Wednesday, April 25, 2007



Indicted money launderer and Jack Abramoff conspirator, Tom DeLay is screaming that the Democrats are "close to treason" and the GOP hate machine is making an all-out push to smear Harry Reid as a "defeatist" for saying what between 60 and 70% of Americans say-- that the Iraq war is lost if we just keep following Bush's disastrous agenda. And, between running from doctor to doctor today, Cheney popped into Congress to spray his own personal vitriol all over the American political dialogue and slime the Senate Democratic leader.

Is it time to take a garden hoe or rake and chop off the head of the snake? Dennis Kucinich thinks there's a constitutional way to do so. He's introduced H. Res 333 articles of impeachment against Cheney, a great start. He's seeking to charge Cheney on 3 big counts:
* Manipulating intelligence to fabricate a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction
* Manipulating intelligence to fabricate a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda
* Openly threatening aggression against Iran absent any real threat to the United States

I spoke with Nancy Pelosi on the phone for a long time today and she went on a bit about why it would be a waste of time and energy to impeach Bush. I know she's right in many ways. But I don't agree with her. Leaving Bush in office-- not even trying to remove him, is a stain on the soul of our nation. It's time. We're well beyond a Senate no confidence vote in Gonzales. The time for symbolic gestures is past.

This morning's NY Times covered Kucinich's news conference. "
The event was originally planned for noon, but Kucinich initially postponed it based on news reports Cheney was undergoing emergency medical treatment for a chronic blood clot condition in his leg. When subsequent news reports indicated the tests were more routine, Kucinich rescheduled the event... Speaking at the news conference, Kucinich said he was pursuing impeachment of Cheney, and not Bush, for practical reasons. 'It’s significant and responsible to start in this way, because if the same charges would relate to the president as relate to the vice president, you would then have to go through the constitutional agony of impeaching two presidents consecutively,' he said."

The resolution concludes like this:
In all this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as vice president, and subversive to constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States . . . [and] by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

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At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every single thing Cheney told us about Iraq - EVERY SINGLE THING - was not merely wrong, but the exact opposite of the truth.

For the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would listen to a single word he says.

The only explanation I can come up with is that he continues to have the support of our lying corporate media.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Milt Shook said...

The House of Cards is finally coming down. I don't expect a whole lot to come of this particular impeachment article itself, but this will force them to look more closely at things.

Add to that the breaking news that Monica Goodling was given immunity, meaning that she has to talk, and we're starting to see a pattern.

These assholes could go down, after all. And even if they don't, the current incarnation of the republican party is done...

At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is not worth impeaching, certainly not if it would make Cheney Prez.
Kucinich looks better all the time.

Bush goes down as a terrible mistake of a president, the worst in history.
But wasn't he a good fundraiser?

At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What were Nancy Pelosi reasons?
the decisions of this president had a profound effect not just on americans but on all peoples who think and feel. America will never again be regarded as anything other than a thirld world coutry with a bomb if they don't clean up the mess in such a way as to forever give pause to those who would darken the world with fascism.
Most people think Pelosi is owned by AIPAC. Now is her chance to prove she isn't

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Maya's Granny said...

I have always respected Dennis Kucinich. The only way to do this is to eliminate Cheney first.

I believe that Speaker Pelosi hesitates to impeach because there are enough Bushies in the Senate to make conviction impossible. But, we have to declare to the world that we do not hold with what these men are doing.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Psychomikeo said...

Impeachment will help "We The People" heal & maybe just maybe start to feel that it is a government of the people. I think Hot Karl has something on Nancy.


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