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This was originally a part of the Celebrating Courage series. Now, it must be an expose of cowardice. Conyers is not the only Democrat that has shown abject cowardice in the face of Republican and Cabal threats, but along with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed, he is a horrible example of the cravenness of bought-and-paid-for American Congressperesons.

Representative John Conyers, Jr. Forms Special Committee to Investigate Impeachable Offenses

     Thirty members of Congress have joined John Conyers, Jr. in cosponsoring House Resolution 635 to investigate offenses perpetrated by the Bush administration. A number of municipalities have passed resolutions calling for the president to resign or face impeachment. Over 42,000 people have signed on as Citizen Cosponsors of House Resolution 635 on the Conyers website.

      Grass root response has encouraged many Members of Congress to take a stronger stand against the Bush junta. Conyers was one of the participants in the 3/2/2006 Harper's Magazine panel on: "Is There a Case for Impeachment?" discussing the Bush administration policies. Forum speakers included Lewis H. Lapham, Editor of Harper’s Magazine; Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of U.S. House Judiciary Committee; former Congresswoman Liz Holtzman; John Dean, former Nixon administration counsel, and Michael Ratner, President of Center for Constitutional Rights.

Lapham Calls for Bush's Impeachment

     In the March, 2006 issue of Harpers, Editor Lewis H. Lapham highlights the Conyers "report, 182 pages, 1,022 footnotes, assembled by Conyers's staff during the six months prior to its presentation to Congress, that describes the Bush Administration's invasion of Iraq as the perpetration of a crime against the American people. It is a fair description. Drawing on evidence furnished over the last four years by a sizable crowd of credible witnesses—government officials both extant and former, journalists, military

officers, politicians, diplomats domestic and foreign-the authors of the report find a conspiracy to commit fraud, the administration talking out of all sides of its lying mouth, secretly planning a frivolous and unnecessary war while at the same time pretending in its public statements that nothing was further from the truth.

     "Before reading the report, I wouldn't have expected to find myself thinking that such a course of action was either likely or possible; after reading the report, I don't know why we would run the risk of not impeaching the man. We have before us in the White House a thief who steals the country's good name and reputation for his private interest and personal use; a liar who seeks to instill in the American people a state of fear; a televangelist who engages the United States in a never-ending crusade against all the world's evil, a wastrel who squanders a vast sum of the nation's wealth on what turns out to be a recruiting drive certain to multiply the host of our enemies. In a word, a criminal—known to be armed and shown to be dangerous. Under the three-strike rule available to the courts in California, judges sentence people to life in jail for having stolen from Wal-Mart a set of golf clubs or a child's tricycle. Who then calls strikes on President Bush, and how many more does he get before being sent down on waivers to one of the Texas Prison Leagues?"


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