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Sep 28, 2008

Prosecution Is ON

Rep. Baldwin Introduces Bill to Undo and Prosecute Bush-Cheney Crimes


Prosecution Is on the Table in Congress

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has just introduced the Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008, which calls on the next President of the United States to

* Fully investigate Bush/Cheney administration officials’ alleged crimes and hold them accountable for any illegal acts.
* Ensure that any Bush/Cheney administration official guilty of a war crime is prosecuted under the War Crimes Act and the Anti-Torture Act.
* Affirm that it is the sole legal right of Congress to declare war.
* Restore the writ of habeas corpus.
* Ensure that torture and rendition are uniformly prohibited under United States law.
* Immediately close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.
* Ensure that Americans can bring claims against their government.
* Immediately take affirmative steps to protect all documents from the Bush/Cheney Administration.
* Publicly review potential abuses of the presidential pardon process.
* Reform the use of presidential signing statements.

A copy of the Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008 as introduced is at:

While no future president will take these steps unless compelled to by the people and our representatives in Congress, and while many of these steps should be taken by Congress itself rather than by the president, the first step in placing this critical set of tasks on the agenda of both the next Congress and the next White House is to ask every member of Congress to cosponsor this resolution immediately.



At 5:59 PM , Blogger La Sirena said...

"I want to believe."

At 6:09 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

I know what you mean.

At least it's something.

At 6:39 AM , Blogger JoeC said...

If only people would get behind this as much as they got behind killing the bailout bill. Actually, I think people did get behind impeachment during the 2006 election, but Pelosi, Reid, etc. shot it down because they wouldn't have enough votes and it would waste valuable floor time, Ken Starr/Clinton fiasco not withstanding. Heck, ya gotta at least try Madam Speaker...

At 2:40 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

You've got to choose your battles, I reckon, but sometimes duty calls the shots. When Pelosi said there was no duty to impeach, she lost me.

I don't get it, Joe. Unless I'm mistaken about the depth and breadth of culpability here, this action is long overdue.

Think of the lives lost and ruined by inaction to right these wrongs...


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