Censure update

By Geraldine Sealey
February 18, 2004 4:36AM (UTC)
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Moveon.org says it has a half million signatures on its petition calling for Congress to censure the president for misleading the country into war with Iraq. Censure ads have run in the Washington Post and on radio stations around the country. Now, Moveon is asking members to call their congresspeople.

From MoveOn: "The fact is, President Bush was planning for war with Iraq from his first days in office. Having made that decision, he ran a campaign of misinformation, hype and hysteria that led us into war. Before the war, Bush was repeatedly told there was no definitive evidence that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. He knew Iraq was not a nuclear threat. He knew there was no Iraq connection to 9/11. Iraq posed no imminent danger to the United States. There was no case for a pre-emptive war."


"Yet Bush relentlessly led us into a war that has cost 500 American lives, left 3,000 seriously injured, and wasted tens of billions of dollars. Thousands of Iraqis have been killed as well. President Bush has betrayed our trust, and there must be consequences."

Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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