Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
No Jail Time for Libby?
It's Impeachment Time for
Cheney and Bush!
There's only one reason why Bush kept Libby out of jail: to keep him from ratting on Cheney and Bush about their direct involvement in the felonious outing of .
In mob circles, it's called silencing a witness. In a courthouse, it's called obstruction of justice. And in Congress, it's called grounds for impeachment. Just ask .
On TV, the Busheviks are telling even more lies to drown out talk of impeachment. Via email, Democratic "leaders" are feigning outrage to avoid calling for impeachment.
That means it's time for us to demand impeachment. Let's make this "Impeachment Summer!"
- Don't waste your time calling the
(the switchboard is closed anyway). Call your Representative to impeach Cheney and Bush:
- Email your Representatives to Impeach Cheney: http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/73
- Email your Representatives to Impeach Bush:
- Email theHouse Judiciary Committee to Start Hearings on H.Res. 333, Articles of Impeachment for Vice President Cheney
- Organize a Honk to Impeach on July 4 and throughout the summer:
- Join our new Facebook group, The Nationwide Movement to Impeach Cheney and Bush
- Join your local Congressional District Impeachment Committee:
- Youtube Your Rep. and Earn $100:
Cheney Impeachment Bill Advances in
Three Democrats who until recently opposed impeachment - Keith Ellison (MN-5), Hank Johnson (GA-4), and Jim McDermott (WA-7) - last week became co-sponsors of
's Articles of Impeachment for Vice President Cheney, H.Res. 333:http://impeachcheney.org
And the took a giant step towards impeachment hearings by sending H.Res. 333 to the Constitution Subcommittee led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-8).
But remains our main obstacle to impeachment. In a conference call with bloggers, Pelosi tried to dodge the issue by arguing Bush "isn't worth it... he's not worth impeaching." But Mike Stark wouldn't accept Pelosi's dodge: "Respectfully, that's not the question. Respectfully, the question is whether or not the Constitution is worth it." Here's Pelosi's shocking reply: "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you can succeed ." So Pelosi's sworn oath to uphold the Constitution only applies "if you can succeed"? Surely not!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wolfowitz apologises over pay row
Mr Wolfowitz has been on a campaign to target corruption
Mr Wolfowitz's partner, Shaha Riza, was moved to the State Department when he took the Bank's top job in 2005.
But the bank's staff association says she then received pay rises and promotions which were "grossly out of line" with the Bank's staff rules.
The controversy comes ahead of joint World Bank and IMF spring meetings.
Mr Wolfowitz also said he would accept any remedy that the World Bank's Board proposed.
The bank chief - formerly US deputy secretary of defence - has adopted a fiercely anti-corruption stance.
The latest furore threatens to undermine Mr Wolfowitz's personal campaign to combat corruption and poor governance.
Until now, Mr Wolfowitz has said he took "full responsibility" for the case, but said it was being left to a committee "that is dealing with it and I am comfortable with that".
But on Thursday he said: "I made a mistake, for which I am sorry."
Ms Riza had been a high-ranking communications employee at the bank working in the Middle East section.
When Mr Wolfowitz took over at the Bank in mid-2005, Ms Riza - then a Bank employee for eight years - was transferred to work for the US State Department, to avoid any conflict of interest.
But rapid rises in her tax-free World Bank salary to about $193,000 - more than the $186,000 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice receives before tax - have aroused ire among other Bank employees.
In a memo to its members earlier in April, the World Bank Staff Association said that the speed of both promotions and salary increases were "grossly out of line" with the Bank's rules.
"Senior management has put forward a call for good governance," the memo said. "In order to be credible, senior management must model the behaviour it espouses."
While facing press questions about the case, Mr Wolfowitz has tried to shift focus back to the bank's remit of fighting global poverty.
He said the world's richest nations had given 5% less aid over the past 12 months.
"We have yet to see evidence of significant new flows translate into real resources for development programmes on the ground," he said.
Ministers and trade leaders from the 185-nation organisation are to meet on Saturday and Sunday in Washington.The agenda will include issues including fighting diseases and the state of the world economy.
source bbc http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6548291.stm