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March 16th, 2004, 5:45pm
Censure Bush for Misleading Us
In an attempt to evade responsibility for the misleading statements that pushed the nation into war, Bush has announced plans to form an independent inquiry to look into what went wrong. An inquiry would serve the Bush administration well: it would envelop the issue in a fog of uncertainty, deflect blame onto the intelligence services, and delay any political damage until 2005, after the upcoming election.
But the facts need no clarification. Despite repeated warnings from the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency, President Bush and his administration hyped and distorted the threat that Iraq posed. And now that reality is setting in, the President wants to pin the blame on someone else. We can't let him.
Congress has the power to censure the President — to formally reprimand him for betraying the nation's trust. If ever there was a time for this, it's now.
There is something we can do!!!
March 16th, 2004, 5:47pm
Thanks for posting it.
March 16th, 2004, 8:28pm
Thank you for posting this.
March 16th, 2004, 9:11pm
US billionaires bankroll anti-Bush ads
Tuesday November 11, 2003
Two of the world's richest men have pledged up to $5m for an anti-George Bush advertising campaign in an effort to oust the US president in next year's presidential election.
The international financier George Soros and Peter Lewis, chairman of the US motor insurance firm Progressive Corp, are prepared to spend £3m between them on television ads criticising the president.
They have pledged to donate 50 cents for every $1 raised for a planned $10m campaign being put together by the online activists Moveon.org.
The organisation, which has already begun broadcasting ads in West Virginia, is planning a major anti-Bush campaign focusing on the war in Iraq, the economy and the state of the American education system.
Mr Soros is a known supporter of the Democratic party and already contributes $1m a year to the leftwing think-tank the Center for American Progress and famously gave away nearly $5 bn - £2.9bn - to promote democracy in the former Soviet bloc, Africa and Asia.
He told the Washington Post defeating Mr Bush was "the central focus of my life", adding that the 2004 presidential race was "a matter of life and death".
"America, under Bush, is a danger to the world. And I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is," he said.
New legislation in the US bars political parties from spending large sums of money on advertising to vote out their opponents. Instead, pressure groups such as Moveon.org have stepped in to mobilise voters.
It is the first time Mr Soros has contributed such a large amount to a US campaign - in 2000 he gave $122,000, mostly to Democratic causes and candidates.
But recently Mr Soros has become alarmed at a rise in the influence of what he calls the neo-conservatives, whom he claims are exploiting the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US to promote an agenda of pre-emptive war.
"Bush feels that on September 11 he was anointed by God," Soros said. "Rather than defeating terrorism, he's leading the US and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence."
March 16th, 2004, 10:14pm
Nice of these gentlemen to be so generous!!!
March 16th, 2004, 10:16pm
Done and thanks so much for sharing. :gvibes:
March 16th, 2004, 10:22pm
Yes, very nice indeed! Great to hear of money being spent on a worthwhile cause.....
the truth :)
March 16th, 2004, 10:42pm
I love this...
You have to admit...for someone to blow their money on getting a President out of office...that President must be EVIL and BAD for the country.
March 16th, 2004, 11:06pm
I say good for Peter and George!! I am definitely making a contribution.
March 18th, 2004, 5:43pm
I think this is a great site, TrueMajority.org. They are affiliated with the one you posted.
March 21st, 2004, 8:58pm
Good for them! I've always been a fan of some of the things that George Soros has contributed to in the past - it's good to see he's still spending his money in the right way.
March 22nd, 2004, 2:51am
Here is a url that was in my weekly Democrats.com email for an online petition to impeach W:
impeach W (http://impeachcentral.com/elandslide/petition.cfm?campaign=impeach)
March 22nd, 2004, 3:01am
Oh! I forgot to say thanks to pattyepye for posting the censure link! I signed immediately! :gvibes: :soapbox: :cool2: :type:
March 22nd, 2004, 11:11am
Moveon.org is a wonderful group of folks. They offer fantastic ways to get involved that are somewhat easy.
March 22nd, 2004, 11:27am
Not so fast there, Lefty. CBS and Clarke are partners in book sales. Bernie Goldberg is right again:
CBSNEWS PUSHED BOOK IT OWNS; '60 MINUTES' DID NOT REVEAL PARENT COMPANY'S FINANCIAL STAKE IN CLARKE PROJECT!
March 22nd, 2004, 4:11pm
A censure would be pointless, Bush will be history by January 2005.