Sponsored by: Dean Byers Approved: 07/16/2005
A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON
A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON CALLING ON THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY TO BEGIN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE DOWNING STREET MEMOS THAT COULD LEAD TO IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST PRESIDENT BUSH, VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY AND DEFENSE SECRETARY RUMSFELD FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
WHEREAS, the Downing Street Memo shows that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld began planning and executing the war on Iraq before seeking Congressional and UN approval;
WHEREAS, UN weapons inspectors showed prior to the invasion that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; and
WHEREAS, there is further mounting evidence that the Administration lied or misled about “mushroom clouds,” “connections to 9/11,” and “war as a last resort” as they sought UN, Congressional, and public approvals;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The Democratic Party of Oregon asks Congress to immediately begin the investigation of the Downing Street memos that could lead to impeachment proceedings against President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld.
ADOPTED by the Democratic Party of Oregon on 16th day of July, 2005.
Resolution submitted by Dean Byers of Douglas County.
Platform and Resolutions Committee recommends adoption.