Impeach

"If you, my fellow Americans, will not demand the impeachment of the worst president in American history, a man who is a traitor to our Constitution, an instigator of unjust wars, a destroyer of worlds, a strutting global tyrant, and a threat to the very survival of human life on this planet, who will you impeach?" (continued)

Just when they thought they were almost in the clear, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers now says that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney committed impeachment-worthy offenses of which must be thoroughly investigated even after the two men leave office as a means of reaffirming U.S. constitutional principles. “The Bush Administration’s approach to power is, at its core, little more than a restatement of Mr. Nixon’s famous rationalization of presidential misdeeds:  ‘When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal,’” Conyers said in a foreword to a 487-page report entitled "Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush."   (1/15/2009)

There will be no Constitution if the President is allowed to become a strong-man dictator. Even though the Bush administration is out of office, impeachment is still a requirement.  

Senator Leahy's recommendation: (video about 6 minutes)

 

Elizabeth De La Vega on Articles of Impeachment

Articles of Impeachment sent to Judiciary Committee (pdf file)

Massachusetts Law school to Plan Bush War Crimes Prosecution (September 13-14, 2008) Further information Jeff Demers at demers@msl.edu   978) 681-0800; or Sherwood Ross, media consultant to MSL, at sherwoodr1@yahoo.com

NH Passes Impeachment Resolution (6/2008)

Bush Crimes Commission (DVD)

McGovern says impeach them both (01/08/2008)

Congressman Wexler wants impeachment hearings

Former Senator Mike Gravel Calls for Independent 9/11 Investigation and Prosecution of President [sic] Bush and Vice President [sic] Cheney (Democracy Now!) 17 Jun 2008 The former Democratic senator from Alaska discusses his presidential campaign, his role in the releasing of the Pentagon Papers and his support for NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, a grassroots group seeking to place an initiative on the ballot of the November 6th general election allowing registered New York City voters to create a new commission to investigate 9/11.

Cheney

Congressman Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment for Dick Cheney. 

Why Cheney should be impeached first.

Congressman Kucinich introduces Impeachment for Cheney (video).

Impeach Cheney video (Robert Greenwald)

Impeach Cheney video.

Condi


Olbermann video. See this also:

Cheney urges war on Iran.

Interview with Seymour Hersch

'Leaked' Red Cross report catalogs Bush Admin war-crimes.

Has Bush has violated the law ?

  • twisted intelligence to create a pretext for war in Iraq.
  • wiretapped Americans disregarding the FISA Act
  • Committed human rights abuses including 'extraordinary renditions', torture, and killings of prisoners.
  • Revealed the identity of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame
  • provoked two pre-emptive wars based on misleading information.
  • Subverted the Constitution by promoting the doctrine of the "unitary" Presidency.
  • Ignored laws passed by the Congress by signing statements.
  • rigged elections

Ten Reasons to Impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney

I ask Congress to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the following reasons:

1. Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal "War of Aggression" against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the public, misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional authorization, and subjecting our military personnel to unnecessary harm, debilitating injuries, and deaths.

2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.

4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.

5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.

6. Violating the Constitution by using "signing statements" to defy hundreds of laws passed by Congress.

7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD proliferation for political retribution.

9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing Presidential power by asserting a "Unitary Executive Theory" giving unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.

10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.

From Democrats.com

History Will Not Absolve Us

By Nat Hentoff

Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18280.htm

Former Reagan aide says Congress must start impeachment inquiry

A constitutional lawyer who served in Ronald Reagan's administration says President Bush's "apparently criminal" authorization of a warrantless wiretapping program is grounds for the House to begin an impeachment inquiry. (Continued.)


View from a Catholic website.

John Conyers (D., Mich.) released a staggering report with the hard evidence of crimes and abuses committed by President Bush and his administration (breaking 26 specific laws). This report, "The Constitution in Crisis," should provide the raw material for numerous news reports and point reporters toward fertile ground for additional investigations. Have a look at http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/constitutionincrisis

Francis Boyle: "The Athenians lost their Democracy. The Romans lost their Republic. And if we Americans did not act now we could lose our Republic! The United States of America is not immune to the laws of history!"

(See Chalmers Johnson's book "Nemesis" on this.)

Scooter Libby's sentence commuted.

See this also: http://www.cjr.org/issues/2006/5/Umansky.asp

Thoughtful persons inside and out of Congress have called for Bush II’s impeachment. Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper’s Magazine, observed: “We have before us in the White House a thief who steals the country’s good name and reputation for his private interest and personal use, a liar who seeks to instill in the American people a state of fear, a televangelist who engages the United States in a never-ending crusade against all the world’s evils, a wastrel who squanders a vast sum of the nation’s wealth on what turns out to be a recruiting drive certain to multiply the host of our enemies. In a word, a criminal—known to be armed and shown to be dangerous.” Lapham said, “I don’t know why we would run the risk in not impeaching the man.”

Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) reminded us that Bush II is not king, and that he would sign a bill of impeachment if he had a chance. John Dean, who had hands-on personal experience with impeachable offenses during the Nixon administration, said that “Bush is the first president to admit to an impeachable offense,” referring to Bush’s admission that he ordered the bugging of citizens without a warrant, and John Conyers Jr. (D., Mich.) has introduced a bill to investigate the administration for possible impeachment.
From Gerry Spence's book: Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power

Videos ...

The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush from Office” by Barbara Olshansky and David Lindorff, hour one of two hour public forum, New Haven,  6/ 24/ 2006.


The Case for Impeachment: the legal argument for removing President George W. Bush from office,” a public forum discussing the book of the same name conducted by the authors Barbara Olshansky and David Lindorff.  New Haven, Connecticut, June 24, 2006, one hour.

Other Links:

IndictBushNow.org-

impeach07.org

Serendipity (extensive links.)

Biggest falsehoods of 2006.

Mainstream media doesn't talk about it.

afterdowningstreet.org see their resources for a list of additional books urging and justifying impeachment.

White House smoking gun

9/11 as an Issue for Impeachment

The evil is in our government.

Enough Evidence to Impeach and Imprison Bush & Co right now

Impeach Bush

Bush on Torture Echoes Charles I on Arbitrary Imprisonment.

Bush on trial for crimes against humanity.

Links (many of them.)

censurebush.org

Harper's Magazine makes the case for impeachment.

Ralph Nader's comments.

Fair on CNN

Fair on Impeachment

A flyer with some of the evidence

Oil-for-Food and other Bush family business

NRDC The Bush Record on the Environment

Bush Watch

afterdowningstreet.org

Want the US to remain a constitutional democracy ?

ImpeachBush.org

impeachcheney.org

ImpeachNow.org

Impeach for Change

Center for Peace Studies Videos Lectures by Francis Boyle.  

Congressional District Impeachment Committees

Nancy calls for impeachment (video)

Taking Back the Republic: Gore Vidal's take. (6/11/2008)

Impeachment Hearing Room

Bibliography

Impeachment of George W. Bush by Elizabeth Holtzman with Cynthia L. Cooper.

US v Bush: Elizabeth de la Vega

Articles of Impeachment (the book)

Genius of Impeachment: John Nichols.

Conyer's report on the Constitution in crisis

Impeach the President: Dennis Loo & Peter Phillips

Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder: Vincent Bugliosi

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