(Im)peachy keen

A news story which appears to be flying well below the radar should be brought to everyone’s attention, nay, shouted from the rooftops.

John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan, has introduced a motion of censure into the House of Representatives. The motion targets both Bush and Cheney for providing false information which led this country into war with Iraq. Furthermore, the motion condemns the two for “failing to respond to written questions” and calls for an investigation to determine whether or not the two violated international law.

“Censuring Vice President Richard B. Cheney for failing to respond to requests for information concerning allegations that he and others in the Administration misled Congress and the American people regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, misstated and manipulated intelligence information regarding the justification for the war, countenanced torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of persons in Iraq, and permitted inappropriate retaliation against critics of the Administration and for failing to adequately account for specific misstatements he made regarding the war.”

The full text of the resolutions (House Resolutions 636 and 637) has not yet been made available on Thomas, but the above gives the reader a general idea of the sentiment.

However, the bigger (and better?) news is about House Resolution 635:

“Creating a select committee to investigate the Administration’s intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.”

The times, they are achanging? If Clinton faced impeachment over a blowjpb, it’s about time the Shrub was brought to justice. I for one will be writing my representative and encouraging him to support the resolutions–I suggest that you do the same.