Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Condi Rice supoenaed by House Democrats as the impeachment rumblings ratchet up

As I predicted, the Democrats' campaign to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney is ramping up.

Led by their post-Vietnam/Watergate era pitbull Henry Waxman ( d-CA), the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to subpoena Rice on the Iraq intelligence that led up to the war. The vote was 21-10, and on straight party lines.

"There was one person in the White House who had primary responsibility to get the intelligence about Iraq right -- and that was Secretary Rice who was then President George W. Bush's national security adviser," said committee Chairman Henry Waxman.

"The American public was misled about the threat posed by Iraq, and this committee is going to do its part to find out why."

An interesting note...the link on this is to an al-Reuters supposedly straight news article without a byline that editorializes and repeats the lie about the"administration's warnings, later proven false, that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger for nuclear arms."

Of course, as we know now, those warnings weren't false at all. Iraq did indeed send a delegation to Niger to inquire about a trade deal, which meant that Saddam was either interested in Uranium or peanuts.

And the British Butler Commission, examining the entire intel about Saddam trying to buy uranium from Niger that originated with British Intelligence still stands by that as a fact.

Rice can prepare for some intense grilling, on this and many other subjects.

In further action today, right next door the House judiciary Committee voted to give immunity to Monica Goodling,Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' White House liaison, for her testimony on why the administration fired those eight federal prosecutors, while the same House oversight committee chaired by Waxman also issued subpoenas for the Republican National Committee for testimony and documents about those White House e- mails on RNC accounts that have apparently gone missing in the prosecutors case.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a subpoena on the prosecutors' matter to Sara Taylor, deputy to presidential adviser Karl Rove.

The scent of a coup d'etat, a final revenge over George Bush and a Pelosi presidency is driving the Democrats into a feeding frenzy.


Anonymous said...

Have no fear. Rice is more than a match for Henry Waxman. That's why she's been baiting him.

Freedom Fighter said...


You may be right, if we're talking only about the Iraq uranium issue.

But I have a feeling that this is the beginning of major witchhunting on a wide spectrum, and if so,Waxman will have a great deal of material to work with.