calls for presidential censure

Kevin R. Clark

In an attempt to push the liberal agenda, the organization has begun a campaign to “Censure President Bush.” At you can download a letter to send to your state representative or senator stating the following:

In an attempt to escape responsibility for the misleading statements that led the nation to war, President Bush has announced plans to form an independent inquiry to look into what went wrong.

An inquiry would serve the Bush administration well: it would envelop the issue in a fog of uncertainty, deflect blame onto the intelligence services, and push any political damage into 2005, after the upcoming election.But the facts need no clarification. Despite repeated warnings from the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, President Bush and his administration hyped and distorted the threat that Iraq posed. And now that reality is setting in, the President seeks to pin the blame on someone else.

While this visibly is a defense mechanism by the current administration that will push the blame for going to war far past election day, this organization’s call to censure the president is silly and unrealistic. With many Democrats willing to do whatever it takes to see that Bush is not re-elected, it is important to separate the spin from the truth, and the truth is that much needs to be accomplished by our government in the coming year. If the executive office cannot work together with the other branches of government, everyone will lose.

Rebuking the President will accomplish nothing and is an all too quick and irresponsible campaign tactic to place blame for the Iraq war solely on President Bush. Bush’s establishment of an independent, fair and unbiased inquiry is the right way to go about this matter. Only after in-depth analysis can we understand where the fault truly lies. states that the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency warned Bush not to go to war, when in actuality it was their inaccurate evidence that pushed us over the edge.

A majority of Democrats were then “swindled” by the threat as they also supported our war initiative. John Kerry, the Massachussetts liberal most likely to get the nod as the Democratic candidate, also supported the evidence that led us to invade Iraq and unseat a ruthless dictator. No one at wants to censure him, though. has recently been in the news for its support and fundraising for the fiery Vermont Governor Howard Dean, whose recent Wisconsin loss has him out of the race for the Democratic nomination.

Funded largely in part by liberal billionaire George Soros, who stated he “would do anything to keep Bush out of office,” the website and organization has increased the visibility of opportunities to give to the left.

CBS recently refused to air a commercial funded by criticizing President Bush’s government deficit, generating a buzz that probably communicated a better message than the ad itself.

Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie has said “it’s only February and [the Democrats] have made clear they intend to run the dirtiest campaign in modern presidential politics.” In the coming nine months we are going to see a ton of spin, a great deal of propaganda, and plenty of fog in the political realm. It’s easy to get caught up in the mud-throwing of it all.

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