Now, here is some legislation to get behind and support, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) introduced legislation on January 6th that may provide us answers on the Bush Administrations mis-use of war powers and thus our Constitution. My only hope is that the investigation leads to the prosecution of Bush and his co-horts.
National Commission on Presidential War Powers and Civil Liberties
Will establish a Blue Ribbon Commission comprised of experts outside government service to investigate the broad range of policies of the Bush administration that were undertaken by the Bush administration under claims of unreviewable war powers.
Co-sponsors of the legislation are: Nadler, Johnson, Jackson-Lee, Cohen, Gutierrez, Delahunt, Wasserman Schultz
Contact your local politico and ask them to support Conyer’s legislation, today! In addition to the Blue Ribbon Panel, another promising development is that Obama is expected to reverse Bush’s absurd executive orders regarding Gitmo and torture.
President-elect Barack Obama is expected to move swiftly to reverse executive orders regarding torture of terror suspects, the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and other controversial security policies, sources close to his transition said, in dramatic gestures aimed at reversing President Bush’s accumulation of executive power.
Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said he’s been informed that President Obama will support his proposed legislation to make public some opinions from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which issued some of the Bush Administration’s most sweeping claims of executive power. Obama also has promised to limit President Bush’s practice of using “signing statements” to amend legislation.
He promised change and I for one can’t wait. Bye, Bye, Bush and don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.