I Support Senator Patrick Leahy

I received this email an think it is really important to share. If you agree, find the site and sign the petition. If you disagree, ignore it. Thanks, Qazrazl.


Sen. Patrick Leahy recently proposed a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses during the Bush-Cheney Administration - so they never happen again. These abuses include the use of torture, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws.

Bob Fertik, Democrats.com

Dear Activist,

Sign Sen. Patrick Leahy's
petition at

We have just emerged from a time when White House officials often acted as if they were above the law. That was wrong and must be fully exposed so it never happens again.

That is why I proposed the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses during the Bush-Cheney Administration. These abuses may include the use of torture, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws.

During the past several years, this country has been divided as deeply as it has been at any time in our history since the Civil War. It has made our government less productive and our society less civil. As we commemorate the Lincoln bicentennial, there is need, again, "to bind up the nation's wounds." President Lincoln urged that course in his second inaugural address some seven score and four years ago.

Rather than vengeance, we need a fair-minded pursuit of what actually happened. The best way to move forward is ge tting to the truth, finding out what happened, so we can make sure it does not happen again.

The Obama Administration has already made huge strides to restore the Constitution and renew our commitment to international law after eight corrosive years. But we must read the full page on this dark chapter in American history before we can turn it for good, which is why I feel so strongly about investigating what really happened.
I hope you agree.

Last month, I delivered a speech at Georgetown University where I outlined my ideas about why we need a truth and reconciliation commission and how it could work. 

Our petition at BushTruthCommission.com has already started building grassroots support for the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission, leading the press, outside groups, my Congressional colleagues, and the White House to start giving it serious attention as well.

But I need your help to show that the American people are committed to uncovering the truth about the misdeeds of the last administration -- so that we can ensure the same mistakes are not repeated.

Thank you for taking action to prevent history from repeating itself by supporting the creation of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the misdeeds of the past eight years.


Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator

P.S. If you think establishing a truth and reconciliation commission is important, I hope you'll take just a second to sign my online petition -- and then forward this email to everyone you know. It's critically important that we build grassroots support to make sure we get the truth.

Sign the Petition at BushTruthCommission.com


qazrazl qazrazl
41-45, F
2 Responses Mar 5, 2009

Succinctly stated, thanks NiV. People want answers now, platitudes will no longer suffice. The country has awakened from our 8 year stupor.

If this commission is really going to study the acts of 9/11, the fraud of the adminstrations to deman and steal the privacy and priviliges of the citizens of this nation, then yes, optherwise, it is a total waste of time and effort and is just grandstanding. We need real answers as to why the planes at Shanksville and the Pentagon just disappeared, why there was molten metal at the WTC, why WTC building 7 collapsed even though it was not hit by anything, why were all the NORAD jets engaged in an exercise that replicated the attacks of 9/11 at the same time (as happened with the tube attacks in London on 7/7), why some of the hijackers listed by the FBI are still alive, what is the financial gain for the Cheney's, Bush's and others for our war in Afghanistan and Iraq, establish a clear case that Osama Bin Laden was behind the attacks of 9/11 (not done to date, just allegations), trace the funding of the hijackers and true source of the money and from whose hands they came, etc. If this stuff is really going to be investigated and exposed, then yes, but I fear that it will just be a report that says the Bush and his administration lied and nothing more.