Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why Won't The US Impeach Bush & Cheney?

I am totally amazed at how far The United States Of America has travelled, from beacon of democracy and freedom to a virtual dictatorship which is seen by the majority of the outside world as the biggest threat to global peace at this time. Up until a while ago, the nations people could be forgiven for their inaction. Many said that the electorate were simply stunned, being caught wrong-footed by a manipulative and sly leadership. But that time has long passed and anyone who sits and watches as an illegal war is waged, as US citizens are spied upon, as elections are rigged, as the nations judiciary is gagged, as torture and kidnapping are sanctioned as matters of policy, as the threat of terror is used on its own people as a means to get them to give up their rights, anyone who sits by and does nothing is complicit.

So in case anyone is still unsure, success on impeachment is virtually guaranteed on ANY of the following charges:

Bush and Cheney's lies about Iraqi ties to al Qaeda are on videotape and in writing, and Bush and Cheney continue to make them to this day. There was no al Qaeda in Iraq until the invasion.

Their claims about Iraqi weapons have been shown in every detail to have been, not mistakes, but lies.

Their threats to Iran are on videotape.

Bush being warned about Katrina and claiming he was not are on videotape.

Bush lying about illegal spying and later confessing to it are on videotape. A federal court has ruled that spying to be a felony.

The Supreme Court has ruled Bush and Cheney's system of detentions unconstitutional.

Torture, openly advocated for by Bush and Cheney and their staffs, is documented by victims, witnesses, and public photographs. Torture was always illegal and has been repeatedly recriminalized under Bush and Cheney. Bush has reversed laws with signing statements.

Those statements are posted on the White House website, and a GAO report found that with 30 percent of Bush's signing statements in which he announces his right to break laws, he has in fact proceeded to break those laws.

So any time you guys want to do the right thing and prove to the world that you are the great, strong nation that your reputation suggests, please go ahead. We can't do it for you. The rest of the world is waiting.

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