Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Truth On Trial In House Today

It's way too easy for it to slip under the radar with so much else going on, but today is a critical day in the House of Representatives for everyone interested in getting to the truth on the Bush administration's actions leading to the Iraq war.

The House International Relations Committee votes today on House Resolution 375, which will require George W. Bush and the State Department to "... transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution all information in the possession of the President and the Secretary of State relating to communication with officials of the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq."

That pretty much says it all.

We know already what the British know via the Downing Street Memos: That President Bush knowingly deceived Congress on why the Iraq war was necessary and that the White House was fixing the intelligence around a predetermined policy. If HR 375 is passed, it will demand the disclosing of similar evidence from the executive branch of the U.S. government.

The resolution has 70 cosponsors – with only one Republican – and will require all committee Democrats and three Republicans to make it out of committee.

Stay tuned today...