The Downing Street Minutes and related documents (all available at http://www.afterdowningstreet.org ) provide new and compelling evidence that President Bush, by the summer of 2002:
1. secretly decided to go to war;
2. decided to deceive and mislead the Congress and the American people with false claims about both weapons of mass destruction and ties between Saddam Hussein and 9-11;
3. secretly diverted $700 million from the War in Afghanistan and started bombing Iraq to provoke a war;
4. agreed to go to the UN only to "legalize" an illegal invasion - and then walked out of the U.N. when inspections worked.
Items 2 and 3 are both impeachable offenses. The Bush Administration's conspiracy to deceive Congress culminated in a fraudulent letter to Congress on March 18, 2003, claiming continued U.N. inspections would endanger the national security of the United States.
This fraud violated the federal anti-conspiracy statute, 18 U.S.C. § 371, which makes it a felony "to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose..."; and The False Statements Accountability Act of 1996, 18 U.S.C. § 1001, which makes it a felony to issue knowingly and willfully false statements to the United States Congress.
You'll note I don't immediately call for impeachment. I call for investigation. Some are more fervent on the impeachment angle, I personally think the answers need to come out before any impeachment proceedings are contemplated. But I do believe personally that Bush lied to and misled the American people, Congress, and our allies in his justifications for invading Iraq.
Where's the proof? The investigation (that will likely be blocked by a GOP-led Congress) should produce it. The Downing Street Memo points us right to it. Someone needs to get to work.
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News and facts on the Downing Street Memo.
Downing Street Memo
State Department Documents that back up the Downing Street Memo.