GOP Congressman Wants Inquiry Into the Downing Street Memo

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Congressman Jim Leach (R, Iowa) has informed Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D,
California) that he will co-sponsor her Resolution of Inquiry into Bush
Administration communications with the U.K. about Iraq at the time of the
Downing Street Memos. Leach is the first Republican member of Congress to
publicly support a demand for an inquiry into the Bush Administration's
pre-war claims. The 131 congress members who have signed Congressman John
Conyers' letter to the President about the Downing Street Memo are all
Democrats. The 11 Senators who have asked the Senate Intelligence Committee to
do the investigation it committed to in February 2004 but never did are all

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This is a sign of what I kind of been expecting to see happen. The mid term
election clock is ticking and Bush's polls are spiraling downwards. The
Republican's need to break rank and demand inquiries into the questions a
majority of American's want to know - particularly, "Was Iraq a predetermined
war?" I am sure the right will go on the smear campaign against Congressman
Leach much as they have started against Senator Chuck Hagel. It is a shame when
your party considers you a traitor for voicing your own opinion or wanting to
here the truth!