Sunday, March 23, 2008

An Affront to the American People

In an apparent violation of both the spirit and the letter of the law, the White House disclosed in Federal Court that computer hard drives containing over 10,000,000 e-mails from 2003-2005, "have been destroyed.":
The White House revealed new information about how it handles its computers in an effort to persuade a federal magistrate it would be fruitless to undertake an e-mail recovery plan that the court proposed.
The White House says it does not know if any e-mails are missing, but is looking into the matter.
Contempt for the American people; disdain for our Constitutional values; obstruction of justice; and, plain old dishonesty... all in a day's work for the Bush/Cheney White House.

Such gross disregard for the American people is not merely negligence, it is a blatant violation of the Presidential Records Act, which states the Archivist of the United States must be consulted before any White House records are disposed of.

These people knew they were supposed to preserve records, and they knew these records contained important information about the run up to the Iraq War and Plamegate - and they destroyed them to avoid accountability.

What can you do? Click here to contact your senator, and tell them you are concerned the White House is breaking the law in and effort to obstruct a legitimate investigation.

Given the track record of this administration, and it's 1,000 documented lies in the rush to war, we must demand the appointment of an independent council, or at the very least a manual recovery effort on each individual White House computer.

It's never too late to send a signal to the Bush Administration, that the American People are tired of the lies and dishonesty. We are sick of being treated like imbeciles: Mr. President and VP Cheney, you have disrespected America. We will not tolerate your abuse of the law and your contempt for the american people any longer.

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