<br>Censure motion introduced in House over Iraq, torture<br><br><br>"Ranking House Judiciary Democrat Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has introduced a motion to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney for providing misleading information to Congress in advance of the Iraq war, failing to respond to written questions and potential violations of international law, RAW STORY has learned.<br><br>The resolutions were quietly introduced Sunday evening along with a third resolution (HR 635) to create a Select Committee to investigate the administrationís intent to go to war prior to congressional authorization. The committee would also be charged with examining manipulation of pre-war intelligence, thwarting Congressional oversight and retaliatory attacks against critics. As part of this resolution, House Judiciary Democrats seek also to explore violations of international law as pertaining to detainee abuse and torture of prisoners of war."<br><br>Note: RawStory usually gets it right, but when/if this is verified in the other media, Tuesday will suck even more for the President.<br><br>Edit: here's the PDF of Conyer's H. Res. 636 and the House resolution to for a bi-partisan investigation committee<br><br><br><br><br>
I doubt this will touch the President, but still, it's the exact sort of thing I want to see out of House Democrats. I know some people want to see impeachment, but this is a much more tempered approach that is more likely to be productive. This also gives any number of Democrats running for the House a great issue to latch on to. Vote for me and I'll hold the President accountable for what he has done. If that meant impeachment, it would be harder for Democrat challengers to sell it, but a censure could be acceptable by a public becoming more and more pissed off about Iraq.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.