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Open letter to jay { November 7 2003 }

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"Open Letter to Senator Jay Rockefeller"

Posted by Doc Farmer
Friday, November 07, 2003

Editor's Note: A memo came to light on this week in which Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee were urged to use committee resources to cause trouble for President Bush and Republicans. Our writer, Doc Farmer, was exercized by the information in the memo, and wrote this Open Letter to Jay Rockefeller, who is the ranking Democrat on the committee. The letter was also sent to the officials listed at the end.


To: Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D - W. Va.)

Vice Chairman
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
211 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510-6475
(202) 224-1700

Friday, 07 November 2003

Dear Jay,

Iíve read the memo. And Iím not happy. Suffice to say, there are probably a lot of Americans who share my anger right now. And not all of them are mere Republicans.

Now, I lived outside of DC for several years. And I know politics has a way of warping reality. For a guy who spent most of his life growing up in the Midwest. In Americaís heartland. Heartland. You should pay particular attention to that word, sir. The ''heart'' of America. And perhaps the conscience as well.

America doesnít like liars. We donít like cheaters. We donít like people to profit from tragedy. And we certainly donít like people to try and engineer situations for their own power, at the expense of our military, our security or the truth.

Your memo shows that you, and those of your committee with the magic ''D'' behind their names, are all of those things Americans donít like.

Iím sure that you and your friends in the mainstream media will spin and convolute and obfuscate and ''male bovine excrement'' your way around the truth of that memo. Iím confident youíll use Clintonesque parsing of words, and pointing fingers at others, and blaming Dubya (you guys always blame Dubya Ė it seems to be second nature), and general mudslinging at the ''vast right wing conspiracy'', etc., etc., etc. Youíve said that it was merely a draft memo. But draft memos normally contain more of the truth than the final, tailored versions.

Now, there have been a number of folks who say that the memo from your office is tantamount to treason. I donít agree. I donít believe youíre planning an overthrow of the government, or to sell out America to foreign powers. But I do believe that what youíve done is, at least, criminal in its intent. You guys want power. Easy enough to understand in a city like Washington DC. You guys want political control of the White House, and probably the House and Senate as well. Since youíve already got the judiciary sewn up (and the current candidates for vacant posts stitched up), youíd want to regain control of what you lost.

However, if you want something like that, you should earn it. Honestly. Honorably. Lib/dem/soc/commies lost control of the House, Senate and Presidency because people saw that what you were offering wasnít what they wanted. Nor was it best for the nation. The steps outlined in the memo donít seem to indicate youíre all that interested in what is best for the nation.

When you put the needs of the party ahead of the needs of the state, and the needs of the individuals within that state, you are on a path that will destroy the party, the state and the individual. Does that mean anything to you? Do you understand just what risk you are putting America and her citizenry?

Or are you so blinded by a desire for power that America, and Americans, are only the means to an end?

Iíd like you to consider a quote provided to me by an e-Friend of mine with the screen name of ''Missy.'' I think you should read it very closely. Although you may not be a traitor, as one of your colleagues on the committee said, youíre flirting with the first cousin of treason right about now....

''A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears the face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.'' (Marcus Tullius Cicero, 42 BC)

A copy of this letter has been sent to your colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as the President and the Justice and Defense Secretaries. I am formally requesting that the memo be investigated, as well as the involvement of Senators Levin, Feinstein, Wyden, Durbin, Bayh (my own senator from Indiana, I might add), Edwards, Mikulski, and you. In the interim, since there is a definite issue of national security as regards the information your committee is privy to, I am asking for the immediate resignation from the committee of all its Democrat members, yourself included.

I make this request not out of political motivations, but in the best interest of the security of the United States of America. Since the memo makes clear that you and your lib/dem/soc/commie fellows have interests which appear to be above and beyond the safety of our nation, our troops and the rule of law, I think this a reasonable request.

But as you are more interested in power and influence, as opposed to honor and duty, I doubt youíll be reasonable.

Therefore, I await the echoing silence from your office.

Yours sincerely,
Doc Farmer

cc: Sen. Pat Roberts (R - KS), chairman - ( mail_pat.html);
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT) (
Sen. Carl Levin (D - MI) (
Sen. Mike Dewine (R - OH) (
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D - CA) (
Sen. Christopher S. Bond (R - MO) (
Sen. Ron Wyden (D - OR) (
Sen. Trent Lott (R - MS) (
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D - IL) (
Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R - ME) (
Sen. Evan Bayh (D - IN) (
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R - NE) (
Sen. John Edwards (D - NC) (
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R - GA) (
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D - MD) (
Sen. John W. Warner (R - VA) (
President George W. Bush (
Secretary John Ashcroft (
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (

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