Thursday, June 09, 2005

John Conyers, Jr., American hero

This just out:

Congressman John Conyers (D. - Mich.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, working with, has scheduled hearings on the Downing Street Minutes and related evidence to be held on Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 16 (time and place to be determined).

Numerous Congress members will take part, along with an ambassador, a WMD expert, a CIA analyst with 27 years experience, parents who have lost sons in Iraq, a constitutional lawyer, and other witnesses.

Following the hearings, Congressman Conyers will attempt to deliver to the President a letter signed by 500,000 Americans asking him to reply to questions raised by the Downing Street Minutes. Supporters will rally in Lafayette Square Park. (Time to be determined.)

ADS is a coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups, which launched on May 26, 2005, a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to begin a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war.
Read the rest at After Downing Street. And if you haven't already done so, sign Rep. Conyers' letter!
UPDATE: The timing is probably a coincidence, but it was 51 years ago today that Joseph Welch, legal counsel to the Army in the HUAC hearings, said those beautiful, career-ending words to Senator Joseph McCarthy. You know, "Have you no decency, sir? Have you, at long last, no sense of decency?"

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