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
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