Sunday, May 18, 2008

Gandhi Peace Brigade/ An Open Letter to Chairman Conyers

Dear Chairman Conyers,

We've met on seven occasions. I'm usually with Leslie, the sweet lady with the pink bonnet. She calls this her "Conyers Bonnet" because she bought it especially for the meetings with you. She likes to wear her "Sunday Best" when she comes to visit because she respects you and appreciates what you've done with your life. As you know, she usually does the talking and I do the filming, but it's time for me to put down the camera and share some thoughts.

Quite honestly, If it weren't for Leslie I would have returned to California a long time ago, but she refuses to give up hope. She thinks you'll eventually see the light and do the right thing. I don't know what Nancy Pelosi has hanging over your head, but if you haven't listened to your conscience by now, I don't think you will.

Leslie wasn't with me during the Judiciary Hearing a few weeks ago. She hadn't gotten any sleep because she was worried Bush would use the additional $70 billion the Democrats wanted to give him to bomb Iran. I brought her "Conyers Bonnet" and propped it up in the chair next to me to acknowledge her presence. When there was a break I moved in your direction. Capitol police blocked my way, but I managed to get within earshot and I asked if we could talk. You invited me up and there we were eye to eye. I explained why Leslie wasn't there and then I said,"Now that Fallon is gone, you are the only person left who can stop a war with Iran. Please start the impeachment hearings for Cheney NOW!"

In your letter to President Bush you say,"Late last year, Senator Joseph Biden stated unequivocally that 'the president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran, and if he does, as Foreign Relations Committee chairman, I will move to impeach' the president. We agree with Senator Biden, and it is our view that if you do not obtain the constitutionally required congressional authorization before launching preemptive military strikes against Iran or any other nation, impeachment proceedings should be pursued."

I'm sure you know it would be easy for the Bush Administration to fabricate a Tonkin Gulf incident to go to war with Iran. They have been priming the American people ever since Petraeus presented Congress with his unsubstantiated allegations about Iran that have proven to be untrue And why wouldn't Cheney/Bush want to create another war? It would benefit McCain, it would create a dust storm to cover Bush's debacle in Iraq, and it would curtail investigations of their war crimes.

Do you honestly believe Congress will start impeachment hearings once a war begins? "We need to protect the troops!" will once again echo through the halls of Congress as our elected officials fall obediently behind our resurrected war president. No one knows better than President Bush that "you don't switch horses in the middle of a river." The problem with this metaphor ... how do you get rid of a cowboy who keeps creating rivers?

If we bomb Iran, retaliation would most likely come quickly. Blocking the strait of Hormuz would cut off 30% of the world's oil supply
. Kuwaiti, Saudi, and Gulf states oil facilities would also be targeted. Gas would cost us $5/gallon the next day and continue to rise. Our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan would be at risk. If Israel becomes involved, this would drag us into a much larger conflict.

Start impeachment hearings for Cheney NOW! Nothing else will stop them from attacking Iran. Impeachment hearings would also enhance Obama's chances of winning the election because McCain would be forced to address the issues. It would become abundantly clear that McCain is simply offering us another four years of Bush's failed policies.

Do the right thing, Chairman Conyers ... Stand
up to Nancy Pelosi and PUT IMPEACHMENT ON THE TABLE!

Peace and Freedom,
Jes & Leslie

Lies of Aggression

Of War and Golf

by Keith Olbermann
If the above link doesn't work, try this one:

Planned US Israeli Attack on Iran: Will there be a War against Iran?

Jes Puts Hillary On The Table
Protesting the War Supplemental and Nancy Pelosi

Jes & Leslie
... A Journey for Peace and Freedom:

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let me know: Thank you. Jes

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