Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales Indicted!

Could it be, the moment many are waiting for is beginning. It is happening in Texas. Read the story here.

Is this a beginning?  When will Bush get his turn?

Let’s hope that the rule of law is returned and transparency in government begins.

Rep. Baldwin Introduces Bill to Undo and Prosecute Bush-Cheney

Prosecution Is on the Table in Congress:
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has just introduced the Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008, which calls on the next President of the United States to

* Fully investigate Bush/Cheney administration officials 2019 alleged crimes and hold them accountable for any illegal acts.

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Sign to Impeach – Being Delivered to Pelosi this week

This is an important week.  We need everyone to add their name to the impeachment petition.

Go to Dennis Kucinich’s online petition to add your name by Wednesday, September 9th, 2008

Susan Eisenhower leaves Republican party

“I have decided I can no longer be a registered Republican. For the first time in my life I announced my support for a Democratic candidate for the presidency, in February of this year. This was not an endorsement of the Democratic platform, nor was it a slap in the face to the Republican Party. It was an expression of support specifically for Senator Barack Obama. I had always intended to go back to party ranks after the election and work with my many dedicated friends and colleagues to help reshape the GOP, especially in the foreign-policy arena. But I now know I will be more effective focusing on our national and international problems than I will be in trying to reinvigorate a political organization that has already consumed nearly all of its moderate “seed corn.” And now, as the party threatens to trivialize what promised to be a serious debate on our future direction, it will alienate many young people who might have come into party ranks”…read more

Free Speech provided by the US Military

very sad video of this whole mess:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frR0qklU1_o

Halliburton – KBR and their no-bid cost-plus contracts

The Rip Off report From The Sun Herald:

A Pentagon investigative report alleges the firm KBR Inc. held an illegal contract, overcharged millions to the Navy and produced shoddy workmanship on its South Mississippi jobs after Katrina.

A report released by the Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General says KBR worked on Navy facilities in Gulfport, Pascagoula, at Stennis Space Center and in Pensacola, among other Gulf Coast sites after hurricanes Ivan and Katrina. The group holds a $500 million disaster-recovery contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic based in Norfolk, Va., which was struck in 2004.

KBR received the deal from the federal government while it was a subsidiary of Haliburton, for which Vice President Dick Cheney is a former chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Cheney resigned from his Haliburton post to be President Bush’s running mate in 2000.

According to the Inspector General’s probe, the company was hired to set up trailer parks for displaced Navy personnel, make roof repairs on the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport and remove debris, among other jobs.

The Houston-based firm allegedly used a type of contract for some of the jobs known as “cost plus percentage of cost,” which the report says is a violation of federal law. Its premise is the higher the costs, the more profit the contractor turns, and the deal actually rewards wastefulness and inefficiency, inspectors concluded.

KBR Corporate Communications Director Heather Browne said Wednesday in a statement to the Sun Herald the company takes exception to the findings.

“KBR does not agree with many of the conclusions contained in the report,” Browne said. “We fully cooperated with the Inspector General in its review and provided our comments, including exceptions, to the Inspector General. We will continue to work with the Navy to resolve any items associated with the CONCAP contract that are unresolved.”

In one instance, the company failed to get competitive bids for subcontracts and it could have actually cost taxpayers $2 million more than it should have, the report said.

The company also allegedly charged representatives twice in some cases for work on the trailers, as shoddy workmanship had to be completely replaced. One laundry facility was unusable, and structures were wired with plugs that had only about half of the power-handling capacity they needed. The plugs had to be replaced.

The work at the trailer parks drew the suspicions of one technical evaluator. read more

Read the inspector general’s report

McClellan testifies before the House Judiciary Committee

From Salon:

Scott McClellan found himself in an unfamiliar position on Friday. There were reporters hanging on his words, and lights and cameras focused on him, but he was criticizing the Bush administration, not defending it.

McClellan, the former White House press secretary, came back to national attention recently when the contents of his tell-all book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” leaked, showing he’d become a strong critic of the Bush administration since he left it in 2006. And because of those criticisms, the House Judiciary Committee called him to testify to see if he could shed any light on certain subjects, especially the leak of the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame. read more

McClellan before the House Judiciary Committee:

Bruce Fein discusses the implications on The Real News: