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An Open Letter to Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Presidential Accountability and

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Dear Representative Pelosi,

Thank you for your letter requesting a contribution to elect a Democratic
Congress in 2006 to "hold the President accountable."

This is a cause that I, and millions of Americans, wholeheartedly support.
This includes Democrats, Independents, and a very large number of
Republicans as well.

But I write to differ strongly with you on exactly how to "hold the
President accountable."

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Your letter delays George Bush's accountability until the distant date of
January 2007 - the earliest time when Democrats could assume control of
House of Representatives after the election of November 2006.

January 2007 is 17 months from now.

Since Iraq's elections were held on January 30, 434 American soldiers have
been killed in Iraq. That is nearly 65 per month. At this rate, another
1,105 American soldiers will die before Democrats would begin to "hold the
President accountable" under your proposed plan.

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This is morally unacceptable.

We have already paid too high a price for this war of lies: 1,871 soldiers
have been killed, nearly 7,000 have been maimed, and tens of thousands
been permanently traumatized. Hundreds of Billions have already been
borrowed from our children and grandchildren, and we are on track to spend

The time for accountability is NOW.

Last October, the Duelfer Report proved Iraq had no WMD's in 2002, when
George Bush used this claim to scare Congress into authorizing War.

This May, the Downing Street Memos proved these claims were not based on
"faulty intelligence." Instead, the Bush administration deliberately fixed
"the intelligence and facts... around the policy" - the policy of invading
Iraq, even if Iraq had no WMD's at all.

The conclusion is clear: George Bush lied about Iraq to Congress, the
American people, and the world.

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In 1998, the Republican Congress voted to hold President Clinton
accountable for his lies through Impeachment, even though only 26% of
Americans thought Impeachment was the appropriate punishment for lying
about sex.

Today, 42% of Americans think Impeachment is the appropriate punishment
lying about war. And that figure greatly understates true public support
for Impeachment, because the media utterly refuses to discuss Impeachment -

in contrast with 1998, when Impeachment was discussed around the clock.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 


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