Conyers calls for release of highly incrim. document

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Conyers calls for release of highly incrim. document

Postby darkbeforedawn » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:30 am

For Immediate Release: Contact: Jonathan Godfrey <br>March 30, 2006 (202) 226-6888 <br><br>Conyers Calls on the President to<br>Publish the Hadley Memo <br>Congressman John Conyers today called on president Bush to make publicly available a memo Stephen Hadley submitted to him in October 2002. This memo explained to the president that the Departments of State and Energy both rejected White House claims that Iraq was seeking materials to build a nuclear weapon. This is a very important document revealing the administration's efforts to build a case for war based on Iraq's nuclear threat to our country when overwhelming evidence disputed this claim. The text of the letter follows:<br><br>Dear Mr. President:<br><br>I write to ask that you release publicly an October 2002 memorandum that informed you that the Energy Department and State Department disagreed with assessments that Iraq was seeking to acquire nuclear weapons materials. The memorandum was submitted to you by then-Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley.<br><br>Throughout the past several years, you have claimed frequently that Saddam Hussein had been attempting to acquire the materials necessary to build nuclear weapons. In fact, during your 2003 State of the Union Address, you stated, “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production.” Shortly after this speech, the United States invaded Iraq, but no nuclear weapons materials have been located.<br><br>According to National Journal, you were aware prior to the 2003 State of the Union that Iraq did not possess such materials. In summarizing a National Intelligence Estimate for you in October 2002, Mr. Hadley noted that, while many agencies believed the aluminum tubes were “related to a uranium enrichment effort,” the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the Energy Department’s intelligence branch “believe that the tubes more likely are intended for conventional weapons.” In short, these two intelligence agencies disagreed with your State of the Union assertion.<br><br>I am certain you would agree that, as we enter the fourth year of the invasion, it is important for the American people to understand exactly what set of circumstances led to your authorization of military action. For that reason, I ask that you release Mr. Hadley’s memorandum.<br><br>Sincerely,<br><br>John Conyers, Jr. <br><br> ##109-JUD-033006##<br> <br> <p></p><i></i>
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Postby marykmusic » Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:06 pm

Nice try, Mr. Conyers, but... don't expect a reply. --MaryK <p></p><i></i>
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Postby greencrow0 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:05 pm

Mr. Conyers<br><br>Don't you see? The President HAD to know the truth for his own reasons....he needed accurate reports from his staff in order to make reasoned decisions.<br><br>I mean, if he really thought Iraq was building nuclear weapons, he wouldn't have been so foolish as to have ordered a huge invasion of it...now would he? <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>GC <p></p><i></i>
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