Several activists from World Can't Wait, joined by other antiwar activists are at Jerold Nadler's Brooklyn office today. They don't intend to leave until they get a commitment from Nadler to get impeachment started in the House Judiciary Committee. They are requesting that you put out the word, asking people to call Nadler's offices to make the same demand.
Washington Office: Tel. 202-225-5635
Manhattan Office: Tel. 212-367-7350
Brooklyn Office: Tel. 718-373-3198
Nadler is the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and definitely sympathetic. Here's what he had to say to Josh Marshall back in June about Bush's warrantless wiretapping:
"a criminal conspiracy...worse than Watergate...The President, the Attorney General, and anybody else -- there's a prima facie case they engaged in a criminal conspiracy. And in effect what they're saying is they have a right to classify, and thus hold themselves harmless, from a criminal conspiracy. From my point of view, if the executive branch is contemptuous of the power of Congress, and is going to go above the law, and ignore the law, you have to use whatever weapons the Constitution gives Congress."
One of the activists at Nadler's office is Elaine Brower, whose son is currently serving in Iraq:
As Brower was talking about her son and his immediate future, the chief spokesman for the U.S. forces in Iraq was sending out a war-related message of his own. Don't pay too much attention to the body count, the military flak said.
"The 2,000 service members killed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom is not a milestone," Army Lt. Col. Steve Boylan wrote in an e-mail to war reporters. "It is an artificial mark on the wall set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives."
Special agendas? Like trying to salvage America's good name?
Like keeping their children alive? Ulterior motives?
One New York mother had a different question yesterday.
"How many more have to die?" Elaine Brower asked.