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ACTION ALERT: Nov. 9th Deadline Act Now To Expose the War Lies!


November 8, 2005

Rep. Kucinich's Resolution of Inquiry (H. Res. 505) would require release of key documents from the White House Iraq Group (WHIG). The House International Relations Committee, (H.I.R.C.) will vote on H. Res. 505 at 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 9th.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/text505.pdf

Wednesday, Nov. 9th Deadline
Act Now To Expose the War Lies!

Pass this along ASAP to everyone you know!

Rep. Kucinich's Resolution of Inquiry (H. Res. 505) would require release of key documents from the White House Iraq Group (WHIG). The House International Relations Committee, (H.I.R.C.) will vote on H. Res. 505 at 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 9th.

Our highest priority is to contact Democratic Members of the House International Relations Committee who haven't co-sponsored, but EVERY co-sponsor adds significant weight, so please call your Congress member today at: 888-818-6641 and strongly urge him or her to co-sponsor (not just "support") H. Res. 505

Democratic House International Relations Committee members who haven't cosponsored as of this writing:

• Tom Lantos (ranking Dem.) California, 12th District,
• Howard L. Berman California, 28th District,
• Adam B. Schiff California, 29th District,
• Dennis A. Cardoza California, 18th District
• Brad Sherman California, 27th District,
• Robert Wexler Florida, 19th District,
• Ben Chandler Kentucky, 6th District,
• William D. Delahunt Massachusetts, 10th District,
• Shelley Berkley Nevada, 1st District,
• Robert Menendez New Jersey, 13th District,
• Eliot L. Engel New York, 17th District,

It's extremely important that all of these Democrats step up tocosponsor and vote for H. Res. 505

• View current co-sponsors by going to:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HE00505:@@@L&summ2=mcosponsors.

If your Congressperson is on this list, be sure to call or write them tothank them. If not, strongly urge them to cosponsor (not merely
"support) this critically important resolution.

The stakes are very high. If the IR Committee passes this Resolution, it would compel key administration officials to deliver "all documents, including notes from meetings, memos, telephone and electronic mail records, logs and calendars, and records of internal discussions" — in short exposing the "White House Iraq Group" (aka "WHIG") and its machinations which drove
us into war.

Members of the "WHIG" — Karl Rove, Andrew Card, Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin, Nicholas E. Calio, James R. Wilkinson, Condoleezza Rice, and Stephen Hadley — could join their cohort I. Lewis Libby in deep legal trouble. You know what that means for the upcoming 2006 elections.

• Current Co-sponsors:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HE00505:@@@L&summ2=mcosponsors

• Talking points on the Resolution of Inquiry: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4285

• More about the ROI here: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/3868

This is the Resolution:

109th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 505


Requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of State to provide to the House of Representatives certain documents in their possession relating to the White House Iraq Group.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

(October 20, 2005) — Mr. KUCINICH submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

RESOLUTION
Requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of State to provide to the House of Representatives certain documents in their possession relating to the White House Iraq Group.

Resolved, That the President of the United States is requested and the Secretary of State is directed to provide to the House of
Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date of adoption of this resolution —

• (1) all documents from 2003 pertaining to the taskforce organized by Andrew Card, consisting of Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin, Nicholas E. Calio, James R. Wilkinson, Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley and I. Lewis Libby, known as the White House Iraq Group;

• (2) all drafts of all white papers on the topic of Iraq's nuclear threat assembled in 2003 by the White House Iraq Group; and

• (3) all documents, including notes from meetings, memos, telephone and
electronic mail records, logs and calendars, and records of internal discussions in the possession of the President or the Secretary of State relating to the White House Iraq Group.

• Online PDF here: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/text505.pdf

• Talking Points:
www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4285

• Contact your local media through links on the PDA Web site (click on tools, then click on media) to ask them to cover this important vote.

Congressman Adam Smith's (D-WA) has also been leading on this effort both with a guest OpEd in the Seattle P.I.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/246704_adam02.html and with a joint 'Dear Colleague' letter with Reps. Tauscher, Lee, and Kucinich.

The Backbone Campaign http://www.backbonecampaign.org and After Downing Street Coalition http://www.afterdowningstreet.org are asking their members, allies, and all US citizens to urge your Congress Member to Co-Sponsor Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Resolution of Inquiry.

Mike Hersh (http://www.mikehersh.com) is Chairperson of Maryland's Montgomery County Progressive Alliance (http://www.mc-progressivealliance.com)
and Maryland State Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America
(http://www.democracyforamerica.com)

Take Back the Media! Contribute ideas and support today:
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• Progressive Democrats of America: https://www.pdamerica.org/
• The After Downing Street Coalition - http://www.afterdowningstreet.org
• The Media Watch Project - http://www.democrats.com/media
• Support Cindy Sheehan - http://www.meetwithcindy.org/

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