Updated: Just bumping this up, in case you missed it the first time it was published. ~ DS
Originally posted Jan 4, 2008
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By John W. Dean
By Deceiving a Congressional Leader, Cheney Sent Us to War on False Pretenses and Violated the Separation of Powers – as Well as the Criminal Law
This week, I agreed to deliver a “Constitution Day” talk on a college campus. My talk was not partisan. Yet the subject matter I selected was prompted by the most incredible – not to mention the most deadly – lie Dick Cheney has yet told, which was reported earlier this week.
Last year, Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman and Jo Baker, now of the New York Times, did an extensive series for the Post on Cheney. Now, Gellman has done some more digging, and published the result in a book he released this week: Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency. The book reveals a lie told to a high-ranking fellow Republican, and the difference that lie made. In this column, I’ll explain how Cheney defied the separation of powers, and go back to the founding history to show why actions like his matter so profoundly.
Book: Cheney’s Drive for Warrantless Spying Nearly Brought Down Bush Presidency
We speak to award-winning journalist Barton Gellman about his new book, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency. Gellman reveals Cheney played a crucial role in maintaining warrantless spying even after Justice Department officials began to doubt its legality in 2004. Gellman writes: “The history of the Bush administration cannot be written without close attention to the moments when Cheney took the helm—sometimes at Bush’s direction, sometimes with his tacit consent, and sometimes without the president’s apparent awareness.” [includes rush transcript]
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Please contact your senators and demand that they vote NO on the new wiretapping legislation that not only grants immunity to telecoms who helped the Bush administration illegally spy on innocent American citizens, but also allows the illegal spying to continue with no accountability whatsoever.
And please share this info with all your friends and family.
Thanks – JP
For Immediate Release
June 22, 2008
(San Francisco) Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Joins Cindy for Congress as Honorary Co-Chair as No-Strings Occupation and War Funding, Telecom Immunity Bills Are Ushered Through Democrat-controlled Congress
McKinney: “The point was to change Washington, DC, but instead Washington, DC changed Nancy Pelosi”
As a sign of tightening opposition to the string of hope-reversing policies being put forward by Speaker Pelosi, Green Party Presidential and pro-peace candidate Cynthia McKinney agreed to serve as an Honorary Co-Chair of Cindy Sheehan’s campaign to oust Nancy Pelosi from Congress. “Nancy Pelosi needs to phone home, because it’s clear that she’s forgotten the values of the people of California who sent her to Congress. The point was to change Washington, DC, but instead Washington, DC changed Nancy Pelosi,” commented McKinney, a former colleague of Pelosi.
McKinney first declared her independence from the national leadership that voted its complicity in war crimes, torture, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace at an anti-war demonstration in front of the Pentagon in March of 2007. At that time, McKinney lamented that the Democratic majority in Congress had failed to repeal the Patriot Acts and the Bush tax cuts, introduce and pass legislation for a livable wage and investigate the Pentagon’s admitted “loss” of $2.3 trillion. McKinney bolted the Democratic Party afterwards, declaring her candidacy for the Green Party’s nomination in December 2007. Today, McKinney adds to that list Democratic leadership’s failure to pass legislation providing for a single payer health care system in our country and its inaction on the foreclosure crisis gripping homeowners.
McKinney first publicly endorsed Cindy’s Congressional campaign last year in Kennebunkport, Maine near the home of George Herbert Walker Bush. According to McKinney, “Cindy’s campaign is increasingly important today as the only way left to put peace, impeachment, and our values back on the table.” McKinney added, “Cindy continues to show us the power of one, the power that is within every one of us. Moreover, Cindy Sheehan can win.”
“Having Cynthia on board is a significant gain for my campaign. She has experience in tough campaigns and brings a wealth of knowledge. I am running to win, we have already raised close to $200,000 and everyday we get more and more support as people get more fed up with Pelosi’s mis-leadership,” says Sheehan.
Since the Democrats assumed control of Congress, according to some reports, an additional 1,200 U.S. troops have died and nearly 10,000 more have been wounded, with tens of thousands more Iraqi civilians killed. Hundreds of billions of additional dollars have been appropriated for war and occupation under Pelosi’s watch and she took impeachment “off the table.” Both Cindy and Cynthia are members of the New Broom Coalition, founded by Dr. Carol Wolman, the California Green Party’s First Congressional District candidate, a Coalition that seeks to empower the people by putting a clean sweep to Congress.
Currently, McKinney is preparing to head to Chicago for the Green Party Convention July 10 – July 13. Sheehan is anchored in San Francisco campaigning for the first hurdle of collecting 10,198 signatures needed to get on the ballot in November as a “Decline to State/Independent” candidate.
Cynthia McKinney pushes Pelosi for Impeachment
January 21, 2008
Cynthia McKinney joined other activists outside the San Francisco Federal Building to push impeachment. It was event driven by Cindy Sheehan to increase pressure to Nancy Pelosi.
Activists delivered several thousand letters and signatures from around the US requesting the impeachment of Bush and/or Cheney.
I liked listening to McKinney. Her English is far more beautiful and expressive than what we get from the synthetic politicians in the mainstream press. She is a politician with something to say.
This is a nice compilation of the FISA bill discussion. See: Kucinich & Sheila Jackson Lee Arguing Against Changes to FISA + Pelosi’s Support! for more coverage. ~ Lo
HR6304 – FISA AMENDMENTS ACT
Assembled by the team at www.WashingtonYoureFired.com
On June 20, 2008 – 293 Representatives voted in favor to invalidate the 4th Amendment.
But before they voted, this is what our leaders in Washington had to say about HR6304
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
“Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.”
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The press rolls over like a good dog and everything is “America’s” fault — huh??
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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
For more: http://www.linktv.org/originalseries
“UK court: Muslim preacher should be extradited to US,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Iran rebels execute kidnapped policemen,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Israel favors talks with Lebanon,” Dubai TV, UAE
“Bulldozers Dig Graves of Enemy in Galilee,” New TV, Lebanon
“Deported to Gaza,” Al-Alam TV, Iran
“NATO Kills More than 100 Talibans,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
“High Commission to Regulate Arab Broadcasting,” Egypt Satellite Channel, Egypt
“Appeasement Israeli Style,” Link TV, USA
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.
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