The Case for Impeaching Bush
On May 1, 2005, the Sunday Times of London published a secret memo that summarized meetings between top British officials and the Bush Administration. Dubbed the “Downing Street Memo” it instantly became front-page news in Britain but not in the United States. The memo’s explosive content reveals that by July 2002 George W. Bush had already decided to invade Iraq, that he knew that legal cover for the war was “thin,” and that he would need to sell it to the public using “fixed” intelligence claims about 9/11 terror links and WMDs.
John Bonifaz, recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, is a lawyer and activist. He is co-founder and director of Free Speech For People (www.freespeechforpeople.org), a national nonpartisan campaign working to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and the corporate rights doctrine.