/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Conyers Wants To Impeach Bush?

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Conyers Wants To Impeach Bush?

We learn via this opinion in The Nation that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) is considering filing Articles of Impeachment against George Bush based on revelations in the Downing Street Memo.

Conyers has called the memo the "the smoking bullet in the smoking gun." One thing that strikes me as odd, then, is this quote from the Downing Street Memo:

On the first, CDS said that we did not know yet if the US battleplan was workable. The military were continuing to ask lots of questions.

For instance, what were the consequences, if Saddam used WMD on day one, or if Baghdad did not collapse and urban warfighting began? You said that Saddam could also use his WMD on Kuwait. Or on Israel, added the Defence Secretary."

Why would the U.S. and Britain be warplanning WMD exigencies here, if they knew these weapons of mass destruction didn't exist?

It will be very tough for Conyers to get around that one. So much for the smoking bullet.

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