Although I am no real big fan of Kucinich, I stand behind him in his effort to get to the truth of the White House Iraq Group. It seems it has taken a complete awakening by the whole country to see what the Bush Administration is all about (See my signature for this blog) to inspire action on the part of our elected representatives. Many of us have known since before he was even elected (Selected) in 2000 that he was a con man and a liar. It is sad that it has taken the near 2000 deaths of our soldiers and countless wounded, not to speak of the countless Iraqi people dead and mamed, all for a con man's lies. This inquiry by Kucinich will be most welcomed by those of us here and those who could see thru Bush's lies around the world. Better late than never... In light of todays revelations that Cheney was the source of Libby's information about Wilson and Plame, this inquiry is of even more importance. Between this and the soon to be released information by the Fitzgeral Grand Jury, we may finally be getting the truth we deserve. - fc
Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich Press Release
Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) today introduced a Resolution of Inquiry to demand the White House turn over all white papers, minutes, notes, emails or other communications kept by the White House Iraq Group (WHIG).
"This group, comprised of the President and Vice President's top aides, was critical in selling the Administration's case for war," stated Kucinich. "We now know that the Administration hyped intelligence and misled the American public and Congress in their effort to 'sell' the war. After over 1,900 American troops have been killed in Iraq, it is long past time for this Congress to ask serious questions about WHIG and its role in the lead up to the war."
A Resolution of Inquiry is a rare House procedure used to obtain documents from the Executive Branch. Under House rules, Kucinich's resolution is referred to committee, and action must be taken in committee within 14 legislative days.
"For two-and-a-half years Congress has sat on the sidelines neglecting its oversight responsibility when it has come to Iraq," continued Kucinich. "We owe it to the American people to hold this Administration accountable and to find out the truth."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 20, 2005
CONTACT: Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Doug Gordon (202) 225-5871(o); (202) 494-5141(c)