies long ago and taken appropriate action -- almost certainly impeachment.

If we say the pre-war lies dont matter and the country should sweep them under the rug and only focus on the best way out of Iraq, what were really saying is that the truth itself doesnt matter. If we say we should look away from the fact that thousands of U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died for a lie, were saying the lost lives dont matter, the war-injured and maimed dont matter, Americas honor and integrity dont matter.

The logic-free anti-impeachment excuse is that the nation cant handle running the country and impeachment simultaneously. John Nichols wrote in The Nation recently, Pelosi fears that impeachment would distract from the Democratic legislative agenda and provoke an electoral backlash.

However, the bottom line is the country cant afford to let Bush and Cheney get away with deceiving us into a costly and bloody war. Decisions on a matter of this weight shouldnt be based on fear, whether fear of an impeded agenda or threat of backlash.


A nation that doesnt care enough about the truth to investigate tenaciously and impeach Bush and Cheney if the probe warrants, is a nation divorced from reality and conscience. No fear-based or politically expedient excuse could possibly justify Congresss hesitating to pursue this issue in a sober, principled and timely manner.


Thank you for giving a damn, texpatriot2004!
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