Letter to Senators Boxer and Feinstein and Rep. Capps – Initially regarding the U.S. Attorney firings, it became a call for the impeachment of Bush.

Senators Boxer and Feinstein, Representative Capps,
In the face of the obviously politically motivated firings of U.S. Attorneys, the fact that the Bush administration is refusing to testify under oath and on the record is preposterous. It seems to me as a citizen, that the politicians that are working for we, the people, and should be required to provide full, public disclosure of their actions. Playing childish games and strong-arming investigations amounts to nothing more than obstruction of justice while trying to protect themselves from a prosecutable wrongdoing. They did it with the 9/11 Commission, stonewalling their investigation and refusing to release relevant documents that made that the commission’s report incomplete and useless. We need to hold this tyrannical administration accountable for their actions – it is well known and well documented that they have:

1. Lied about reasons for going to Iraq, playing on the emotions of the people after the 9/11 attacks. Iraq and Afghanistan were planned targets prior to 9/11 with the tragedy providing an excuse to launch attacks although there was never any legitimate connection between Bin Laden and Iraq. An oil pipeline is planned in Afghanistan and Iraq’s oil is clearly one of the primary objectives there.
2. Covered up prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and avoided any type of real investigation into the incident.
3. Did not act or possibly even ordered a “stand down” of usual procedure to allow these horrendous acts to occur, costing the lives of thousands of Americans, but significantly benefiting their policies as well as their contributors. (I realize that this is political theory, but there is much evidence to support it – see “A New Pearl Harbor”, by David Ray Griffin)
4. Allowed billions of U.S. taxpayers dollars to be lost in “rebuilding”
5. Enabled and supported policies that directly benefit corporate friends in big oil and at companies such as Halliburton (now moving to Dubai to avoid paying taxes on the money that they have already embezzled from the U.S. Government and people). The conflict of interest has been documented and is undeniable.
6. Allowed prisoners to be tortured both in Iraq and in Guantanamo Bay.
7. Exposed a CIA agent in retribution for her husband’s findings that there was no Iraq-Africa WMD connection. Once this went public, the administration itself has remained untouched, never being indicted, and Libby has been made a feeble scapegoat.
8. Ignored the will of the people and Congress by sending more troops into Iraq.
9. Fired U.S. Attorneys that were not “loyal Bushies” and were either not dropping charges on Bush-linked Republicans, or not pursuing weak or non-existent charges on Democrats.
10. Actively covered up the science behind global warming, intentionally hindering the progression of climate change solutions.
11. In the eyes of the rest of the world, the Bush administration has turned the United States into an imperialistic bully with no regard to the opinion and will of the rest of the world.

I’m sure that there are more, but this will suffice for demonstration purposes.
We have been disgraced and dishonored as a country and as a people. I urge you and your colleagues to pursue investigations and indictments on these matters and hold Bush and his administration responsible for their actions. Their policies can no longer be tolerated by our country and he should be impeached for these crimes. If the Republicans could impeach Bill Clinton, an excellent President overall, for lying about sexual favors, then certainly even a few of the issues on the aforementioned list would qualify for the impeachment of George Bush as well as Dick Cheney. Please take steps to protect our once great country from a further fall from grace.
Thank you,
Clint Slaughter, M.D.

One Response to “Letter to Senators Boxer and Feinstein and Rep. Capps – Initially regarding the U.S. Attorney firings, it became a call for the impeachment of Bush.”

  1. Heres a little article you might find interesting, more proof theres no government like no government!

    Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California silently resigned from her post on the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) late last week as her ethical limbo with war contracts began to surface in the media, including an excellent investigative report written by Peter Byrne for Metro in January. MILCON has supervised the appropriations of billions of dollars in reconstruction contracts since the Bush wars began.

    Feinstein, who served as chairperson and ranking member for the committee from 2001-2005, came under fire early last year in these pages for profiting by way of her husband Richard Blum who, until 2005, held large stakes in two defense contracting companies. Both businesses, URS and Perini, have scored lucrative contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last four years, and Blum has personally pocketed tens of millions of dollars off the deals his wife, along with her colleagues, so graciously approved.

    Here’s a brief rundown of the Feinstein family’s blatant war profiteering. In April 2003, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave $500 million to Perini to provide services for Iraq’s Central Command. A month earlier in March 2003, Perini was awarded $25 million to design and construct a facility to support the Afghan National Army near Kabul. And in March 2004, Perini was awarded a hefty contract worth up to $500 million for “electrical power distribution and transmission” in southern Iraq.

    But it is not just Perini that has made Feinstein and Blum wealthy. Blum also held over 111,000 shares of stock in URS Corporation, which is now one of the top defense contractors in the United States. Blum was an acting director of URS, which bought EG&G, a leading provider of technical services and management to the U.S. military, from the neocon packed Carlyle Group back in 2002.

    “As part of EG&G’s sale price,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle, “Carlyle acquired a 21.74 percent stake in URS — second only to the 23.7 percent of shares controlled by Blum Capital.”

    URS and Blum have since banked on the war in Iraq, attaining a $600 million contract through EG&G, which Sen. Feinstein permitted. As a result, URS has seen its stock price more than triple since the war began in March of 2003. Blum has cashed in over $2 million on this venture alone and another $100 million for his investment firm.

    And it is not just the Feinstein family that has benefited from the war — so too has the Democratic Party. Since 2000, the Democrats’ Daddy Warbucks has donated over $100,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Committee including leading Democrats including John Kerry, Robert Byrd, Ted Kennedy, and even Barbara Boxer.

    Feinstein’s resignation from MILCON was the least the senator could do to atone for profiting off the spoils of war. But Feinstein wasn’t trying to atone, she was trying to cover her tracks. If the Democratic Party had any foresight whatsoever it would return all the Blood Money donated by Blum. From there the Senate ought to hold hearings and examine Feinstein’s tenure as the chair and ranking member of MILCON and analyze every single contract she approved which benefited her husband’s respective companies.

    There is absolutely no question — Sen. Dianne Feinstein has a plethora of ethics violations she needs to account for at once.

    Joshua Frank is Co-Editor of Dissident Voice, and the author of Left Out! How Liberals Helped Reelect George W. Bush. He edits BrickBurner.org, the official blog of Dissident Voice. He can be reached at: joshua@dissidentvoice.org.

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