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Fri May 31, 2019, 09:47 AM

 

Pelosi: Impeachment is off the table (2005)

That was Speaker Pelosi in 2005 after British newspapers broke the story on the Downing Street Memos that showed a conspiracy between PM Tony Blair and President George W. Bush to invade Iraq under false pretenses.

Hundreds of thousands died. Millions became displaced as war refugees. If a war based on lies was not enough reason to impeach Bush, I hold little hope that Trump will be impeached on lesser grounds.

Let’s Go to the Memo
What’s really in the Downing Street memos?


By FRED KAPLAN
JUNE 15, 2005 5:52 PM

Is there anything important in the Downing Street memo? This is the now-notorious secret transcript of a British ministerial meeting on July 23, 2002—obtained and published by the Sunday Times of London just this past May Day—which seems to suggest that, nine months before the war in Iraq got started, the Bush administration a) knew Saddam Hussein didn’t pose a threat; b) decided to overthrow him by force anyway; and c) was “fixing” intelligence to sell the impending invasion to a duped American public.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2005/06/what-s-really-in-the-downing-street-memos.amp

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Reply Pelosi: Impeachment is off the table (2005) (Original post)
RedParrot May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
Sherman A1 May 2019 #2
malaise May 2019 #5
still_one May 2019 #7
RelativelyJones May 2019 #11
RedParrot May 2019 #8
hlthe2b May 2019 #10
CrispyQ May 2019 #3
Claritie Pixie May 2019 #4
skylucy May 2019 #6
Dennis Donovan May 2019 #9
RedParrot May 2019 #13
cate94 May 2019 #12
standingtall May 2019 #14

Response to RedParrot (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:49 AM

1. You need to edit your subject line to reflect this is NOT current and not even what she says now.

It is very misleading. Suggest just adding the date in parenthesis, e.g., (2005)

CURRENTLY, she says impeachment is NOT off the table.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:50 AM

2. Agreed

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:52 AM

5. I alerted

Enough of this crap

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:53 AM

7. and of course that wasn't intentional.........

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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:01 AM

11. +1000

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:55 AM

8. Thanks for the suggestion

 

Added date to Pelosi quote

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Response to RedParrot (Reply #8)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:56 AM

10. Good..

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Response to RedParrot (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:50 AM

3. You should date your title so people don't think this is current.

Just my opinion, but this comes across as clickbait.

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Response to RedParrot (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:51 AM

4. Purposefully misleading subject line. Why? Fix it.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Reply #4)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:53 AM

6. +100

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Response to RedParrot (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:55 AM

9. Completely irrelevant to today's situation...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #9)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:19 AM

13. Unlike 2005, Pelosi may be correct on impeachment

 

Pelosi should have allowed Impeachment hearings on the Iraq War. Thousands of Americans died in that conflict, a war of choice by Bush and Cheney.

This time Pelosi is trying to temper a rush to Impeachment, and for very good reasons. It is late in the legislative calendar. Increasing the debt limit and the need to pass a budget by October 1rst is going to take a lot of time.

The Senate won’t convict Trump even if he were to shoot someone dead on Fifth Avenue. We would be at the start of primary season by the time Articles of Impeachment make it to the Senate.

I want Trump impeached, but I also don’t want actions by the House to backfire and give Trump an issue to run on.

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Response to RedParrot (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:18 AM

12. Watch Pelosi on Kimmel

She lays it all out there. They are building a case and will impeach before 2020.

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Response to RedParrot (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:37 AM

14. Democrats did not take back the house until after the 2006 midterms

and didn't not take over the house until January 2007 so they could not have impeached Bush in 2005 even if they wanted to.

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