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Below is just one of the many letters that will and should be written to papers to hold them accountable for their lack of coverage of Kucinich's impeachment resolution.
Letter Submitted to the New York Times. Please circulate.
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Dear Editor:

Yet again, the Times has relegated to a one paragraph "Briefing" on page 21, the important story that Reps Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler have introduced 35 Articles of Impeachment against President Bush, for committing High Crimes and Misdemeanors in connection with Iraq, illegal detentions, torture, illegal wiretapping, corruption of the Justice Department, intelligence failures, Katrina and much more.
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Worse yet, among only four sentences, you inserted your own editorial poison pill that the "move was not expected to go anywhere" and that Speaker Nancy Pelosi considers the effort "divisive and most likely unsuccessful. "
Hasn't the Times learned anything from its shameful failure to adequately cover the anti-war movement beginning in 2002 which was trying valiantly to alert the American people and its elected officials to the impending debacle in Iraq?
Stephen F. Rohde
Rohde & Victoroff
Suite 411
1880 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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It was written by Stephen F. Rohde (as the contact information indicates), a nationally known civil liberties lawyer.
We should also simply consider promoting impeachment and not accosting media at this current point in time. We may be shooting ourselves in the foot if we boisterously attack editorial boards and news corporations even if it is warranted. So, you can try this. I titled it, "Thirty-Five." Unfortunately, it is 420 words. But, it is the titles of each article of impeachment condensed together.

Creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against Iraq, falsely, systematicatically, and with criminal intent conflating the attacks of September 11, 2001, with misrepresentation of Iraq as a security threat as part of fraudulent justification for a war of aggression, misleading the American people and members of Congress to believe Iraq possessed WMDs to manufacture a false case for war, misleading the American people and members of Congress to believe Iraq posed an imminent threat to the U.S., illegally misspending funds to secretly begin a war of aggression, invading Iraq in violation of the requirements of HJRes114, invading Iraq absent a declaration of war, invading Iraq---a sovereign nation---in violation of the UN Charter, failing to provide troops with body armor and vehicle armor, falsifying accounts of U.S. troop deaths and injuries for political purposes, establishment of permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq, initiating a war against Iraq for control of that nation's natural resources, creating a task force to develop energy and military policies with respect to Iraq and other countries, misprision of a felony, misuse and exposure of classified information and obstruction of justice in the matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, clandestine agent of the CIA, providing immunity from prosecution for criminal contractors in Iraq, reckless misspending and waste of U.S. tax dollars in connection with Iraq and U.S. contractors, illegal detention, torture, rendition, imprisoning children, misleading Congress and the American people about threats from Iran and supporting terrorist organizations within Iran with the goal of overthrowing the Iranian government, creating secret laws, violation of the posse comitatus act, spying on American citizens without a court-ordered warrant in violation of the law and the Fourth Amendment, directing telecommunications companies to create an illegal and unconstitutional database of the private telephone numbers and emails of American citizens, announcing the intent to violate laws with signing statements, failing to comply with subpoenas and instructing former employees not to comply, tampering with free and fair elections corruption of the administration of justice, conspiracy to violate the voting rights act of 1965, misleading Congress and the American people in an attempt to destroy Medicare, failure to plan for the predicted disaster of Hurrican Katrina, misleading Congress and the American people, systematically undermining efforts to address global climate change, repeatedly ignored and failed to respond to high level intelligence warnings of planned terrorist attacks in the U.S. prior to 911, obstruction of the investigation into the attacks of September 11th, endangering the health of 911 First Responders

My newspaper that I can write to will only allow 200 words. I must decide which crimes will most likely move Americans to act. If you have any suggestions on shortening this piece titled, "Thirty-five", please let me know. I am preparing to get this into my newspaper in July as I have already sent something into my newspaper for the month of June.


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