It's Recess-time Somewhere

Proud Member of the Reality-Based Sandbox

December 20, 2005

Conyers Files Motion to Censure Bush and Cheney

What is censure, you ask? It's hardly anything. Not even close to the impeachment or public flogging we were all hoping for. It's nowhere near even being sent to your room without any supper or losing your TV privileges for a week.

It's more like a harsh finger-wagging and a stern look.

Ranking House Judiciary Democrat Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has
introduced a motion to censure President Bush and Vice President
Cheney for providing misleading information to Congress in advance of the
Iraq war, failing to respond to written questions and potential violations
of international law...

The resolutions were quietly introduced Sunday evening along with a third
resolution (HR 635) to create a Select Committee to investigate the
administration'’s intent to go to war prior to congressional authorization....

But at least it's something, and hopefully will be the beginning of a beautiful regime change. I only have one question. Why do we need a new measure? Why didn't Conyers just tack it on to the $453.3 billion bill to fund U.S. military troops and Pentagon weapons, like Ted Stevens (R-AL) did with drilling in ANWR?