Letters from the June 29 Issue…
Article comments from yesweekly.com…
‘“Ralph Nader calls for impeachment: Downing Street Memo is trouble for Bush’”
In November 2003, critics of the Iraq war could not believe their own ears. Neocon Richard Perle admitted, quite freely, that the attack upon Iraq was initiated with naked contempt for international law.
At the time, defenders of the British government had said, in short, ‘“Oh, no! Not Britain. We would never agree that the rule of law should be ignored, like the United States is doing.’”
Yet, the Downing Street Memos, while showing that a divergence in opinion between the governments of the UK and the US may have been there, also showed the intent was for the UK to go along with the U.S. – regardless. The plan was to help the U.S. to establish a ***casus belli*** for war. They ultimately failed to convince the Security Council. The UK went to war as a coalition partner with the US, anyhow ‘— regardless of the rule of law.
The Downing Street Memos show that Britain was, indeed, willing to participate with the US in the political bamboozling of the masses in order to join the ‘US hegemony’ in the war upon Iraq.
Perle gave away the game that day, and the Downing Street Memos’ leak has forever connected and sealed the Perle admission with the public lies of Bush and Blair.
Jude Nagurney Camwell
Bush lied, invaded a country under false pretext and should be impeached. Many thousands of Iraqis and Americans have died and been injured. He has spent our national treasure while giving tax breaks to his base. Bush is the worst president in the history of our country. It will take a decade to get this country back on track and gain real legitimacy in the world again.
Comment via fax’…
Looks like what you really wanted was ‘sour grapes.’ The left just cannot get out of denial. Point in case, the statement (most rational Americans). BUSH WON THE ELECTION! Most rational Americans must agree with the administration. Unless you are implying that 80 million Americans are irrational.
Your impeachment theory is just silly. The whole world knew about 12 years of UN sanction violations by Iraq. The whole world knew Saddam had WMDs and the desire for more. Even your beloved Clinton said so near the end of his second term. John Kerry must have felt the same because he gave a thumbs up vote to go to war. The left in this country has no new ideas. Attack and disagree is the strategy. Take the opposite stance on every issue without offering any reasonable new ideas or solutions. With Howard Dean at the helm, I see nothing but the same. A party with no new ideas and attack, attack, attack. It is the same with Social Security. We don’t have an alternative solution but we oppose the President anyway.
Try this for your motto: If you want to know where we stand, it is just the opposite of the President, even if he is right.