Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Kucinich to Congress: Impeach Bush!

About damn time.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush on Monday night, reading the resolution into the Congressional Record.


Kucinich and other liberal Democrats, including Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), have sought the removal of the current administration, arguing that Bush and Cheney have lied to Congress and the American public about the reasons for invading Iraq in 2003 and abused their offices in order to conduct the "War on Terror" following the 9/11 attacks.

Well, it's an acknowledged fact--or at least, it ought to be acknowledged, but tragically isn't by most of our media--that the Bush administration lied everyone into an unnecessary war. But the charges don't stop there!
Interestingly, those articles (63-page PDF via Coral CDN) include not just complaints about signing statements and the war in Iraq, but also charges that the President "Sp[ied] on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment,' 'Direct[ed] Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens,' and 'Tamper[ed] with Free and Fair Elections.'

You can see the full list on Kucinich's website, here (not in PDF format!). Some other articles of impeachment include "Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives", "Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy", and "Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to 'Black Sites' Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture."

Of course, this will go nowhere, since the rest of Congress--including the Democratic leadership--have no interest in holding the Bush administration accountable for its actions and lawlessness. Harrumph.

1 comment:

Tom said...

We Want Bush Impeached, We Support the Kucinich Resolution. See the video and pass it on
Please help get the word out by spreading this video around which promotes in its video description the links to the petition and this blog entry. Make more people aware of the Kucinich Resolution.