"Impeachment." There, we said it. July 10, 2007 2:23 PM
Tell Congress to impeach Cheney now.
weekend, the American Research Group asked 1,100 people a simple question:
“Do you favor or oppose the US House of Representatives beginning
impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney?” And 54% said
There are plenty of reasons not
to impeach the Vice President -- "it would be a diversion of energy",
"divisive", "would never succeed," etc. But those are tactical debates for
pundits. As citizens we have a more important responsibility.
You know that Mr. Cheney misled the American people and the Congress, and
twisted the nation's intelligence services, to get our nation into an unprovoked
Greenwald at BraveNew films has summarized the case against Mr. Cheney in a
3 1/2 minute video. It was already the most-viewed video on YouTube
last weekend -- watch it, and tell your friends about it, to keep this message
Impeachment is a serious matter.
We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this, and believe that now is the right
time to act. Articles
of Impeachment against Dick Cheney (H. Res. 333)2 have already been
drafted and submitted to the House Judiciary Committee. Now it’s up to Congress
to decide whether or not to move forward. The Articles of Impeachment laid out
in H. Res. 333 are as follows:
I. The Vice President of the United States, Richard
B. Cheney, has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the
citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi
weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the U.S. Armed Forces against
the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security
II. The Vice
President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, has purposely manipulated the
intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States
about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda in order to justify the
use of the U.S. Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to
our national security interests.
III. In his conduct while Vice President of the
United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to
faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the United States and, to the
best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the
United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
laws be faithfully executed, has openly threatened aggression against the
Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and done so with
the United State’s proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining
the national security of the United
We’re at an important moment in
American history. For if we don't take action in light of the ‘high crimes
and misdemeanors’ committed by Vice President Cheney, we might as well
throw the constitution away. That’s why now’s the time for
Congress to act and move forward with articles of impeachment against Vice
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"Impeachment." is on some agendas July 11, 2007 3:36 PM
I know that "only" 54 % of the people in the survey felt that Cheney should be impeached, and that Bush has ignored up to 72% in vetoing the stem cell funding -- twice -- but isn't it time for those of us paying attention to force the cards to be played?
I'm tired of the excuse that we'll drag the country through a bad time if we begin impeachment proceedings. Hasn't Bush, and shadow president Cheney already done that, and worse, since 2001?
If Ms. Pelosi continues to insist that impeachment is "off the table", when the majority of the people in the USA say Cheney should be impeached, perhaps she needs a wake-up call as well.
Oh, and if Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and every other guilty member of their administration can be dragged before an international war crimes tribunal for their heinous actions, let it happen! It is the very least they deserve for the killing and maiming of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Americans in the war they started using lies.