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Old 07-25-2008, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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ImpeachBush.org members, and the millions of people who favor impeachment, have forced Congress to hold an impeachment hearing this Friday, July 25 starting at 10:00am

Articles of Impeachment for President George W Bush
by Dennis Kucinich


Introduced in Congress June 9, 2008.
In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power.
  1. Article I - Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.
  2. Article II - Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression.
  3. Article III - Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.
  4. Article IV - Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.
  5. Article V - Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.
  6. Article VI - Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114.
  7. Article VII - Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.
  8. Article VIII - Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.
  9. Article IX - Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor
  10. Article X - Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes
  11. Article XI - Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq
  12. Article XII - Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources
  13. Article XIII - Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries
  14. Article XIV - Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency
  15. Article XV - Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq
  16. Article XVI - Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors
  17. Article XVII - Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives
  18. Article XXVIII - Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy
  19. Article XIX - Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to 'Black Sites' Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture
  20. Article XX - Imprisoning Children
  21. Article XXI - Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government
  22. Article XXII - Creating Secret Laws
  23. Article XXIII - Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act
  24. Article XXIV - Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment
  25. Article XXV - Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens
  26. Article XXVI - Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements
  27. Article XXVII - Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply
  28. Article XVIII - Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice
  29. Article XXIX - Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  30. Article XXX - Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare
  31. Article XXXI - Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency
  32. Article XXXII - Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change
  33. [Article XXIII - Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.
  34. Article XXXIV - Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001
  35. Article XXXV - Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders
Full articles: http://www.impeachbush.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5283
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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What a bunch of crap and a waste of time & money. The guy will be out of office in 6 months.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Food industry bitten by its lobbying success - Yahoo! News (broken link)




this should be added. what the hell was he thinking?!?!?!
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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What a bunch of crap and a waste of time & money. The guy will be out of office in 6 months.
While I clearly agree with you, I suspect that the true motivation is payback for how Bill Clinton was treated during his second term. I think that the Democrats are basically "getting even".

I also think they want this stuff to be part of the coming election discussions.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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this should be added. what the hell was he thinking?!?!?!
Who said thinking had anything to do with it? Just say the words "these funds critically needed to protect the lives and health of the American people against the increasing potential for food-born attacks by terrorists will have to come in some part out of corporate profits" to a laissez-faire free market capitalist, and the issue is decided automatically.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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While I clearly agree with you, I suspect that the true motivation is payback for how Bill Clinton was treated during his second term. I think that the Democrats are basically "getting even". I also think they want this stuff to be part of the coming election discussions.
Well, there is the fact that Bush actually did do most of the things that the articles accuse him of doing. The only issue would be over which if any of them constitutes an impeachable offense and whether impeachment should be seen at all as a realistic option at this point. Answer to the latter is probably apparent, as the Democrats in the 2006 campaign had already indicated that impeachmment, while perhaps wararnted, was not going to be on the table. They don't have the same partisan vindictiveness as some Republicans, many of whom saw their Clinton impeachment debacle as long overdue retribution for the shabby treatment accorded to poor Richard Nixon. Still, as the clock winds down on an awful eight years, it doesn't seem inappropriate to me to allow the case that could have been made to be read into the record, and it wouldn't at all hurt to remind voters sometimes afflicted with short-term memory loss of just how poorly they have indeed been served by this current administration...
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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While I clearly agree with you, I suspect that the true motivation is payback for how Bill Clinton was treated during his second term. I think that the Democrats are basically "getting even".

I also think they want this stuff to be part of the coming election discussions.


Two witch hunts cancel each other out?

While I think Dubya may well be the most incompetent POTUS ever I don't think it's an impeachable offense.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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As Sag stated, the stuff probably even goes back to Nixon. Thinking about that, it appears to likely be true.

When Nixon became a magnet, the Democrats picked up seats and eventually the White House. When Clinton became a magnet the Republicans picked up seats and eventually the White House.

Perhaps this has just become "part of the process". And with all of our wonderful new technology, we have multiple ways to destroy each other.

Odd way to govern though.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Boise
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While I clearly agree with you, I suspect that the true motivation is payback for how Bill Clinton was treated during his second term. I think that the Democrats are basically "getting even".

I also think they want this stuff to be part of the coming election discussions.
While I can't really doubt that (politics can be childish at times), there are several more legitimate concerns on this docket. Not saying that these are all things he is guilty of, but they are issues a little more concerning than polished knob and a cigar.

I DO think it sucks that both sides spend more time playing king of the hill than working on behalf of the people like they are supposed to do.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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While I can't really doubt that (politics can be childish at times), there are several more legitimate concerns on this docket. Not saying that these are all things he is guilty of, but they are issues a little more concerning than polished knob and a cigar.

So I guess I am in the same boat, It sucks that both sides spend more time playing king of the hill than working on behalf of the people like they are supposed to do.
Yeah, like we don't have any national problems that could use some attention too...
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