Campaign Starts to Push John Conyers to Begin Impeachment Proceedings — Against the Wishes of Nancy Pelosi

It has been well-known that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has insisted that there will be no impeachment of President Bush during her term. Activists, however, have reported that John Conyers may be considering confronting Pelosi and starting such proceedings after a meeting in his office. They have started a campaign to show Conyers that he will have the support of the Democratic base, even if he lacks the support of Democratic leadership.

The meeting and campaign is detailed here.

This follows Mukasey’s bizarre rationalization of why he will not allow a criminal investigation into the Bush torture program. Click here

The Democratic leadership has been helping the White House behind the scenes to block any serious investigation of torture to avoid triggering an impeachment investigation and the disclosure of Democratic knowledge of the torture program. Conyers, however, is the wild card. Any impeachment move would be a direct confrontation with Pelosi. He would be lionized by Democratic activists, who have grown unhappy with Pelosi. Indeed, it may be difficult for Pelosi to survive such a public fight and to secure the votes needed next Congress to be renewed as Speaker. It is worth watching.

63 thoughts on “Campaign Starts to Push John Conyers to Begin Impeachment Proceedings — Against the Wishes of Nancy Pelosi”

  1. DW Superannuate? Far from it! Henry Kissinger’s fingers will have to be pried loose of Machiavellian power plays till his last gasp and my fear is that he will even try and manipulate from the grave!

    I wish I am wrong but when I look at the influence of members of the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, and apparatuses such as the Heritage Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Brookings Institution, AIPAC, the Hoover Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, I shutter. Ok, let me throw in the Boy Scouts of America as well!

    Hillary, Obama, and McCain have all bought into the illusionary “war on terror” and they have all bought into the “manifest destiny” model of conquest to control other people’s territory and resources.

    No. I am far from wrong on this one, I’m afraid. But I sure would be happy if I were.


  2. Gads!

    What unappetizing lineups!

    Still, an improvement in most cases over what we have now, so there’s that…

    So you see McCain as Bush I redux. Well, we’ve seen worse.

    Many of these folks are superannuated. They will never answer the bugles again, methinks. Some of them, I thought, sorry to say, actually deceased!

    Anyway, I hope you are wrong here. I can’t drum up much enthusiasm for these rosters and indeed some fear is more appropriate!


  3. I am in agreement with you, deeply worried, that the man/woman at the top is not as signifcant as the political culture that moves into power.


    What are your thoughts of the line up.

    John McCain
    • Henry Kissinger
    • Richard Armitage, former deputy secretary of state, covert operative and lifelong Bush ally
    • Robert “Bud” McFarlane, Reagan/Bush national security adviser, Iran, Contra
    • William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard (neocon)
    • Alexander Haig, Reagan/Bush secretary of state
    • George Shultz, Reagan/Bush secretary of state, Hoover Institution, Bechtel
    • Brent Scowcroft, Ford, George H.W. Bush national security adviser
    • James Woolsey, former CIA director
    • Lawrence Eagleburger, George H.W. Bush secretary of state
    • William Ball, Reagan administration Navy secretary
    • Colin Powell

    Barack Obama
    • Zbigniew Brzezinski
    • Anthony Lake, Clinton administration national security adviser
    • Sarah Sewall, Clinton administration deputy secretary of defense, counter, insurgency czar
    • Richard Clarke, Clinton and Bush administration counter, terrorism czar
    • Susan Rice, Clinton administration Africa specialist and NSC member, Brookings
    • Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer, NSC Near East and Asian affairs, Brookings

    Hillary Clinton
    • Bill Clinton
    • Madeline Albright, Clinton administration secretary of state
    • Sandy Berger, Clinton administration national security adviser
    • Richard Holbrooke, Clinton administration UN ambassador
    • Gen. Wesley Clark, Clinton era Kosovo commander
    • Leslie Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations, former State and Defense Department official
    • Martin Indyk, Clinton administration Israel ambassador, Brookings
    • Strobe Talbott, Clinton administration deputy secretary of state, co, creator of Caspian oil “6+2” group, Brookings
    • Jeffrey Smith, former CIA general counsel

    To tell you the truth, I’M DEEPLY WORRIED, deeply worried!

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