Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Lies Need Attention

Thank goodness for John Conyers. He is making sure the continuing lies of Shrub and company aren't completely ignored by the media. He is trying to get 100,000 signatures on a letter he will present to flightsuit demanding accountability.

If true, these assertions indicate that not only had our nation secretly and perhaps illegally agreed to go to war by the summer of 2002, but that we had gone on to take specific and tangible military actions before asking Congress or the United Nations for authority.

Thus, while there is considerable doubt as to whether the U.S. had authority to invade Iraq, given, among other things, the failure of the U.N. to issue a follow-up resolution to the November 8, 2002 Resolution 1441, it would seem that the act of engaging in military action via stepped up bombing raids that were not in response to an actual or imminent threat before our government asked for military authority would be even more problematic from a legal as well as a moral perspective.

You can sign the petition here. It will only take a second.

Thanks to Jane at Firedoglake for the lead and I'm pretty sure the missing WMD are in my briefcase somewhere and not in her couch.

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