Letter from Athana to Maine Great Goddess & Senator, Olympia Snowe:
Dear Senator Snowe:
Thank you for your courageous efforts in halting Congress's attempts to cut $10 billion from Medicaid and pursue $70 billion in tax cuts.
Senator, I am deeply concerned not only about the health and safety of Americans, but also about the health and safety of our democracy. As Professor Andrew J. Bacevich points out in his book The New American Militarism,
“War abroad and its ‘blowback’ -- in the modern age, terrorism -- erode the founders' ingenious system of checks and balances by allowing the chief executive to usurp power from Congress.…”
He goes on to quote James Madison:
“Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies. From these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. ... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
Because of this and numerous other excellent reasons (of which I’m certain you are aware), I am asking you to support Boston attorney and constitutional scholar John Bonifaz's Resolution of Inquiry into the reasons America invaded Iraq:
"Whereas considerable evidence has emerged that George W. Bush, President of the United States, has engaged in a conspiracy to deceive and mislead the United States Congress and the American people as to the basis for taking the nation into war against Iraq, that George W. Bush, President of the United States, has manipulated intelligence so as to allege falsely a national security threat posed to the United States by Iraq, and that George W. Bush, President of the United States, has committed a felony by submitting a false report to the United States Congress on the reasons for launching a first-strike invasion of Iraq:
"Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary is directed to investigate and report to the House of Representatives whether sufficient grounds exist to impeach George W. Bush, President of the United States. Upon completion of such investigation, that Committee shall report thereto, including, if the Committee so determines, articles of impeachment."