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Cheney should resign immediately!

Libby: White House 'Superiors' OK'd Leaks By TONI LOCY, Associated Press Writer
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WASHINGTON - A former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney told a federal grand jury that his superiors authorized him to give secret information to reporters as part of the Bush administration's defense of intelligence used to justify invading Iraq, according to court papers.

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said in documents filed last month that he plans to introduce evidence that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff, disclosed to reporters the contents of a classified National Intelligence Estimate in the summer of 2003.

The NIE is a report prepared by the head of the nation's intelligence operations for high-level government officials, up to and including the president. Portions of NIEs are sometimes declassified and made public. It is unclear whether that happened in this instance.

In a Jan. 23 letter to Libby's lawye…

Apology comes, but dissent was stiffled

By JoAnne Allen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol Police dropped charges against activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for arresting her in the House of Representatives chamber shortly before President Bush's State of the Union address.

Sheehan, who became a central figure in the U.S. anti-war movement after her son Casey was killed in the Iraq war, was taken from the Capitol in handcuffs and charged with unlawful conduct after refusing to cover an anti-war slogan on her T-shirt.

The Capitol Police said in a statement that it had reviewed the incident and determined the arrest was unwarranted.

"While officers acted in a manner consistent with the rules of decorum enforced by the department in the House Gallery for years, neither Mrs. Sheehan's manner of dress or initial conduct warranted law enforcement intervention," the statement said.

Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer also apologized to the wife of a House Republican who was told to leave the c…

Cindy's account of what happened to her at the State of the Union

What really happened: Cindy Sheehan's statement on her arrest at SOTU
Submitted by admin on Wed, 2006-02-01 12:51. General

Dear Friends,

As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight.

I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country.

There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened:

This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh, Lynn brought me a ticket to the State of the Union Address. At that time, I was wearing the shirt that said: 2245 Dead. How many more?

After the PSOTU press conference, I was having second thoughts about going to the SOTU at the Capitol. I didn't feel comfortable going. I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me and anger me and I knew that I couldn't disrup…

Dissent stiffled during State of the Union

Two accounts of what happened before and during Bush's deceitful address to a weak Congress on Jan. 31st. The first is from someone who I was marching and protesting with last night. The second is a news story on what happened to Cindy Sheehan inside the Capitol Building. Read on and think about what this means for our country:

From a D.C. Anti-War Network participant (www.dawndc.net)

Later today, possibly tonight, I'll be sharing a report from the streets
outside the Capitol from activists who weren't inside the Capitol like
Cindy Sheehan and who weren't waiting around with the World Can't Wait.

To preview, let me give you a recap of a few of the highlights. At about
7:30 PM, a group of 15 activists launched into the streets from Judiciary
Square. At 3rd before we reached Constitution, Capitol police rushed us
with batons, throwing some activists to the sidewalk, cursing at them.

Most of us proceeded to Independence Avenue. When people walking with a
banner edged into th…