Terrific New Impeachment Video

On March 9, a church basement in Washington, D.C., filled up with people eager to discuss and debate impeachment. Four speakers began the discussion with brief remarks: 27 year veteran CIA analyst Ray McGovern, founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity; David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org and former staffer for Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign; Dave Lindorff, author of "The Case for Impeachment"; and John Judge, former staffer of Rep. Cynthia McKinney who helped draft articles of impeachment legislation. Pete Perry of the Washington Peace Center hosted and moderated. The video is broken into three parts:
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Videos by Barry Student.

On David Sirota, David Obey, and "Idiot Liberals," Never Mind Ending the War

By David Swanson

David Sirota has just published an article disagreeing with me, which is quite disturbing because I usually agree with and often admire Sirota's work. And yet, the claims he makes in this article don't persuade me. So, my inclination is not to pretend they do because Sirota has done good things in the past. Sirota, however, would like us to all pretend that what Congressman David Obey is currently doing is acceptable because he's done something good in the past.

What's Wrong With David Obey

By David Swanson

The reason I sent the media a video of House Appropriations Chair David Obey (Dem., Wisc.) throwing a bit of a fit was not just to embarrass him. Nor was it, as some Democratic Party Die-Hards allege, to foolishly split the forces of good and allow the evil Republicans to prevail.

Impeachment? A Forum With John Judge, Dave Lindorff, David Swanson, Ray McGovern, Pete Perry

Videos shot March 9, 2007, in Washington DC by William Hughes

John Judge is a former staffer for former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA):

Dave Lindorff is a journalist and the author of "The Case for Impeachment":

David Swanson is a journalist, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, and also a former staffer for Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign:

Ray McGovern is a former CIA analyst, where he worked for 27 years. He is also the founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity:

Subpoena Dick

By David Swanson

I've spoken at impeachment forums, debates, rallies, strategy meetings, and workshops, but tonight's event in Washington, D.C., will be the first I've spoken at since the Vice President's Chief of Staff was convicted for lying to protect him. So, I'm going in expecting fewer objections and reservations about impeachment. Still, it's useful to yet again lay out all the familiar ones and why they are more wrong than ever.

The War Money Can Be Stopped

By David Swanson

If the Republicans in the House vote against the Supplemental spending bill to throw another roughly $100 billion at this war because the bill requires that troops be trained and rested, provides for veterans health care, gives money to Katrina relief and avocado growers, and threatens to move the war to Afghanistan if Bush doesn't make various claims about "progress" in Iraq in the coming months…

Iran in Congress' Sights

By David Swanson

The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs is prepared to follow in Dick Cheney's footsteps and shoot a friend in the face. I just sat through a hearing on Iran, and there is apparently universal bipartisan agreement in the committee that Iranians feel kindly toward Americans and welcome them as friends, and that Iranians should be brutally punished by the toughest economic sanctions possible. This simple truth went unstated: sanctions kill.

Former Pentagon Staff Speaks Out on Crimes of Doug Feith, Dick Cheney, and Planning of Iran War

By David Swanson

The following is a remarkable interview of Karen Kwiatkowski who retired from the active duty USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel in early 2003. Her final assignment was in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary for Policy Near East South Asia (NESA) Policy directorate. In her responses below, Kwiatkowski describes the manipulation of intelligence on Iraq and Iran and what it would take to avoid an attack on the latter.