Friday, September 1, 2006

Impeachment

This is the day to say "Impeach" in the blogs.
So, I'm saying it.
Impeach Bush and Cheney, too.
They have violated their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
They have forgotten that there are three separate and equal branches of government (executive, legislative, and judiciary). They want imperial power.
There is no excuse for this war in Iraq. Every explanation that Bush has given for the war has turned out to be a lie. We've had numerous lies, including:
The Phantom Weapons of Mass Destruction
Regime Change
Bring Democracy to Iraq
A Connection Between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 Plot
What other lie is Bush going to tell to justify the loss of 2,639 US military, the loss of anywhere from 41,041 to 45,613 Iraqi civilians, the loss of 130 coalition forces, and who knows how many Iraqi military? What does he say to the 19,890 or more American troops who were wounded in this war? Oh, wait, it's not a war. Congress never declared war. Also, how can it be a war? Bush announced "Mission Accomplished" as he enjoyed a photo op on an aircraft carrier back in May 2003. Since his photo op, 2,502 American troops have been killed. Who knows how many Iraqis have been killed. The numbers are in the thousands.
If you don't believe me, take a look at these websites:
http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/
http://www.iraqbodycount.net/
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182
This last one will give you a running total of the cost of this war. It's a budget buster. Even if we managed to steal all of Iraq's oil, we might not break even.
The war doesn't show any sign of ending. It is Bush's neverending war.
How else has the Bush regime shown disregard for the Constitution?
Well, there is the Warrantless wiretapping program. A federal judge said that it is unconstitutional. That failed to impress Bush.
Obviously, he has forgotten his oath of office.
Then there are the "Free Speech Zones."
For more information about this, take a look at these articles:
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20040816/hightower
http://www.amconmag.com/2003/12_15_03/feature.html
Bush has apparently forgotten about the first amendment, too. The entire country is a free speech zone. That includes free speech for critics of his policies, in places where he can see them and hear them.
I haven't even mentioned Guantanamo. Lots of violations occur there, including of the Geneva Accords. It's a violation of a host of international law.
Violating international treaties, as Bush has done repeatedly, is a violation of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution: In section 2, it says "This Constitition, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land: and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any thing in the Constitution of Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."
Bush has shown that he is not worthy of being president. He humiliates Americans when he says offensive things, such as "Islamic Fascist."
He violates his oath of office repeatedly.
It's time for him and his administration to go.
Impeach Bush and Cheney.

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