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May 29, 2005

After Downing Street

If you haven't seen it already, check out After Downing Street. It's a coalition including Veterans for Peace, Global Exchange, and many others that was launched three days ago urge that the U.S. Congress launch a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. The campaign focuses on evidence that recently emerged in a British memo containing minutes of a secret July 2002 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials.

The odds of this actually happening are, of course, 7,000 to 1. However, that doesn't mean it's not very much worth trying.

One thing you can do immediately is write to your Congressional representative. You can also sign a letter to Bush requesting that he answer the five questions regarding the Downing Street Memo submitted to him by John Conyers and 88 other Congresspeople on May 5th. So far Bush has ignored them, because, you know, why should the president have to answer questions?

Beyond that, you can visit After Downing Street for more suggested actions, and sign up to receive future updates by email. And those with websites may wish to join the Big Brass Alliance.

(Note that the main staff member for After Downing Street is David Swanson, the hardest working man in politics. So you know it's going to be good.)

Posted at May 29, 2005 10:45 AM | TrackBack

Conyers has something similar:

Posted by: saurabh at May 30, 2005 01:10 AM

The site has bee sabotaged as of today. Trying to log on results in the following message:
Fatal error: Duplicate entry '0' for key 1 query: INSERT INTO cs_sessions (sid, hostname, timestamp) values('709ff54796cd23c0b0542dd1681724e2', '', 1122515736) in /home/sites/site17/web/includes/ on line 125

Posted by: at July 27, 2005 08:56 PM