Thursday, November 03, 2005

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Finds Her Own Brass Ovaries

Today, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) laid the following resolution on the Congress.
And guess who voted it down? The Republicans did.
They don't want the truth to be known, those conniving fucks.
Read what she said:

Privileged Resolution on Iraq

Whereas the war in Iraq has resulted in the loss of over 2,000 American lives and more than 15,000 wounded soldiers, and has cost the American people $190 billion dollars;

Whereas the basis for going to war was Iraq’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the President made a series of misleading statements regarding threats posed by Iraq, but no weapons of mass destruction have been found;

Whereas the Republican Leadership and Committee Chairmen have repeatedly denied requests by Democratic Members to complete an investigation of pre-war intelligence on Iraq and have ignored the question of whether that intelligence was manipulated for political purposes;

Whereas the Vice President’s Chief of Staff Lewis Libby has been indicted on five counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements in connection with the disclosure of the identity of a CIA operative, and that disclosure was part of a pattern of Administration efforts to discredit critics of the Iraq war;

Whereas four separate requests to hold hearings on the disclosure of the CIA operative were denied in the Government Reform Committee, and Resolutions of Inquiry were rejected in the Intelligence, Judiciary, Armed Services, and International Relations Committees;

Whereas the American people have spent $20.9 billion dollars to rebuild Iraq with much of the money squandered on no-bid contracts for Halliburton and other favored contractors;

Whereas Halliburton received a sole-source contract worth $7 billion to implement the restoration of Iraq’s oil infrastructure, and a senior Army Corps of Engineers official wrote that the sole-source contract was “coordinated with the Vice President’s office”;

Whereas despite these revelations, on July 22, 2004 the Republican-controlled Government Reform Committee voted to reject a subpoena by Democratic Members appropriately seeking information on communications of the Vice President’s office on awarding contracts to Halliburton;

Whereas prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Guantanamo, and Afghanistan have seriously damaged the reputation of the United States, and increased the danger to U.S. personnel serving in Iraq and abroad;

Whereas the Republican Leadership and Committee Chairmen have denied requests for hearings, defeated resolutions of inquiry for information, and failed to aggressively pursue serious allegations, including how far up the chain of command the responsibility lies for the treatment of detainees;

Whereas the oversight of decisions and actions of other branches of government is an established and fundamental responsibility of Congress;

Whereas the Republican Leadership and the Chairmen of the committees of jurisdiction have failed to undertake meaningful, substantive investigations of any of the abuses pertaining to the Iraq war, including the manipulation of pre-war intelligence, the public release of a covert operative’s name, the role of the Vice President in Iraqi reconstruction, and the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal;

Therefore be it resolved that:

The House calls upon the Republican Leadership and Chairmen of the committees of jurisdiction to comply with their oversight responsibilities, demands they conduct a thorough investigation of abuses relating to the Iraq War, and condemns their refusal to conduct oversight of an Executive Branch controlled by the same party, which is in contradiction to the established rules of standing committees and Congressional precedent."

I repeat: the Republicans voted this down.
Why? Because they are hiding the truth.
They don't want the American public to know that the Iraq war was simply a money making scheme for Bush and his cronies.
They don't want the American public to hold them accountable.
They are liars and thieves.
And most of all- they are treasonous enemies of the state.


Holly in Cincinnati said...

Trackback from JL:

Thanks Karen!

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Trackback from TMV:

BigSis said...

Well at least one Dem was smart enough to memorialize the fact that the D's aren't in favor of the war. She knew it wouldn't fly but later it may stop the R's from saying to them "well you didn't do anything to stop the war so you're as guilty as we are." They've pulled that crap before.

Or maybe she's hoping to just make a few headlines, which is obviously the only thing most Americans read. Something like, "Iraq War Declared Illegal" would be nice.

As long as we keep hammering away at them while they're licking their wounds maybe we'll get somewhere eventually.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Between Nancy Pelosi in the House and Harry Reid in the Senate, I think they are frontrunners for any further political aspirations they may have.
We asked for Democrats with balls and we got them.
Now even Kerry is saying he wouldn't have supported the war if he knew it was bullshit that got us into it.
How come we Bloggers knew that before he did?
Give it up, Kerry. You punk'd yourself.

Karen Zipdrive said...

All Democrats who voted for the war need to start chanting the phrase, "If we knew we were being lied to, we would not have voted for war. Bush lied to us, and to the American people."
That needs to be the stock answer for all of them, from now on.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Jeeze, Holly, you led me into Moderateville with that link. I was rather shocked!
I have noticed one thing- the right-wing Bloggers sure love to heckle the left-wing Blogs more than vice-versa.
I never visit right-wing Blogs. If I want streaming horseshit, I can tune into Fox News.

Karen Zipdrive said...

...but I have seen enough of them to notice they don't draw as many lefty hecklers...

dusty said...

"If I want streaming horseshit, I can tune into Fox News." shit..I never frequent the "other"side but they do like to come over and visit our side..fuckers sound juvenile as hell when they heckle too..considering the source I am not surprized one iota.

Nancy has some brass balls..more than Boxer.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think a lot of them are drunk when they make comments.
Booze seems to be the official beverage of the GOP.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Sorry Karen! Some of the the right-wing readers are rude but so far they haven't called me a "fascist neocon brownshirt man!"

Karen Zipdrive said...

Give it time, Holly.

CLD said...

This would have been the perfect time for the moderate Repugs to come forward and do the right thing. Nothing in this resolution was partisan -- it only demanded that Congress do their job.

Shame on all of them.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think the moderate Repugnicans are waiting to see who King DeLay demands for a judge before they creep out of their spider holes.
They are very scared of Daddy.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

You're right, Karen!

veronica said...

You know they could of voted down because they just feared it would be a wich hunt that would be used to help the Dems win seats in the midterm elections and the next pres. election. It stinks of political B.S. on both sides of the aisle and not a true drive to find out the truth.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Veronica said:
"You know they could of(sic) voted down because they just feared it would be a wich(sic) hunt that would be used to help the Dems win seats in the midterm elections and the next pres. election. It stinks of political B.S. on both sides of the aisle and not a true drive to find out the truth..."

What's political bullshit about wanting to find out if Bush lied to get us into war so he could fatten the wallets of his cronies and himself?
The American people have the right to know that Bush & Cheney lied about WMD's in order to invade Iraq under the guise of fighting 9/11 terrorism.
If they truly wanted to fight terrorism, they would have taken the fight to the home of the terrorists: Saudi Arabia.
Please don't be so naive.
We have a right to know the truth.

Lulu Maude said...

It's all over the news that the Administration lied. Just don't expect liars to admit that they are liars. The best liars are the practiced ones. As a former schoolmarm I can attest that no one can feign moral outrage better than a big ol' liar... often while hand is still deep in cookie jar.

Daniel Levesque said...

Oh yeah, like something THAT blameful had any chance of passing a vote. What a boob! Sheesh!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Daniel- isn't there a small animal or something you need to go out and shoot?
Next time you go watch NASCAR, make sure you sit real close to the curves, okay Bubba?
Levesque? That sounds French. You must be gay, trying to pass for a he-man...not that there's anything wrong with gay Frenchmen.