Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Impeachment of George W. Bush

According to a Zogby poll conducted during the week of January 9-12, 2006, 52% of Americans currently support the impeachment of the president of the United States. 43% oppose the impeachment, with an impeachment margin of +9%. The original poll taken in June of 2005 showed 42% supported impeachment, so the “in favor” margin has grown by 10% while the “not in favor” margin has dropped by 7% and the net change for impeachment margin is +17%. The wording on the poll is as follows:
If it is found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war in Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment.
We know that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war in Iraq. Saddam Hussein was not a Clear And Present Danger to the United States of America or any of its allies (Israel could easily defend itself against any acts of possible aggression by the Hussein regime, as they proved with their daring strike on his nuclear facility on June 7th, 1981). Which, by the way, Iraq never, in the 22 years between the strike and the U.S. led invasion, was able to reconstitute.

Then we move to the point that Saddam had nothing (remember, absolutely nothing) to do with the 9/11 attack on the United States. Saddam and Osama bin Laden would be considered “enemies” by most, and logically so. Hussein was a secular leader in a Muslim nation, and bin Laden wanted nothing less than sectarian Muslim regimes in all Middle Eastern nations. Cheney was a near expert at insinuating that Saddam had something to do with the attacks, and the administration has done so well with the lie, that nearly 50% of our troops fighting in Iraq today believe that to be the truth. Wouldn’t you think that part of “supporting our troops” would be not to lie to them about their mission and the reasons for it?

Weapons of Mass Destruction!! “We don’t want the ‘smoking gun’ to be a mushroom cloud…” –Condoleezza Rice. Instead of questioning Dr. Rice on her misleading statements leading up to the invasion of Iraq, CNN instead does a three-part story on her fitness regimen. Now that’s hard hitting news.

It is way past time to take this administration to task for its behavior by introducing Articles of Impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. John Conyers has taken up the task in preparing H. Res. 635 (Select Committee on Impeachment). There are currently 29 co-sponsors of the Resolution. (You can see the current list here)

If your Representative is not on this list, contact them to urge them to co-sponsor this item. All 202 Democrats should be on board. Any that are not, should receive their walking papers in November of this year. Time to step up to the plate, or sit with the collective thumb up the ass while this administrations continues to go against what is in the best interest of the American people. America is waking up. We know what we want, and Bush is not it.

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