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Censure now for President Bush

Censuring the president of the United States for lying to the American public is a serious act. The last time something like this happened it was because a president lied about having sex with an intern. That was serious. But not nearly as serious as a president who lied about the reason he was thrusting our nation into war.

No one was physically injured or lost his or her life as a result of the first deception. But thanks to this president’s betrayal, more than 500 Americans and untold numbers of Iraqis are dead; another 2,500 Americans and who knows how many Iraqis wounded. Now there’s a lie with consequences.

Despite repeated warnings from the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, President Bush and his administration hyped and distorted the threat posed by Iraq. And now that reality is setting in, the president seeks to pin the blame on someone else through his “independent inquiry” – which won’t publish its conclusions until after November’s presidential election. How convenient.



Congress must censure the president – formally reprimand him for his betrayal of the nation’s trust. If ever there were a time to take such an action, it is now.

Kerri Timmer




Grass Valley


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