01/06/2009: "If they all knew..."§ 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States
this is treason...?
If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.
why the hell didn't they do something?! Now that we have intelligence experts, the military community, present and former administration, a Senator, and the media saying that they all knew the evidence was bullshit. Durbin's excuse is that he was sworn to secrecy. I don't know about Dick, I was taught that you call bullshit when you see (or hear) it. If he thinks that he is a good American for not ratting out his politico brethren, he is sadly mistaken. Questioning the status quo is what America and being a patriot is all about.
In my opinion, not only is the Bush Administration guilty of treason, so are the Democrats, with very few exceptions. I keep hearing that the Democrats should impeach Bush or Cheney or some other Republican slob and the first thing that comes to mind is that the American People should be rounding up the whole lot. The Democrats are just as guilty as enablers (Patriot Act amongst other crimes against the American People) in this whole fiasco and they too should be held accountable. One quick little tidbit for the un-informed. Congress did not have to okay the President's military adventurism. He may deploy troops for up to 60 days with out their consent. Hell, the President can do it on a whim if he so chooses. If no war is ever declared it can go on indefinately.
I know that the American political system has no way of implementing a vote of no confidence but the people should. I heard Ted Kennedy and Barack Obama vote no on Iraq and were quite vocal on their opposition but again, did nothing to stop it. Bottom line: going along to get along is no excuse for the damage done to this country, Iraq, Afghanistan and every human being killed and/or wounded in this ill-conceived 'War on Terror'. - more info - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution