Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Buffalo Springfield

For what it's worth, here's the text of a letter I mailed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and copied to my congressman, as suggested by the Portland Independent Media Center:

Speaker Pelosi:

In spite of what the Democratic leadership may perceive as the prevailing political headwinds, it is imperative that you and your party take the initiative in restoring the rule of law, checks and balances, and our reputation as a member of the world community by introducing Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. They lied us into war at the cost of 3,000 American lives and what is widely reported to be more than 670,000 Iraqi lives. They have trampled our civil liberties. They have, through torturing prisoners of war and the illegal “extraordinary rendition” of suspected terrorists, made a travesty of this nation’s highest ideals. And they are guilty, at home, of criminal neglect in the case of Hurricane Katrina, whose devastation revealed deep-seated social inequities that this war is designed to conceal.

You will be receiving, I trust, thousands of other letters which detail the offenses of Bush and Cheney in more detail. I would also like to refer you to Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia L. Cooper’s book The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens, available in bookstores everywhere.

Speaker Pelosi, the American people have given you and the Congress a mandate for change. Not for raising the minimum wage or creating new ethics rules, as laudable as those goals might be, but change at the highest levels of government. Make this George W. Bush’s accountability moment, and give us back our country.


Joshua Corey
Twenty-second District of New York

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