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Who Wants to Investigate Bush?

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Posted on March 5 2009 5:30 pm
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Congressman John Conyers and Senator Patrick Leahy are proposing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the U.S. to investigate the Bush era.

This is not the first time Conyers has sought to destroy Bush. In March 2003 the congressman convened a gathering that featured Ramsey Clark (closely affiliated with the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party) and more than two-dozen leftist attorneys and legal scholars, whose common purpose was to discuss how to impeach the President. Two decades earlier, Conyers had likewise proposed impeaching President Ronald Reagan.

Leahy, for his part, was active in giving aid and comfort to the Sandinistas and Salvadorean guerrillas during the Reagan years. More recently, he called the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center “an international embarrassment to our nation.”

Conyers and Leahy are even suggesting that their proposed Commission would be popular with the voters. They imply that the U.S. under Bush was as bad as South Africa under apartheid. This is an insult both to the last administration and to those who suffered under South Africa’s brutal regime. Moreover, the very act of criminalizing political differences is not merely a bad and wasteful idea. It’s far more sinister: it is what socialists and totalitarians do.

Not surprisingly, the New York Times was able to find some notable people who were willing to explain, in writing, why they think a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a terrific idea. Most are faculty members at prestigious law schools. But if you scratch the surface a bit by looking them up at Discover the Networks (DTN), you will find that they are not, by any means, unbiased observers.

For example, one of the Times’ featured commentators is David Cole, a Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) attorney who, over the course of his legal career, has been perfectly happy to defend America-hating terrorists. It is not surprising that he would stand behind the formation of such a Commission, because it might pave the way for a retrial of some of America’s enemies, whom he could then represent. In the past, Cole has represented such luminaries as Sami Al Arian, the former North American head of the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad; Mazen Al-Najjar, Al-Arian’s brother-in-law who served as a fundraiser for Palestinian Islamic Jihad; and Lynne Stewart, the radical leftist lawyer who aided and abetted the terrorist ambitions of Islamic Group leader Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Another supporter of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Michael Ratner, a longtime pro-Communist CCR advocate for terrorists. Ratner started with Solidarity for the People (Communists) in El Salvador and is the chief organizer of the anti-Gitmo, pro-terrorist lawyers.

Much more information about these key players can be found at DTN, an excellent resource for bloggers and journalists who want to get to know the groups and individuals who support the Islamists and their agendas. I urge you to visit soon and often.

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