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Bolton incident reinforces the Downing Street Memo

Associated Press is reporting  http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BOLTON_UN_FIRING?SITE=APWEB&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
that the Bush administration's nominee to the post of UN ambassador, John Bolton, flew to Europe early in 2002 to orchestrate the firing of Jose Bustani, the director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, "because the Brazilian was trying to send chemical weapons inspectors to Baghdad," according to a Bolton associate.

 http://www.btcnews.com/btcnews/index.php?p=966
At the time, Bolton was the US undersecretary of state for arms control.

The incident reinforces the statements made by British foreign minister Jack Straw and former British intelligence chief Sir Richard Dearlove, during a July 2002 meeting with British prime minister Tony Blair. Both Straw and Dearlove said that by then, president Bush had already decided to invade Iraq and that the US was "fixing the facts and intelligence" to support that decision.

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 http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BOLTON_UN_FIRING?SITE=APWEB&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

AP Probe on Bolton Finds Disturbing Links to Iraq War
 http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000946569

After Downing Street Dot Org

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/05/318486.shtml

Coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups, which launched on May 26, 2005, a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to begin a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war:

 http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/

Write Your Rep.
 http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/39

Sign Conyers' Letter.
 http://www.johnconyers.campaignoffice.com/index.asp?Type=SUPERFORMS&SEC={0F1B03E0-080B-4100-B143-36A5985EF1E3}

Contact Local Media.
 http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=7656046&type=ME

Contact TV Networks.
 http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=5&page=1

Tell Others.
 http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=2&page=1

SEE ALSO:

War Crimes and Constitutional Punishment
It's Time to Get Serious About Impeaching Bush

By NORMAN SOLOMON
 http://www.counterpunch.org/solomon05312005.html

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