It doesn’t matter what your issue of importance is; to humanity or the environment it is not going anywhere under the neoconservative regime.
Impeachment is a necessary exercise for our democratic republic at this time. Whether the Republicans in the Senate want to support our nation or not should bare no consequence on the House doing the right thing. It is imperative for our representatives in the People’s House to support the Constitution and its Bill of Rights. To do nothing would be, by Congressional silence, an affirmation of the presidents’ position on all the wrong doing he and his administration have conspired against the laws and values of our nation. The president and the Republican congresses he possessed will go down in history as the worst ever. The Democrats will follow suit if by their inaction they go down as affirming, for future presidents, administrative branch excesses.
There is a long list of administration crimes against the people of the United States. If this president and his vice president have not committed crimes of high enough level to warrant impeachment is it possible for impeachment to ever be used except for an occasion of sexual misconduct?
Bush led America into believing that we were under an imminent threat of attack from Iraq. That mushroom clouds would appear on our shores if we did not move quick enough. Of course this was all lies. Because of these lies they rushed the troops into battle without the proper equipment or personnel. The ball got rolling, on the horror which is modern Iraq, the moment the first bombs of ‘shock and awe’ were dropped. It was a failure from the beginning. This was a huge military blunder that needlessly cause our troops to spill their blood on Mesopotamian sand. Their PNAC (http://newamericancentury.org/index.html) desire for empire produced thousands dead, thousands more injured, billions stolen, a broken and destabilized Iraq and created themselves into the best recruiting tool the fundamentalists Islamic extremists have ever had.
All Souls' Day - Teresa Healy
All the millions who were against this war knew these events would happen and they were ignored and called un-American traitors. They continue to be right while the administration and their neoconservative cohorts continue to be disastrously wrong.
Iraq is a drain on our resources, both military and financial. That is what Al Qaeda finds joy in. The Bushies played directly into their hands when the war on terror was stolen for Neocon goals in Iraq. As a consequence Al Qaeda has grown in strength, membership, and territory. This is what has left our national interests vulnerable both at home and abroad.
The whole administration is guilty of treasonous type activity and likely war crimes for invading a country on false pretenses, intentionally using illegal and inappropriate weapons around civilian populations and misrepresenting our reasons for being there to the American public and the world.
Lives in the Balance From Jackson Browne
The Bushies are now doing the same thing with Iran. This administration has lost all credibility on foreign policy especially when they are gearing up for war. They manufactured evidence to mislead Congress and the American people into a war with Iraq. They appear, macho tough talk included, to be doing the exact same thing with Iran.
The ‘declare success then cut and run’ tactic employed by the Bush administration in Afghanistan so we could engage in their dirty little occupation in Iraq has left this area of the globe much more unstable. And we're left coddling another human rights violating dictator for short term gain hoping he will do for us what we should have done ourselves. Every time we cuddle up to a dictator it comes back to bite us in the rear.
Pervez Musharraf is just the latest example of ‘our dictator in the pocket’, at least until it all falls apart. Human Rights in Pakistan are horrendous, they have weapons of ‘mass destruction’, those who would attack us are educated, harbored and trained within their borders, and bin Laden is protected there.So we are stuck with a dictator with the Bomb, pointed at India, facing a Taliban-like insurgency that will have the Bomb, pointed at whomever, if they launch a successful coup.
Other events have highlighted the necessity for impeachment of both Bush and Cheney.
The unconstitutional stance on Habeas Corpus; from the mouth of an infamous former Attorney General, "…the Constitution doesn't say that every individual in the United States or every citizen has or is assured the right of habeas corpus. It doesn't say that. It simply says that the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended."
Posse comitatus has been damaged considerably by the 109th Congress by sneaking in a provision for the president to be able to use the military as a police force. Military troops may now be used as a domestic police force for terrorist attacks, natural disasters, epidemics or 'any other condition'.
Bush's Posse Roundup
By James Bovard, December 10, 2004
Bush eyes bigger military role in disasters
White House says debate raises 'a lot of issues to address'
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
HUGE! Bush Guts Posse Comitatus, Grabs National Guard!
by Major Danby Wed Oct 18, 2006
Besides the hurt to the nation and the Wilson’s, people paid with their lives from having an undercover CIA operation exposed. This was surely treason committed in an effort to stifle Bush administration critics. It’s about the lies that led to a bogus war in Iraq leading to thousands of deaths and injuries both theirs and ours.
Valerie Plame Wilson--Patriot
Former Intelligence Officials Testify About Damage Caused by Outing of Covert CIA Agent
The whole story of the purging of US attorneys much of which still has to come to light.
Attorney Scandal Timeline
Fired U.S. Attorneys
A NATION AT WAR: RECONSTRUCTION;
Details Given On Contract Halliburton Was Awarded
By ELIZABETH BECKER
Published: April 11, 2003
Rep. Henry A. Waxman Ranking Minority Member Committee on Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives
December 9, 2004
Fact Sheet Halliburton's Iraq Contracts Now Worth over $10 Billion
The 10 Most Brazen War Profiteers
By Charlie Cray Sept 5, 2006
Halliburton has become synonymous with war profiteering, but there are lots of other greedy fingers in the pie. We name names on 10 of the worst.
Pentagon Inspector General Refuses To Probe KBR Rape Case»
Water Makes US Troops in Iraq Sick
The Associated Press Sunday 09 March 2008
illegal spying on Americans
NSA Spying on Americans Is Illegal
from Crooks and Liars...
Archive for the 'NSA Wiretapping' Category
Torture is Unacceptable!!!
Torture and the nation's soul
Abu Ghraib Torture (very upsetting)
When we became a nation that tortures we became less. It's a dark sinister turn that must be halted and made right. Great shame has been brought on our nation because of this hideous practice. Bush likes to make bellicose speeches about evil all over the world. Well torture is evil here and everywhere it's practiced and it must never be used for information or punishment or intimidation or for any of the other screwy reasons governments or 'freedom fighters' deploy it. Torture is a cowardly act of weakness. We need to draw away from this behavior; we need to educate ourselves to the damage caused by mistreatment of prisoners. Far more good can be gained for America by listening to those who value civility and human rights than by ignoring them. I fear we do so at our own peril.
Rendition: Tales of torture
The whole thing is extremely un-American. Confessions as the result of torture and ill-treatment make them completely invalid. We are also expected to take the word of only military accusers. No lawyers, press or human rights personnel are present. This is highly unconstitutional immoral and again it must be stressed a completely un-American exercise in shame with much more in likeness to the old Soviet Union, China, or any other authoritarian government.
Close Guantanamo and give those there the kind of justice of which our nation was once famous. This is a war crime and all those involved should be prosecuted all the way up to the head torturer in chief, George W. Bush, a traitor to ‘mom apple pie and the American way’.
Torture, Ill-Treatment, and US Foreign Policy
Torture is and always has been evil. Information gained is unreliable and dangerous to the well-being of our troops. We hanged people in Nuremberg for the practices we carry out today. Once we believe that torture is okay, that we're still pure and clean and good for having accepted it, we open ourselves up to many evil embraced horrors of our own making. We already believe in pre-emptive war and collateral damage without a conscience thought, for even a moment of the results of our actions. You people who have welcomed this filthy practice of torture have disgraced our flag, our ancestors' sacrifices and the dust of their bones.
Amnesty International USA: Outlawed trailer
Hiding those pesky little war crimes
Our president is very good at invoking God in connection with his wars and policies. Many on the religious right truly believe he has the ear of God and that God speaks to him and guides him. If this is true then God is a bumbling liar.
I don’t believe that He is.
22 "When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
President Bush is a uninformed figurehead doing the bidding of others while spreading the lies they struggle to teach him to enunciate. He's a terribly horrible president and if Bush is a prophet; he's a false one.
You sir are a bald face liar
Congressman Wexler is a Patriot. He stood on the floor of the House and spoke in support of Rep. Kucinich,s H. RES. 333 for the Impeachment of Vice President Cheney.
For video of the speech and other resources along with the opportunity to participate go to…
Text of letters to House members and Chairman Colleagues
Congressman Wexler urges support for Cheney Impeachment Hearings
Sadly so many good people who still tear up over 'God Bless America' have filled their lives with so many voluntary and involuntary distractions that they've allowed themselves to become easy prey for right-wing propagandists. That's why so many of us keep begging and screaming...
All these unconstitutional acts which amount to an attack on our cherished system of government are being done in the name of the Republican Party especially among the conservative wing. Republicans need to develop the courage to see the truth because these monsters are dragging the whole nation into disgrace.
Neil Young: Let's Impeach The President