Saturday, November 18, 2006

Impeachment is Just

During the Vietnam war, the Congress of the United States in 1973 passed a resolution known as the War Powers Resolution that states that the President of the United States cannot engage the Armed Forces of the Unites States in hostilities for more than 90 days without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, and further states that at any time that United States Armed Forces are engaged in hostilities outside the territory of the United States without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, such forces shall be removed by the President if the Congress so directs by concurrent resolution. 50 U.S.C., Sec. 1544(b), (c). (source: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/uraniumimpeach.pdf )

If Congress fails to open investigations into Bush administration actions, they will be giving a green light to any future president to again violate the Constitution. This is not a partisan request. I would feel the same regardless of the Clinton experience. Congress has a responsibility to their Oath of Office to 1) restore some respect to their branch of government and 2) restore justice to the behavior of the executive.

The world is NOT safer because the USA attacked Iraq. We were lied to about the WMD's, the connection of Hussein with al Qaeda, and the extent of secret wiretapping. George Bush has stood by or directed the illegal use of depleted-uranium weapons and transporting terrorist suspects to countries that practice torture. The list goes on. When asked why we’re in Iraq, you can answer “because Bush lied”.

The president has not been a "Uniter" but a divider, especially in our country. Let us unite by demanding the justice we all believe in.

If the Democratic Congress fails to press for hearings, they will prove themselves irrelevant. Americans didn’t sweep Republicans out of office because they liked Democrats; we just wanted to kick some of the bums out. The political balance will swing the other way if the corrupt politicians are not brought to account. This is the Democrat’s crucial opportunity; I hope they don’t fail the nation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Impeachment is the most stupid idea I have heard. Whey will people understand we are in this thing and together we need to find a way out that is best for America. Kicking out Bush will do nothing except show our enmies disunity and internal power strugle which simply shows how weak we are.
I have seen not one democrat stand up and back this counrty in this conflict. We are all hare , the congress voted on this stuff and now when it does not go right you run like girls and you want to punt someone who was given bad info by the bureaucrats your folks probably put into offices . Are you really that stupid!