Democrats.com isn’t pulling any punches:
Democrats.com Urges Bush to Apologize, Exit Iraq - and Resign or Face Impeachment

As George Bush prepares to speak to the nation about Iraq, Democrats.com urged him to apologize to the nation for lying about Iraq, to start pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq by Thanksgiving - and to resign from office by New Year's Day or face the largest grassroots impeachment campaign in the nation's history.

"Thanks to the Downing Street Memos, we now know that George Bush deliberately and systematically lied about his reasons for invading Iraq. Iraq had no stockpiles of WMD's and no ties to Al Qaeda, and George Bush knew it. Bush even lied about the start of the war, which began with bombing 'spikes' in June 2002," said Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com.

"George Bush lied about Iraq to Congress, the American people, and the world. He lied before the war, he lied when he claimed victory on the U.S.S. Lincoln in May 2003, and he's lying today when he claims Iraqi insurgents will be defeated soon," Fertik said.
Yowza. I don’t know that I agree with the idea of bringing the troops home immediately, although I don’t know that I disagree with it, either. I didn’t support the war, but now that we’re there, I feel like we have a responsibility to see it through—although I don’t know if that’s even possible. Like I said, I just don’t know. I’m no expert, and I won’t even pretend to be. In any case, it’s crazy cool to see someone call Bush a liar point-blank like that. Bask in the balls as you read the rest.

And speaking of Bush being an idiot, which I know is a rare occurrence around here, CapitolBuzz posts excerpts of Bush’s speech tonight, and in the 300 words that are posted, 9/11 is invoked twice. Recall, this is meant to be a speech about Iraq. Yeesh.

In other tangentially related news, the Wall Street Journal has finally decided to get in on the Downing Street Memo act with an article crediting progressive bloggers with keeping the story alive (even though the Big Brass Alliance is brutally ignored, once again).

And, finally, BradBlog reports:
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and a number of other Congressional Members will announce their intention to hold open Town Hall Meetings across the country on July 23rd to discuss the "Downing Street Documents" with constituents.

The meetings, to be held on the same day around the country in the members' various Congressional Districts, will mark the third year anniversary of the creation of the original Downing Street Minutes document.
Visit AfterDowningStreet here to find out more about what’s being called DSM Day.

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