how to impeach bush cheney and not spill your gin and tonic

Posted by on Jul 14, 2007 in conservative, GWOT, impeachment, Iraq war, politics, terrorism | 1 comment

  • The sad irony is: If the US government were actually run like a real business, a Conservative goal, then Bush and Cheney would have been fired a long time ago. But, this isn’t the case. More of an ideological problem, and an emotional one, than one based in any type of reality. The Carpetbagger goes deep, while Gavin at Sadly No! puts this into proper perspective, cause if we don’t laugh we’ll scream.
  • Conservative icon Bill O’Reilly has been brainwashed by the “defeatists”. They attack while you sleep, sometimes in tandem with the Gayoids and the Ayrabs and Darkies from Below the Border. If they can get to Bill, they can get to YOU!
  • Impeachment is the topic on hand in tonights Bill Moyers Journal. Some good background here. A highlight of some of the Impeachable offenses committed by Cheney:

    – Asserted Presidential power to create military commissions, which combine the functions of judge, jury, and prosecutor in the trial of war crimes.

    – Claimed authority to detain American citizens as enemy combatants indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay on the President’s say-so alone.

    – Initiated kidnappings, secret detentions, and torture in Eastern European prisons of suspected international terrorists.

    – Championed a Presidential power to torture in contravention of federal statutes and treaties.

    – Engineered the National Security Agency’s warrantless domestic surveillance program targeting American citizens on American soil in contravention of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

    – Orchestrated the invocation of executive privilege to conceal from Congress secret spying programs to gather foreign intelligence, and their legal justifications.

    – Summoned the privilege to refuse to disclose his consulting of business executives in conjunction with his Energy Task Force.

    – Retaliated against Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame, through chief of staff Scooter Libby, for questioning the administration’s evidence of weapons of mass destruction as justification for invading Iraq. (Read Fein’s SLATE article)

  • In all honesty, I’m not a fan of the conspiracy theories that the Cheney Administration orchestrated 9/11. At best, I’d say it was incompetence, at worst, they allowed it to happen and gave it a nudge. So, when a former speech writer for the boy president comes out and hints of the latter, it makes sense. The manner in which the Conservatives took advantage of 9/11 and politicized it from the first days after is undeniable and a matter of history. Within weeks, anyone who opposed anything the Cheney Administration put forward was branded as a traitor by the administration, and their footlockers in the press and in Congress. And, as the presidents political capital falls deeper into the mire, so does the power that he wielded upon “loyalists” who did his bidding. It’s all unraveling as we always knew it would.
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