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Thursday, January 10, 2008


Call for Impeachment by a Former B-24 Pilot

The Bush-Cheney Regime

Excerpts from Washington Post

But what are the facts?

Bush and Cheney are clearly guilty of numerous impeachable offenses. They have repeatedly violated the Constitution. They have transgressed national and international law. They have lied to the American people time after time. Their conduct and their barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of people around the world. These are truly "high crimes and misdemeanors," to use the constitutional standard.

From the beginning, the Bush-Cheney team's assumption of power was the product of questionable elections that probably should have been officially challenged -- perhaps even by a congressional investigation.

In a more fundamental sense, American democracy has been derailed throughout the Bush-Cheney regime. The dominant commitment of the administration has been a murderous, illegal, nonsensical war against Iraq. That irresponsible venture has killed almost 4,000 Americans, left many times that number mentally or physically crippled, claimed the lives of an estimated 600,000 Iraqis (according to a careful October 2006 study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and laid waste their country. The financial cost to the United States is now $250 million a day and is expected to exceed a total of $1 trillion, most of which we have borrowed from the Chinese and others as our national debt has now climbed above $9 trillion -- by far the highest in our national history.

The above is from an opinions column by George S. McGovern. Those of you who are not familiar with George McGovern of S. Dakota, he served two terms in the House of Representatives; he spoke out against the war in Vietnam, and -- unlike Bush and Cheney who avoided Vietnam -- McGovern flew 35 missions in World War II. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the presidential election of 1972. He lost to Richard Nixon in a landslide. Richard Nixon was forced to leave the presidency in disgrace but that is another story.
It is unlikely that Bush and Cheney will face impeachment proceedings because majority of our elected representatives lack courage and honesty needed to face this issue.

Not a citizen 1972, I could not vote for George McGovern, but I contributed to his campaign. The fact that he received more votes than Nixon in San Francisco County made me feel good.

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