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Kucinich Moves to Impeach Bush

Posted by terres on June 11, 2008

US Congressman Moves to Impeach Bush

By Belfast Telegraph

10/06/08 “Belfast Telegraph” – Former Democratic presidential contender, Dennis Kucinich, has called for the impeachment of George W Bush claiming that the president set out to deceive the nation, and violated his oath of office with the Iraq war.


Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich called for the impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush for launching the war of aggression against Iraq.

The Ohio representative yesterday introduced 35 articles of impeachment against Bush on the floor of the US House of Representatives.

Kucinich unveiled a list of alleged illegal and improper acts by Bush, including war crimes.

He accused Bush executing a “calculated and wide-ranging strategy” to deceive citizens and Congress into believing that Iraq posed an imminent threat to the United States.

He went on to say that Bush and Cheney lied to Congress and the American public about the reasons for invading Iraq in 2003 and abused their offices in order to conduct the “War on Terror” following the 9/11 attacks.

“Bush misled the American people and members of Congress to believe Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction so as to manufacture a false case for war. President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office,” Kucinich said.

He has already introduced a similar impeachment resolution against Vice President Cheney.

Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com, said: “We’ve waited seven years to find one Member of Congress brave enough to stand up for our Constitution, for which generations of Americans have fought and died.

“We are thrilled and honored that Dennis Kucinich has chosen to be that one genuine patriot.

“We congratulate him on his historic leadership, and pledge to do everything in our power to persuade Congress to adopt all 35 Articles and put George W Bush on trial before the Senate of the United States, exactly as the Founding Fathers wanted.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that there will be no consideration of impeachment proceedings against Bush and said the idea was “off the table.”

Kucinich’s case: the 35 points

Article I –  Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq

Article II –  Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression

Article III  –  Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War

Article IV  –  Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States

Article V  –  Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression

Article VI  –  Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114

Article VII  –  Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

Article VIII  –  Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter

Article IX  –  Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor

Article X  –  Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes

Article XI  –  Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq

Article XII  –  Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation’s Natural Resources

Article XIIII  –  Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries

Article XIV  –  Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency

Article XV  –  Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq

Article XVI  –  Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors

Article XVII  –  Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives

Article XVIII  –  Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy

Article XIX  –  Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to ” Black Sites” Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture

Article XX  –  Imprisoning Children

Article XXI  –  Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government

Article XXII  –  Creating Secret Laws

Article XXIII  –  Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act

Article XXIV  –  Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment

Article XXV  –  Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens

Article XXVI  –  Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements

Article XXVII  –  Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply

Article XXVIII  –  Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice

Article XXIX  –  Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Article XXX  –  Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare

Article XXXI  –  Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency

Article XXXII  –  Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change

Article XXXIII  –  Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

Article XXXIV  –  Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001

Article XXXV  –  Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders

© Independent News & Media (NI)

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4 Responses to “Kucinich Moves to Impeach Bush”

  1. PatriotAct said

    Sentiment will not bring about impeachment; only an indictment with the most horrible crimes that shock and awe America will bring this administration down. Impeachment is the great American Shakespearean drama, and America is only in a position to play this drama out on T.V.. So let’s play ball.

    An indictment that grabs the attention of Americans and grabs the short hairs of Congress is the only indictment that will not be ignored.

    Kucinich is being ignored.

    Americans would be absolutely fascinated and entertained by the trial of bush and cheney using articles of impeachment based solely upon felony violations of the USA Patriot Act. Imagine the wealth of FOX television consultant contractors hired to pontificate on USA Patriot Act theory, imagine the ratings. Imagine the discovery powers a Judge would have under the USA Patriot Act, imagine. bush imagined, and look what it got him. It is your law and it is the only law that will terminate this un-American administration. bush and his gang are literally pressing the Adz into your trembling hands, daring you, teasing you, playing you.

    Tens of millions of dollars have been spent by the ‘media’ at large in conjunction with government propaganda offices to sell the war and the USA Patriot Act to Americans. This law shines, radiates an energy that when cast upon the accused paints them instantly and forever as horribly and terribly un-American. This is a directed political weapon and it must be focused on those who have committed felony violations of the USA Patriot Act. The USA Patriot Act is a new political weapon and the people must coop the strategy of Misaprion of a Felony within the scope of the felony provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

    It would have been a huge news story if Kucinich charged bush and cheney with felony violation of the USA Patriot Act; I mean that would be HUGE. bush and cheney would be absolutely terrified, stammering their responses through the limbags. Blogs would fume, tongues would lather, ivory towers would crash down and the dust would cover all of the media with a conspiratorial cloak stinking of un-Americanism. Yes, I ‘ism’ and ‘eason them in the same breath. The soldier who wins the war walks off to battle merrily for he knows he will return the same.

    When the roaches scurry, they leave tracks, and of course that’s all part of the hard-hitting prosecutorial strategy of using the USA Patriot Act to defend this nation from terrorism and those that aid and abet terrorism by disseminating false information on terrorism, a serious and egregious felony violation of the USA Patriot Act.

    If Kucinich would have simply indicted bush with articles that were fortified with the prosecutorial tools and discovery tools included within the felony provisions of the USA Patriot Act he would have effectively tarred and feathered bush. bush’s lawyers could then only attack the USA Patriot Act itself in order to destroy its power in the courts. America loves irony, a wild story, gotta love da’ juice baby. The vast majority has no interest in the Constitution or the law, unless it’s some hot babe on a police show poining a gun at a dude and shooting him. Ratings talk.

    Kucinich has no ratings.

    If you are going to bring down a warring tyrant then you will have to throw him to some very real lions. The lions in the USA Patriot Act make Kucinich’s application of old, tired laws, (that are being ignored also), a real disappointment. Kucinich needs some help with his presentation. He puts everybody to sleep.

    – WAKE UP AMERICA ! –

    Do you really want to drool yourself to sleep over 4 hours of droning old law stuff that has failed so often already, or do you want to see bush accused of un-American and illegal activities, felony violations of the USA Patriot Act … or does everybody want to pretend the USA Patriot Act like, doesn’t exist? New, new and improved impeachment brought to you by the felony prosecutorial provisions of the USA Patriot Act. How long would it take them to talk if their cellmate was in a secret prison in Egypt?

    Whatever … right?

    Prosecuting by making use of the felony provisions within the USA Patriot Act will bring bush down like a chain saw clears brush. The lawyers will be forced to attack the USA Patriot Act law and its extensions, they will have to attack the theory of the USA Patriot Act and dismember and destroy the USA Patriot Act and associated legislation in order to save their hides.

    And they would be branded as un-American for all time. They would hold up their executive orders signed by bush to shield him from the very laws he made to keep you in check, and then you would start to connect the dots. Then you would connect the dots.

    It really is in plain sight.

    Focus on real felonies, not emotional or bandwagon appeals and you will get your man.

    The glittering generalities of crime, banging on pots and pans will not indict or impeach. Congress is complicit in all of this, and some of them must also be charged with felony violation of the USA Patriot Act.

    Terrify them, please; they have terrified you with it all. Fight back with felony prosecution using the felony provisions of the USA Patriot Act and its extended legislations.

  2. terres said

    The following excerpts are from an interview between Kucinich and Dennis Bernstein: [Source: http://consortiumblog.com/%5D

    Bernstein: Let’s cut to the quick and tell us what you see as being at the core of your call to impeach the President and the Vice President.

    Kucinich: An attempt to destroy constitutional governance by violating numerous constitutional provisions, U.S. code and international law, taking us into a war based on lies, making a false case for the war, saying falsely that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, that it had the intention of attacking the United States, that there was a readiness to imminently attack, pursuing policies of torture, illegal detention, wiretapping, spying, rendition. I mean, there’s…you know these articles…

    Bernstein
    : When you say rendition, you are talking about kidnapping…

    Kucinich: Right. Kidnapping someone against their will, moving them to another country, where they’re tortured. … If you read the articles, you will see that a pattern has been laid out that gives plenty of information to the Judiciary Committee and gives rise to not just hearings, but I think we have provided enough evidence to lay the basis for the impeachment. …

    I think that this resolution is seen as an opportunity for a re-establishment of the imbalance of power which has happened over the last six years in this country since 9-11, where the President, through deception, has seized enormous amounts of power and has diminished the role of the legislative branch through deception. This gives Congress an opportunity to re-establish itself as a co-equal branch of government, providing an effective check and balance to executive abuse of power. This is what the founders anticipated in putting in the Constitution, in seven different places, the impeachment power and in making the House the sole guardian of that power. And so this is really an attempt to re-establish democratic governance, have the principle of accountability and the rule of law made central again to our public affairs and to take America, return America to a condition of true democracy.

    More Excerpts at http://consortiumblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/kucinich-comments-on-impeachment.html

  3. Andy said

    So how do we encourage people to push this forward. Lots of people believe that Bush is a criminal; that’s not enough.

  4. terres said

    Andy – Vincent Bugliosi says: “With the literally hundreds of prosecutors out there and the powerful evidence of guilt I’ve set out, it’s hard to believe there’s not at least one prosecutor, maybe more, courageous enough to say this is America, and in America no man is above the law.”
    http://mobile.thenation.com/docmobile.mhtml?i=20080707&s=story

    Links to Bugliosi site and his interview promoting his book are posted at
    https://rtsf.wordpress.com/2008/06/14/prosecute-george-w-bush-for-mass-murder/

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