Well I am going to go off subject today, and I will assume it will open myself up to some criticism and to be honest I hope so. One of the biggest issues of being a blogger is the need to scourer the Internet for news, this multiplied by the fact that I live in Spain and my main resource for news is via the web and it can lead me down some strange paths. The the last month my attention has moved away from recruitment and focused on events in the USA via an unusual route, partly as there has been a distinct lack of coverage by the main media.
The culmination of this distraction has interestingly brought me to the 2nd attempt of Congressman Dennis Kucinich to push for impeachment against President Bush on Friday, what has surprised me is how little has been reported on this subject in the UK and its direct bearing on Tony Blair and our troops fighting the war in Iraq.
I until recently supported the war, if only to rid the world of a dictator. Recently my eyes have been opened with the growing dissident at all levels around the world. I am shocked at the list of 35 articles of impeachment some listed below as taken from the “Huffinton Post” which Dennis has submitted:
â€¢ The administration consciously lied about the reasons to go to war.
â€¢ Conspired to create a secret propaganda campaign to go to war.
â€¢ Failed to meet the terms set out in the bill that allowed the president to go to war, thereby making the war illegal.
â€¢ Failed to meet the terms set by international law for war, therefore engaging in a “war of aggression,” a war crime.
â€¢ Engaged in Torture
â€¢ Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives
â€¢ Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to “Black Sites” Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture
â€¢ Imprisoning Children
â€¢ Failure, as the occupying power, to protect the civilian population of Iraq.
â€¢ Providing immunity for criminal acts by contractors, thereby condoning murder, rape and other crimes.
â€¢ Spied on Americans without warrants.
â€¢ Intentionally subverting and refusing to enforce laws through signing statements.
â€¢ Tampering with Free and Fair Elections,
â€¢ Corruption of the Administration of Justice
â€¢ Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965
â€¢ Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001
â€¢ Denial of Habeas Corpus Among other things.
Being British I wanted to use this blog to offer support to Americans and Dennis Kucinich in wanting to hold the Bush administration accountable for what has resulted in the death of 1.2 million Iraq deaths or somewhere between, also at the same time dragging the UK into a war, which has become an apparent publicity stunt by George Bush. Although this has been discussed before in the UK with Tony Blair admitting that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction in 2004, there is still more to be told and I hope that this small post will help keep the momentum going, by someone who isn’t an extremist but a family man who wanted to add his voice of discontent. For the first time through the power of the Internet we are now all able to voice our opinions.
So how did I get here, strangely via a fellow recruitment blogger Rowan Manahan, who’s piece on George Carlin lead me to this, which opened the bag of worms to this and then to almost full circle with one of the above questions being asked by Dennis Kucinich “Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001”, where I didn’t realise until now, that most of the questions asked by the families of 9/11 were not answered, a travesty in its own right.
So to finish I must apologise for this rather political post, but in the hope that you allow me one small out burst.