John Conyers, Bush, Iran & Impeachment
Congressman John Conyers, wrote to George W. Bush, that invading Iran is off the table. Conyers will move to impeach the President, if Bush attacks Iran without congressional approval.
Late last year, Senator Joseph Biden stated unequivocally that “the president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran, and if he does, as Foreign Relations Committee chairman, I will move to impeach” the president. 8
We agree with Senator Biden, and it is our view that if you do not obtain the constitutionally required congressional authorization before launching preemptive military strikes against Iran or any other nation, impeachment proceedings should be pursued. Because of these concerns, we request the opportunity to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss these matters. As we have recently marked the fifth year since the invasion of Iraq, and the grim milestone of 4,000 U.S. deaths in Iraq, your Administration should not unilaterally involve this country in yet another military conflict that promises high costs to American blood and treasure.
There is no way to be more rystal clear than that.
The 2007 National Intelligence Estimate made clear that Iran's nuclear weapons program is dead. The Bush administration ignored the intelligence and publicly overstated the Iran threat. These clowns continue to use the same playbook that got them into trouble with Iraq.
We assess with moderate confidence Tehran had not restarted its nuclear weapons program as of mid-2007, but we do not know whether it currently intends to develop nuclear weapons.
We continue to assess with moderate-to-high confidence that Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapon.
Tehran’s decision to halt its nuclear weapons program suggests it is less determined to develop nuclear weapons than we have been judging since 2005.
The Vice-President won't let facts get in the way of his Iraq narrative. This year, Dick Cheney told blogger Hugh Hewitt, "And I (Israel) they perceive the possibility of an Iran armed with nuclear weapons as a fundamental threat to the very survival of the state of Israel."
The neoconservatives are convinced they can spread democracy by force; which isn't a very democratic way to spread freedom. The neoconservatives can't come and and say overthrowing Iraq and Iran is part of their grand egghead experiment. Instead, they use scare tactics. When that doesn't work they make shit up.