5.29.2005

please sign, then post

John Conyers, excellent Congressmember from Detroit, MI, is circulating a petition, asking for answers about the Downing Street Memo.

His website is here; he also posted it at Kos, among other places.

Read, sign and post.

Don't ask whether or not it will do anything. Remember what Gandhi said. (And by the way, that's the correct quote. It is often misquoted as "...may seem insignificant to you". The original statement is not conditional.)

Please: read, sign and post.

1 comment:

redsock said...

Conyers is sending a new letter to Rumsfeld after reading information in the London Times.

Conyers says:

This morning I read the new revelations, again the London Times, that British and U.S. aircraft had substantially stepped up their bombing activity in the summer of 2002 in an effort to "goad Saddam into War." If true, we would seem to have the "smoking bullet" to the "smoking gun" of the Downing Street Memo.

I have prepared a letter to Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld detailing these new charges and asking for his response (see extended entry). Since the House is out of session next week, I plan to submit it by myself on Tuesday.

Of course, this new disclosure makes my letter asking 100,000 citizens to write to President Bush, located at www.johnconyers.com, all the more important.

As my back-office administrator is closed for the holiday, I do not expect to have specific numbers of signatures until Tuesday, however needless to say, the response has been overwhelming from everything I can gage thus far.

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From the Times:

"The RAF and US aircraft doubled the rate at which they were dropping bombs on Iraq in 2002 in an attempt to provoke Saddam Hussein into giving the allies an excuse for war, new evidence has shown.

"The attacks were intensified from May, six months before the United Nations resolution that Tony Blair and Lord Goldsmith, the attorney-general, argued gave the coalition (sic) the legal basis for war. By the end of August the raids had become a full air offensive.

"The details follow the leak to The Sunday Times of minutes of a key meeting in July 2002 at which Blair and his war cabinet discussed how to make "regime change" in Iraq legal."

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More (and text of Conyers's letter) at Kos