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Conyers submits bills to censure Bush, Cheney

Blogswarm away…Congressman John Conyers has submitted two bills that would censure dry-drunk Bush and Dark Lord Cheney and create a select committee to investigate the Administration’s possible crimes and make recommendations regarding grounds for impeachment.

The good folks at have created, a clearinghouse for information about this effort.

H.Res.365 would create a select committee to investigate the Administration’s intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, and retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.

H.Res.636 and H.Res.637 would censure, respectively, Bush and Cheney for failing to respond to requests for information concerning allegations that they and others in the Administration misled Congress and the American people regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, misstated and manipulated intelligence information regarding the justification for the war, countenanced torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of persons in Iraq, and permitted inappropriate retaliation against critics of the Administration, for failing to adequately account for certain misstatements they made regarding the war, and – in the case of President Bush – for failing to comply with Executive Order 12958.

The House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff report (mentioned last night) titled “The Constitution in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, and Cover-ups in the Iraq War” is out and up at the web site.

Ask your congressmember to support the legislation.

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