Skip to comments.Rocky, liberals call for inquiry of Bush
Posted on 01/05/2008 6:46:00 AM PST by devane617
Rocky Anderson, it turns out, is not stepping aside quietly. Joining a list of liberal luminaries, including Noam Chomsky and George McGovern, Salt Lake City's outgoing mayor submitted a letter Friday that calls on the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the Bush administration for abuses of power. The letter, signed by 18 political and cultural figures, asks House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., to hold hearings on alleged violations of the law under President Bush that include kidnapping and torture, warrantless wiretapping, a war of aggression against Iraq and disseminating false propaganda to deceive the American people. It came on Anderson's last full day in office. Mayor-elect Ralph Becker will be sworn in Monday. "To embrace the opportunity to discover and disclose the truth, and to provide for the sort of accountability, transparency and openness due to any democratic people," the letter reads, "will be an important step toward a national recommitment to the rule of law, a renewal of international respect and a return to the national values we Americans have always cherished for ourselves and our posterity." The letter suggests a congressional inquiry is critical, given that the courts are unlikely to act. "Because the courts are not providing a means of disclosing or holding the Bush administration accountable for serious violations of the law, it is particularly essential that Congress vigorously assume its constitutional prerogative and duty to thoroughly investigate and disclose the truth about the abuses of power and excesses of President Bush, Vice President [Dick] Cheney and others in the administration, all of which have caused extreme damage to our country," the letter continues. Misconduct allegations also include the disappearance of people throughout the world, confinement of U.S. citizens without charges or legal recourse, and disregard of federal statutory laws. Ralph Nader, Daniel Ellsberg, Harry Belafonte, Blase and Theresa Bonpane, Ramsey Clark, Mimi Kennedy, Andy Jacobs Jr., Paul Findley, Kevin Zeese, John Nichols, Tim Carpenter, James Abourezk, Marcus Raskin and Jonathan Kozol round out the list of signatories. Anderson has called for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney at protests in Utah's capital and the nation's capital.
Salt, not Salk....sorry...
I thought they were talking about Rocky, as in bullwinkle. That would have made sense.
"Watch me pull an @sshole out of my hat!"
The entire list of signers/sponsors should be arrested for treason.
Looks like Mr Mayor has stepped on toes before, and was called out for it by his own party.
Gee, they want Bush investigated?? Well this is shocking and bold. LOL. This is nothing new. Lefty America haters have been trying to bring Bush down for 5 years or more. If it hasn’t happened yet he sure isn’t going to get impeached or hauled before Congress now as his presidency is winding down. These morons should just do their jobs and look to the future.
Great! All those nuts with the big nut Conyers will make one huge nut-job.
I think this is the nut that O’Reilly had on a while back. A true card carrying nut if it is.
Funny how a State as conservative as Utah can end up with a card carrying nut as SLC Mayor. He is a source of endless amusement.
He is also an excellent weather vane. If I meet someone who thinks Rocky is a great mayor then I immediately know I’m dealing with a nut.
Come-on, this is America, we've never done anything like that, and we shouldn't.
What should be done is give these folks great publicity, on the news several times each week, on the weekend shows from time to time, and, of course, bring it up during the debates.
The cleansing power of publicity. That's how it's done in a free world.
Amen! Wasn’t this Rocky nutjob also involved with Sean Hannity in some way, some challenge to have him come on Hannity’s radio program - and the guy said he would and then never did?
Don’t recall what the problem was there but this Rocky is a looney bird moonbat in the same category as Cindy Traitor Sheehan.
...kidnapping and torture, warrantless wiretapping, a war of aggression against Iraq and disseminating false propaganda to deceive the American people....
Is he sure it’s Bush and not CLINTON he’s talking about here?
I stopped reading at: “..... including Noam Chomsky.....”
He surrounded himself with the worst of the leftist scum of this country! How did SLC elect this idiot?
SLC has a high concentration of lefty moonbats and sex perverts around the UofU. You add the Mormon-haters who identify the Republicans as Mormon controlled. Then there's the usual load of looters and losers who want the govt to provide their freebies. Add it together and you get a weird situation with demonRATS in control of SLC and the 2nd Congressional District (Jim Matheson).
Well, not as long as the vacuous and ever-shrinking SL Tribune needs filler material. This paper moved from joke to pathetic 20 years ago.
If he’s in the company of Noam Chomsky, he truly is a nut.
Seriously, if you were Ossama, wouldn't you be thanking Allah for these useful idiots.
Oh yes, and one more thing... I do question their patriotism.
Rocky Anderson is a toad.
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