Another good article from Karen Kwiatkowski, here's a snippet:<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The Downing Street Memo explains in brisk understated English what I didnít<br>fully understand when I worked for Secretary Rumsfeld and Dough Feith in the<br>Pentagon in 2002 and early 2003.<br><br>Like a morning cup of tea in a friendly chair with nothing to do but gaze out a<br>window at birds around a feeder, the memo is pleasantly comforting.<br><br>I saw accurately what was happening.<br><br>Yet, as Robert Shetterly and others have pointed out, accountability for George<br>W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and the rest of the war gamers is not<br>likely. At this time, impeachment for Bush and Cheney is politically impossible.<br>A successful impeachment, or any accountability for the executive branch<br>requires a certain balance of political power. Optimistically envisioned by the<br>Founders, this balance was tenuous even in the early years of the Republic.<br>George W. Bush said it best after the 2004 elections with "[my] accountability<br>moment has passed."<br><br>Today we have not even a shadow of the Nixon or Clinton era political and media<br>power competition. Instead, we see only unbalanced power, unbalanced<br>perspective, unbalanced minds. A warped political-media borg warning us that<br>resistance is futile.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br><br>More>><br><br><br><br><br><br>