This leaflet was issued by the LaRouche Political Action Committee on Nov. 1, 2005.
Lyndon LaRouche today called for Vice President Dick Cheney's immediate ouster from office. In light of the Oct. 28, 2005 indictment of Cheney's chief of staff and top national security advisor I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on five counts of lying to a Federal grand jury, and in the wake of today's action by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who called the U.S. Senate into an extraordinary closed session to force an end to the White House obstruction of Senate oversight over Administration crimes, LaRouche spelled out four precise reasons why Cheney must gonow.
1. Cheney lied, repeatedly and in collusion with others, to draw the United States into war with Iraq. The indictment of Libby by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald removes any shadow of doubt about the circumstances under which the United States went to war against Iraq. The United States went to war on the basis of an egregious conspiracy of lies, led by the Vice President and others. Already, 2,000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, and over 15,000 severely wounded, along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
2. Cheney conspired, in this campaign of lies, with a notorious international fascist organization, implicated in major acts of terrorism. Some of the lies perpetrated by Cheney and others, particularly the so-called Niger yellowcake hoax, were concocted by an international fascist organization, formerly headed by World War II Nazi figure Licio Gelli. That organization, the Propaganda Two (P-2) Lodge, produced fake "evidence," aimed at duping the U.S. Congress into voting for a fraudulent Iraq war. The current Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a former member of the fascist P-2 Lodge, was central to the Niger hoax, and another former P-2 Lodge member, the American self-professed universal fascist Michael Ledeen, was another pivotal player in the war hoax. This same P-2 Lodge was behind the 1970-1982 wave of terrorism in Italy, collectively known as the "strategy of tension," which included the 1978 kidnapping/assassination of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, and the 1980 Bologna train station bombing, which killed over 80 people.
The Niger yellowcake hoax was coordinated, within the Bush Administration, by Vice President Cheney, personally. As the Fitzgerald indictment of Lewis Libby noted, in four separate locations, Vice President Cheney was the source to Lewis Libby of the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV. And both Cheney and Libby knew that she worked for the Counterproliferation Division of the CIA, which is part of the Directorate of Operations. Both Cheney and Libby thus knew that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA covert agent, at the time they blew her cover to syndicated columnist Robert Novak.
3. Cheney is the author of the Administration's Nazi-imitation policy of torture of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Cheney, as the result of these actions, must resign now, and those like David Addington and John Hannah on the staff of the Vice President, who played a pivotal roleunder Cheneyin the Bush Administration's open policy of committing torture, in violation of the Geneva Conventions and other U.S.-endorsed United Nations resolutions, must also be fired immediately. The Cheney legacy, as even the Washington Post admitted, is one of promoting torture. This is a Nuremberg crime, and there is no place in the White House for individuals who mirror the Nazis' acts of brutal torture against any human beings.
4. The Alito nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is a cheap attempt to divert attention from Cheney's crimes. The nomination of Samuel Alito, Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 31, 2005 was nothing more than an effort by the Bush-Cheney White House to divert attention away from the crimes of the Vice President. LaRouche called the nomination "A stink-bomb thrown in to divert attention away from the Cheney investigations." The United States Senate should refuse to take any action on the Alito nomination until Cheney has been removed from office. Any other course of action would be a betrayal of the United States, and the civilized world.
Cheney has been exposed, by his actions, as well as by the investigation of Special Counsel Fitzgerald, as a liar and a torturer. These actions pass well beyond the standard of high crimes and misdemeanors of our U.S. Federal Constitution, and have implications tantamount to treason in their effects.