Daily Archives: July 26, 2007

Imperial Assumptions Are Reaching Critical Mass

Vive Le Canada | Jul 25 2007

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by Jim Kirwan

In a recent American film there is a bit of dialogue that explains the very difficult position in which Americans now find themselves. The film was “Shooter” and the motivating proposition imbedded in the drama is one that we all must begin to think about.

“. . .the truth is that nothing, no matter how horrible, ever really happens without the approval of the government-over there and over here. The problem isn’t in the doing-it’s the people in power having to admit that they ‘knew’!

The prisoners are tortured at Abu Ghraib and only the underlings go to jail. Their bosses knew: we know their bosses knew but you don’t say it. There is no ‘head’ to cut off. If one of them betrays the principals of money and power then the others betray him. What it is – is human weakness and you can’t kill that with a gun.”

Then a different character later adds . . . “There are no sides; there are no Sunni’s no Shia’s; no democrats or republicans: There is only the “haves” and the “have nots”! This is a country where the Secretary of Defense can go on TV and tell the American public that this is about ‘freedom’ ­ it’s not about oil. And nobody questions him-cause they don’t want to hear any answer because it’s all a lie. There’s only so many places at the table: Now are you on the inside or you on the out! . . . This is the world we live in!”

The connection between this portion of ‘Shooter’ and the world at this moment is what happened on July 17, 2007, the day that the Bushwhacker added yet another Executive Order to his personal list of crimes against this nation and its people. “Bush Outlaws War Protest – Citizens Face Full Asset Seizure”

“In one of his most chilling moves to date against his own citizens, the American War Leader has issued a sweeping order this week outlawing all forms of protest against the Iraq war.

President Bush enacted into US law an ‘Executive Order’ on July 17th titled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq”, and which says:

“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)(NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,”

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004.”

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This proclamation represents the height of US governmental hypocrisy ­ as the only reason our troops are in Iraq now and our forces have remained there during all the years since 1991, was and is to smash that nation back into the stone-age. And all of this comes from the orders issued by the US commander-in-chief: the same George W. Bush who signed this new Executive Order.

This ‘act’ is supposedly meant to bolster and rehabilitate a nation that we are spending over $12 billion a month on, to simply annihilate the viability of that state. Iraq is the same nation that this Commander-in-Chief has brutalized by denying water and electricity to them, while turning ordinary daily life in Iraq into a gauntlet of privation; compounded by murder, kidnapping and random military actions of dubious military value. These ‘actions’ can have huge humanitarian costs to those still trying to live in their own country. Four million have fled into exile, millions more have died, and more have been maimed starved or imprisoned. And just today Bush and his compliant ‘generals’ want to grant themselves yet another year of this nightmare to continue to keep the profits flowing into the coffers of his friends and directors.

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US Army To Crackdown On North American Union Protesters in Canada

This is treason, against all three nations, and tyranny against the people. This diabolical manipulation is going on secretly behind the backs of citizens who have absolutely no public forum, information or input or choice. This is the corporatist New World Order, the elite plan for global domination. After global government is set up, the next stage is concentration camps and mass graves. Don’t believe it? Stop being foolish. Study a bit of history and you will learn that when leaders act like masters instead of public servants, with hubris instead of humility, genocide is not far away. In fact, it is already ongoing and you will see it if you just do a little investigating.

This cruel reality must be faced and faced now by all those who care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The elites have declared war on humanity. We just have to fight this very aggressively with everything we’ve got because it is truly a matter of life and death.

Everyone: Mexican, American and Candian, Left, Right and Center, can see how and why this is bad for all of us and can get behind political actions to stop the SPP. So we can support each other’s movements even if we disagree on some issues, because we agree that maintaining national sovereignty is basic to maintaining political freedom and independence. Join with anyone who is actively opposing NAU treason and tyranny:

In the US:

  • Ron Paul (presidential candidate)
  • The Project for a New American Citizen
  • Alex Jones’s Infowars
  • Aaron Russo’s Restore the Republic
  • Stop the North American Union
  • Stop SPP (Headed by Jerome Corsi)

In Canada:

  • Canadian Action Party
  • STOP THE SPP! (Canada)

All the links are to the right on this page further down.

(if anyone has similar links in the US, Canada or Mexico, let me know and I will post them to my blogroll)

And read articles by Jerome Corsi on the NAU, SPP, NAFTA Highway etc. He also has a book called “The Late Great USA”.

Good luck to freedom-loving patriots of all three counties. We all share the same goal: to maintain our sovereignty, independence and freedom.

PW

Secretive SPP confab to be protected by 25km military cordon, forums blocked

Infowars.net | Jul 25, 2007

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by Steve Watson

The US army is to enforce a huge security perimeter around the upcoming North American Union meeting in Canada this August as well as cracking down on expected protests, having already shut down a public forum due to take place close to the event.

The Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting in Montebello, Quebec on August 20 and 21 is to be policed by American forces, who along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have already refused to allow the Municipality of Papineauville, which is about six kilometres from Montebello, to rent a community centre to the Council of Canadians action group who were planning to hold a public forum the night before the confab to express their concerns about the meeting and the issues being discussed.

“It is deplorable that we are being prevented from bringing together a panel of writers, academics and parliamentarians to share their concerns about the Security and Prosperity Partnership with Canadians,” said Brent Patterson, director of organizing with the Council of Canadians. “Meanwhile, six kilometres away, corporate leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada will have unimpeded access to our political leaders.”

The Council of Canadians has also been told that in addition to the 25km perimeter in Montebello, there will be checkpoints in nearby areas, and vehicles carrying more than five people will be turned back.

A whole host of other Canadian activist groups are scheduling protests despite the military cordon. According to journalist and NAU researcher Jerome R. Corsi, the protesters believe that as many as 10,000 people could assemble in Quebec to demonstrate.

One particular activist group, Canadian Action Party, has taken issue with US troops coordinating operations for the confab on Canadian soil while denying access to Canadian citizens.

CAP’s leader said,”Bad enough that our RCMP and the Quebec provincial police force would apply offensive Canadian law to prevent a legitimate meeting of dissenting citizens. Totally untenable that a foreign army assumes jurisdiction on our land. But this we knew from the Binational Planning Agreement begun in 2002 that saw Canada crawl on its belly and permit the USA military to enter our land whenever it deems necessary.”

“Does anyone still believe that our federal leaders have not thrown away our sovereignty? That from Chretien (Liberal) to Martin (Liberal) to Harper (Conservative), the Prime Ministers of our land have not been committing treason behind closed doors? How otherwise would it be possible that a proud, sovereign, and free nation would see a foreign army on its soil interfering with the right of Canadians to assemble and to speak?”

Elite lobbying group the Council on Foreign Relations seeded the plan for a “North American Advisory Council” which eventually became the SPP.

It comes as no surprise to NAU researchers that the latest SPP meeting will be a highly secretive and guarded affair given that CFR documents have revealed that the group wants to “establish private bodies that would meet regularly or annually to buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the Bilderberg conferences.”

Internal SPP documents released under the FOIA have also shown that a wide range of US administrative law is being re-written in stealth under this program to “integrate” and “harmonize” with administrative law in Mexico and Canada, in a similar fashion to moves that have become commonplace within the EU.

The documents contain references to upwards of 13 working groups within an entire organized infrastructure that has drawn from officials within most areas of administrative government including U.S. departments of State, Homeland Security, Commerce, Treasury, Agriculture, Transportation, Energy, Health and Human Services, and the office of the US Trade Representative.

During the upcoming SPP meeting an advisory Council created last year known as the North American Competitiveness Council will meet on issues including border regulation and competitiveness in the automotive, transportation, manufacturing and services sectors. The council is expected to meet annually with security and prosperity ministers and will engage with senior government officials on an ongoing basis.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is scheduled to host the Quebec summit which Mexican President Felipe Calderon and US President George W. Bush also planning to attend.

The highest elected officials within the US, Canadian and Mexican governments are meeting together with advisory bodies staffed by senior private sector representatives yet the public are being forcibly denied any access to the event in addition to a pathetic blackout on behalf of the corporate media which still ridicules anyone who suggests the North American Union plan even exists.

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The US Military Bullying Canadian Citizens???

CAP’s leader said,”Bad enough that our RCMP and the Quebec provincial police force would apply offensive Canadian law to prevent a legitimate meeting of dissenting citizens. Totally untenable that a foreign army assumes jurisdiction on our land. But this we knew from the Binational Planning Agreement begun in 2002 that saw Canada crawl on its belly and permit the USA military to enter our land whenever it deems necessary. “

“Does anyone still believe that our federal leaders have not thrown away our sovereignty? That from Chretien (Liberal) to Martin (Liberal) to Harper (Conservative), the Prime Ministers of this our land have not been committing treason behind closed doors? How otherwise would it be possible that a proud, sovereign, and free nation would see a foreign army on its soil interfering with the right of Canadians to assemble and to speak?”

Microchips mulled for HIV carriers in Indonesia’s Papua

Breit Bart | Jul 24, 2007

Lawmakers in Indonesia’s Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday.

John Manangsang, a doctor who is helping to prepare a new healthcare regulation bill for Papua’s provincial parliament, said that unusual measures were needed to combat the virus.

“We in the government in Papua have to think hard on ways to provide protection to people from the spread of the disease,” Manangsang told AFP.

“Some of the infected people experience a change of behaviour and can turn more aggressive and would not think twice of infecting others,” he alleged, saying lawmakers were considering various sanctions for these people.

“Among one of the means being considered is the monitoring of those infected people who can pose a danger to others,” Manangsang said.

“The use of chip implants is one of the ways to do so, but only for those few who turn aggressive and clearly continue to disregard what they know about the disease and spread the virus to others,” he said.

A decision was still a long way off, he added.

The head of the Papua chapter of the National AIDS Commission, Constant Karma, reportedly slammed the proposal as a violation of human rights.

“People with HIV/AIDS are not like sharks under observation so that they have to be implanted with microchips to monitor their movements,” he told the Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

“Any form of identification of people with HIV/AIDS violates human rights.”

According to data from Papua’s health office cited by the Post, the province has just over 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. Some 356 deaths have been reported. Papua has a population of about 2.5 million.

Political Prisoner: Loose Change Producer Korey Rowe Arrested

Iraq, Afghanistan veteran handed over to military officials by police under charges of “deserting the Army”

Prison Planet | Jul 25, 2007

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Alex Jones (L) with Korey Rowe, producer of Loose Change

by Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson

Loose Change producer and Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Korey Rowe has been arrested and handed over to military officials without bail for allegedly “deserting the Army”.

According to a report in the New York Daily Star, Rowe was arrested on Monday night at a county Route 47 residence in Oneonta.

Rowe was arrested on a “military warrant” that Devlin said was brought to the attention of deputies by the Oneonta Police Department, who received information from a source outside of that department.

Rowe was living at the Route 47 home, Devlin said.

City police officials who were able to comment on the case were unavailable Tuesday night.

After deputies received the information from Oneonta police, they reached out to the Army, and officials from Fort Knox faxed a copy of the warrant, deputies said.

Arrests and court martials for deserters are incredibly rare and this appears to be an obvious case of political persecution as the Loose Change crew prepare the cinematic release of the final version of their popular documentary.

According to MSNBC, “Despite a rise in desertions from the Army as the Iraq war drags on into a fifth year, the U.S. military does almost nothing to find those who flee and rarely prosecutes those it gets its hands on.”

The Army court-martialed just 5% of deserters last year, with that number dropping to just 1 per cent or less for the Navy and the Marines.

Rowe enlisted in the Army in August 2001 and left in June 2005. He has been out of the Army for over two years. He was previously arrested under similar circumstances but was immediately released.

Alex Jones interviewed Rowe at a conference in Chicago last year (watch above), during which he exposed how CNN and the military would stage photo-ops to make it appear as if Al-Qaeda members were being killed in Afghanistan, along with a host of other cover-ups and atrocities.

This will inevitably backfire on the authorities, but only if we put intense pressure on them to release Korey. Relevent phone numbers to the appear below, please be polite and ask for information on Korey Rowe and demand his release.

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (where Rowe is apparently now being transfered to) 70-798-7112.

Alternate number: 270 798 6572 / 4303

Department of Defense (DoD) Public Affairs at 703-697-5131 or media@defenselink.mil

Otsego County Jail Sheriff’s Office: (where Korey was taken after arrest)
172 County Highway 33W
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 607.547.4271
FAX: 607.547.6413

Jail Administrator:
Lt. Donald R. Lincourt
607.547.1611

Jail Clerk
Sallie Harrington
607.547.4270

We will continue to update this story with new developments as they come in.

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Neo-Cons Cheer Arrest Of Korey Rowe

Prison Planet | Jul 25, 2007

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by Paul Joseph Watson

Neo-Con website Newsbusters and Michele “put every Muslim in a concentration camp” Malkin’s Hot Air are both lauding the arrest of Loose Change producer Korey Rowe, advocating the internment of American citizizens for their political opinions.

Hot Air laments the fact that Rowe wasn’t apprehended earlier at his previous public appearances while Newsbusters columnist Noel Sheppard goes further – identifying Rowe’s 9/11 activism as a legitimate reason for his arrest on behalf the Army.

Under this logic, Michele Malkin herself should have been incarcerated for questioning the official story of 9/11 in a column she wrote in March 2002.

Frothing comments on the Digg page of our earlier article also triumph the fact that the military are now kidnapping American citizens as political prisoners.

FBI Proposes Building Network of U.S. Informants

ABC News | Jul 25, 2007

The FBI is taking cues from the CIA to recruit thousands of covert informants in the United States as part of a sprawling effort to boost its intelligence capabilities.

According to a recent unclassified report to Congress, the FBI expects its informants to provide secrets about possible terrorists and foreign spies, although some may also be expected to aid with criminal investigations, in the tradition of law enforcement confidential informants. The FBI did not respond to requests for comment on this story.

The FBI said the push was driven by a 2004 directive from President Bush ordering the bureau to improve its counterterrorism efforts by boosting its human intelligence capabilities.

The aggressive push for more secret informants appears to be part of a new effort to grow its intelligence and counterterrorism efforts. Other recent proposals include expanding its collection and analysis of data on U.S. persons, retaining years’ worth of Americans’ phone records and even increasing so-called “black bag” secret entry operations.

To handle the increase in so-called human sources, the FBI also plans to overhaul its database system, so it can manage records and verify the accuracy of information from “more than 15,000” informants, according to the document. While many of the recruited informants will apparently be U.S. residents, some informants may be overseas, recruited by FBI agents in foreign offices, the report indicates.

The total cost of the effort tops $22 million, according to the document.

The bureau has arranged to use elements of CIA training to teach FBI agents about “Source Targeting and Development,” the report states. The courses will train FBI special agents on the “comprehensive tradecraft” needed to identify, recruit and manage these “confidential human sources.” According to January testimony by FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole, the CIA has been working with the bureau on the course.

The bureau apparently mulled whether to adopt entire training courses from the CIA or from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which like the CIA recruits spies overseas. But the FBI ultimately determined “the courses offered by those agencies would not meet the needs of the FBI’s unique law enforcement.” The FBI report said it would also give agents “legal and policy” training, noting that its domestic intelligence efforts are “constitutionally sensitive.”

“It’s probably a good sign they are not adopting CIA recruitment techniques wholesale,” said Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, an expert on classified programs. U.S. intelligence officers abroad can use bribery, extortion, and other patently illegal acts to corral sources into working for them, Aftergood noted. “You’re not supposed to do that in the United States,” he said.

Man arrested for mooning family on highway may have to register as a sex offender

21-year-old arrested for mooning a family driving on the highway that included a 14-year-old in the car. Now he may have to register as a sex offender

Information Liberation | Jul 24, 2007

By Rene Stutzman

SANFORD – A family driving west on Interstate 4 in a silver Mercedes-Benz on Sunday evening made the men in the black Chevrolet Tahoe mad.

The Mercedes had cut them off, the Tahoe’s driver later told a Seminole County deputy, so front-seat passenger John Thomas Taylor dropped his pants and mooned the family, including their 14-year-old son, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

Taylor, 21, was arrested and hauled to jail, accused of committing a lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child younger than 16.

He was being held Monday evening without bail in the Seminole County Jail.

He was not eligible for bail because Taylor also was accused of violating probation. Last month, he was placed on 18 months of probation for driving without a valid license in Orange County.

He told deputies Sunday that he hadn’t mooned anybody.

Two witnesses told deputies that Taylor had dropped his pants and hung his bottom out of the window, according to the Sheriff’s Office report. One was the back-seat passenger in the Tahoe.

Deputies ordered the Tahoe to pull over after two callers phoned the Sheriff’s Office to complain that the Tahoe was involved in a road-rage incident.

The family in the Mercedes told deputies the Tahoe had cut them off and was driving recklessly, and that Taylor had thrown something at them and mooned them.

The Tahoe’s driver, Kyle Lee Donaldson, 18, of Orlando, told deputies that the Mercedes cut him off. His back-seat passenger, James Patrick Sears, 19, of Orlando, told deputies that Taylor had hung his bottom out of the window but had exposed only a small portion of it.

Chris White, chief of operations at the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office, said his office had not yet decided what charge, if any, to file.

If convicted of the charge alleged by the Sheriff’s Office, Taylor could face up to 15 years in prison and forever be identified as a sex offender.

White said his office might charge Taylor with exposing himself, a misdemeanor that would carry a maximum sentence of a few months in jail.

Taylor’s family would not comment

Office Arrests: The Shame of John Conyers

Information Liberation | Jul 24, 2007

By Dave Lindorff

If Rosa Parks had lived two years longer, what happened today in the halls of Congress might have killed her. It certainly would have broken her heart.

Rep. John Conyers, venerable member of Congress, finally chair of the House Judiciary Committee, a man who worked with Parks in Alabama and then hired her on his staff after he won election to Congress in Detroit, today had 48 impeachment activists, including Gold Star Families for Peace founder Cindy Sheehan, Iraq Veteran Against the War activist Lennox Yearwood and Intelligence Veterans for Sanity founder Ray McGovern, arrested for conducting a sit-in in his office in the Rayburn House Office Building.

The three, together with several hundred other impeachment activists who packed the fourth floor hallway outside Rep. Conyers’ office, had come to press Conyers to take action on impeachment, and specifically to start action on H.Res. 333, the bill submitted nearly three months ago by Rep. Dennis Kucinich calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney.

After nearly an hour of talking with Conyers, a clearly angry Sheehan emerged together with Yearwood and McGovern, and announced to the waiting throng in the hall that Conyers had told them “impeachment isn’t going to happen because we don’t have the votes.” Sheehan said Conyers had insisted that the best thing was for Democrats to focus on “winning big in 2008.”

To a loud and angry chorus of boos and hisses, the three went back inside Conyers’ office suite, where they were joined by some 30 other supporters, and all were subsequently arrested, at Conyers’ request, by Capitol police, who cuffed them and walked them off for booking. Several of those who sat in refused to walk and were carried or dragged out of the Rayburn Office Building, as the activists in the hall chanted “Shame on Conyers! Shame on Conyers!” and “Arrest Bush, Not the People!”

It was a thoroughly disgraceful scene wholly unworthy of a dean of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Before returning to sit in the Judiciary Chairman’s office and await arrest, Sheehan publicly announced her intention to run in 2008 as an independent candidate for Congress against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and she called on Americans everywhere to run not just against Republicans in 2008, but against Democrats too.

Yearwood, who is a chaplain in the Air Force, said that Conyers had been a mentor to him, but he declared that he now felt betrayed and that Americans needed to take back their government. As he was led down the hall to his arraignment, the handcuffed Yearwood pointedly sang “We Shall Overcome!”

This reporter subsequently called Conyers’ press office for an explanation of Conyers’ true position on impeachment. Only a few days earlier the congressman, visiting a San Diego meeting on health care reform, had told members of Progressive Democrats of America that it was time to “take these two guys (Bush and Cheney) out” and had promised that if just “a few more” members of the House signed on to the Kucinich bill (it already has 14 co-sponsors), he would move it forward for consideration in his Judiciary Committee. Asked how that statement squared with what he had told the group of activists in his office, the spokesman said Conyers’ “must have been misunderstood” in San Diego. He said that in view of Conyers’ statement to Sheehan and the others today, the Kucinich bill was “not going to go anywhere.”

As impeachment activist David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org has said, there “seems to be two John Conyers,” one who, in 2005 and early 2006, while Republicans controlled the House, was systematically making the case for impeaching the president and vice president (he had even submitted a bill, with 39 co-sponsors, which called for creation of a select committee to investigate possible impeachable crimes by the administration), and one who, submitting to the wishes of the new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was keeping impeachment “off the table.”

Occasionally the former Conyers breaks out, saying things such as that the president needs to be “taken out” or, as he put it at an anti-war rally last spring, that “we can fire him!” But then the other Conyers comes to the fore, and stands in the way of impeachment action.

This time, however, it was worse than just doing nothing. The arrest of impeachment activists and their forcible eviction from his office was a betrayal of people who were doing the very kind of thing that had allowed Conyers to make his way into Congress in the first place: sitting in to insist on action on their demands for justice. It was, after all, sit-ins that helped lead to the Voting Rights Act which allowed African American candidates like Conyers to finally win seats in the US Congress.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Democratic Party-Congressional Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus included–has become nothing but a dried out husk, living on old glories and devoid of any principle other than returning its elected officials to their offices and their perks, year after year. As one angry activist in the hallway remarked, “Where is today’s (Rep. Allard) Lowenstein or Father Drinan. There is none!”

It’s ironic that Rep. Conyers, speaking in 2005 on “Democracy Now!” following Rosa Parks’ death at the age of 92, said her passing “is probably the end of an era.” Certainly, with his request to have Capitol Police officers enter his office (the very office where Parks once had worked as a staff member!) to cuff and arrest peaceful protesters who were trying to defend the Constitution, he has made that point far more clearly than he could have expressed it in mere words.

But as in the case of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights movement, arrests and fines will not stop the national grassroots drive to impeach this president and vice president. With polls showing that a majority of the country now favors impeachment, and with Conyers, Pelosi, and the Democratic Congress sinking deeper and deeper into disfavor even as the president continues to add to his list of Constitutional crimes, something’s gotta give. After all, the Founders, in writing impeachment into the Constitution, did not say the test was whether Congress had the votes to impeach. They wrote that if the president abused his power, or committed other high crimes and misdemeanors, bribery or treasson, Congress “shall” impeach.

The American public has made it clear: we want impeachment and we want the troops home.

If Congress doesn’t act on these two key issues, they will not get that “big win” Conyers’ called for in 2008.

Some members of the Democratic Caucus may not even be back if they keep this up.