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Excellent article. I wanted to forward it to the congress members mentioned in the article who are on the specific committees that could follow up on the questions, but apparently I have to live in their districts or states to be able e-mail them via the congressional e-mail form system.

Anyone know of direct e-mail addresses for the congress?

Posted by riffrider at February 2, 2007 11:59 AM

riffrider,

Thanks for trying this. Where do you live? The best thing to do would be to find out what committees your senators and representative are on. At least one of them is probably on intelligence, armed services, appropriations, or government reform. They can have influence (particularly if they're Democrats) even if they're not the chair.

Then, join a United for Peace & Justice affiliate in your area. They may be getting involved in this, and your voice would be magnified if part of a group.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at February 2, 2007 12:09 PM

I've been reading you for quite a while, and I didn't know you were a media consultant for the Kucinich campaign. I don't think I'd want you to post the disclaimer on every post like Jon Henke at Q&O did when he went to work for George Allen, but I hope you put it up somewhere.

Those questions about the permanent bases and the money diverted to buildup in Kuwait are good questions.

Posted by Noumenon at February 2, 2007 12:20 PM

Does any sensible person believe Bush or Blair would have dared to attack Saddam if they truly belived he had the purported WMDs? They knew the inspectors had essentially disarmed Iraq and by knowing this an U.S. invasion was guarenteed with the joyful prospects that it would be "a slam dunk cakewalk." It is said "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" and the plans of these rodents that started this war have gone much further than simply being "awry." steve USN WW2

Posted by Steve at February 2, 2007 03:21 PM

There are, indeed, so many things to investigate -- suppression of global climate evidence, torture, paying pundits to plant your education propaganda, war profiteering, Katrina, blowing the cover of CIA agents, an open door policy for everyone from Jack Abramoff to fake journalist/male escorts. If you really pursued them all, there's a danger that the public would get bored with it or lost in all the details, and the right wing machine would claim it was all just politically motivated (without a hint of irony).

It's tempting to think that this is part of Karl Rove's plan -- be so over-the-top with crimes that you overwhelm the investigators. But I just think they are so fundamentally corrupt they don't know how else to operate. So where do you begin, and would Congress ever get anything else done if they investigated everything worth investigating?

Posted by Whistler Blue at February 2, 2007 04:56 PM