Impeachment

Bomb Iran? What's to Stop Us? By Ray McGovern June 19, 2008

Bomb Iran? What's to Stop Us?

By Ray McGovern - June 19, 2008

It’s crazy, but it’s coming soon – from the same folks who brought us Iraq.

Unlike the attack on Iraq five years ago, to deal with Iran there need be no massing of troops. And, with the propaganda buildup already well under way, there need be little, if any, forewarning before shock and awe and pox – in the form of air and missile attacks – begin.

This time it will be largely the Air Force’s show, punctuated by missile and air strikes by the Navy. Israeli-American agreement has now been reached at the highest level; the armed forces planners, plotters and pilots are working out the details.

Emerging from a 90-minute White House meeting with President George W. Bush on June 4, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the two leaders were of one mind:

LAW SCHOOL TO ORGANIZE BUSH WAR CRIMES TRIAL

""We must try to hold Bush administration leaders accountable in courts of justice," Velvel said. "And we must insist on appropriate punishments, including, if guilt is found, the hangings visited upon top German and Japanese war-criminals in the 1940s."

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/34171

LAW SCHOOL TO ORGANIZE BUSH WAR CRIMES TRIAL

By Sherwood Ross

A conference to plan the prosecution of President Bush and other high administration officials for war crimes will be held September 13-14 at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover .

"This is not intended to be a mere discussion of violations of law that have occurred," said convener Lawrence Velvel, dean and cofounder of the school. "It is, rather, intended to be a planning conference at which plans will be laid and necessary organizational structures set up, to pursue the guilty as long as necessary and, if need be, to the ends of the Earth."

"We must try to hold Bush administration leaders accountable in courts of justice," Velvel said. "And we must insist on appropriate punishments, including, if guilt is found, the hangings visited upon top German and Japanese war-criminals in the 1940s."

I Thought We Didn't Negotiate With Terrorists

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-thought-we-didnt-negotiate-with.html

Yesterday, in response to an essay arguing for impeachment, I got the following comment:

"If anything, the start of impeachment proceedings might force Bush to start the war against Iran early or cause him to bring about the false flag attack you mention. What better way to show the country how the Democrats engage in devisive partisan politics than to have them impeach him while the country is at war. Bush could also use the threat of impeachment as a pretext for declaring martial law and sweeping aside all opposition. It's better to just let Bush leave office quietly than to risk the horrors that he could unleash on us before then."

What is he talking about?

Is It "Too Late To Impeach"?

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/is-it-too-late-to-impeach.html

Most Americans know that Bush, Cheney and the boys have committed impeachable offenses.

But they assume it is "too late to impeach" them.

Are they right?

Well, in 1876, Secretary of War General William Belknap (who served in the administration of Pres. Ulysses Grant), accused of accepting a bribe, resigned just hours before the House was scheduled to consider articles of impeachment. The House went ahead and unanimously impeached him, and by a vote of 37-29 the Senate rejected the argument that Belknap’s resignation should abort the case.

Indeed, numerous constitutional experts have stated that Bush and Cheney can be impeached even after they are out of office (see this, for example).

If articles of impeachment can be introduced even after Bush and Cheney are out of office, it is obviously not too late to introduce them now, while they are still in office.

What Good Would It Do?

Fax Congress and Demand Impeachment (and Removal and Conviction)

Sometimes simple statements are the best.

So print out and then fax the attached one-page statement to Congress.

Start with the members of the Judiciary Committee.

Jail Time for Tenet? by Ray McGovern

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2008/061108a.html

President George W. Bush used to complain that being president was “hard work,” but he has gotten over that. Now he says it “has been a fabulous experience.”

Why fabulous? Well, a good part of it has to do with his past.

When Bush screwed up royally – whether in his personal or business affairs – he had to suffer the humiliation of asking his father or his father’s friends (sometimes Arab friends) to bail him out.

But now? Wow! As president, young George has found he can escape accountability altogether.

Now when he screws up royally, he need not call Dad; George W. Bush is himself in control of all the levers he needs to pull in order to bail himself out. Is this a great country or what?

An invertebrate Congress has been a big help. But his greatest asset limiting his liability has been the kind of folk he has gotten to work for him. The kind like Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, Scooter Libby, whom he has no problem asking to lie for him, when required.

For Bush’s powers are formidable – as he showed when Libby, convicted perjurer and obstructer of justice, was about to go off to prison. The president commuted Libby’s sentence, sending a message to others who might be called on to lie for him to hang tough and count on commutation or pardon.

A president’s unlimited power to pardon serves as the ultimate trump card to keep friends and associates out of jail.

Even so, one key aide, former CIA Director and Medal of Freedom winner, George Tenet, can be forgiven for being somewhat apprehensive these days. For he has lied under oath regarding what Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks and how early Bush knew it.

California Impeachment Slate Candidates Running for Congress Press Conference in San Francisco


MC Brad Newsham (Challenging Barbara Lee)
(Photos by Tian Harter. More at tian.greens.org


(This photo from 911truthaction.org- flip side of key sign.)

9/11 Truth & Impeachment Radio Show w' Senator Karen Johnson, Eric Larsen, Phil Burk, Barbara Ellis, Carol Wolman, Brad Newsham


State Senator Karen Johnson


Eric Larsen


A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit

Listen Monday, May 19th 2008, 10:00- 11:00 pm (CST) to the Questioning War- Organizing Resistance radio show on the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests focusing on 9/11 Truth- State Senator Karen Johnson and Eric Larsen.

Listen 11:00 pm - 12:00 midnight (CST) to to our guests focusing on Impeachment- Phil Burk, Barbara Ellis, Carol Wolman and Brad Newsham.

Cindy Sheehan at Impeach on the Beach calls for new 9/11 investigation on No Lies Radio - formally enters race against Pelosi!

NoLiesRadio.org
Coming Up Tuesday, April 29th at: 7pm Pacific - 10pm Eastern - 02:00 GMT
Listen to our Impeach on the Beach Show - San Francisco Style
Cindy Sheehan Interviewed by No Lies Radio...Formally enters race for Speaker Pelosi's Congressional Seat...She calls for Impeachment of both Bush and Cheney and for a new 9/11 Investigation...

Hundreds of activists spell out "Impeach" with their bodies on the beach as a helicopter flies over to photograph it. Great enthusiastic crowd including many 911 truthers. Hear Cindy's interview, Gitmo man on the beach interview, and the sounds and flavor of this traditional San Francisco Beach Impeach Event.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman: "Impeach them [Bush and Cheney] for exploiting the 9/11 tragedy!"

Lt. Col Robert Bowman's Remarks on Impeachment of Bush and Cheney Capital Center, Concord, New Hampshire April 14th, 2008:

NH State Representative, Betty Hall, has introduced HR24 to the NH House of Representatives which, if passed, will call on the U.S. Congress to begin impeachment proceedings of George Bush and Dick Cheney...

HR24, a house resolution, encourages legal action, as a tool given to the People, from our forefathers to use during times of extreme circumstance, such as we experience today. The resolution will be voted on April 16th.

On 4/14/08, over 250 people participated in a rally in support of Rep. Betty Hall and HR24...

"Government being instituted for the common benefit, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of man: Therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted,

The Darkest Alliance

We have crossed an awful threshold. The leaders of the "free world" have admitted--after years of denials and scapegoating of "bad apples"--to authorizing torture. They have admitted they are war criminals. And still impeachment hearings have not begun.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=4631535
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/LawPolitics/comments?type=story&id=4635175

Now they have said it to our faces. What are we going to do about it?

Gary Webb refused to be complicit. For his courage, the Mockingbird character assassins remembered him with this hit-piece of an obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/13/obituaries/13webb.html

After the 2004 election, five weeks before his "suicide", he called out the American people for their apathy and moral cowardice.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3977503.stm

"What this election tells me, unfortunately, is that it doesn't matter to most Americans if their government lies to them repeatedly.

They no longer care if their leaders erode their civil liberties, push this country further towards a police state, or shroud their actions in additional layers of official secrecy.

OnTheLineTV Debate: Should We Impeach?

www.onthelinetv.com

The host is Jeff Cobb. The journalist that wrote the story about Betsy and me.

Conyers considering hearings

John Conyers and two staffers met for over an hour with two members of Code Pink and discussed activism and impeachment, including Congressman Robert Wexler's proposal to begin impeachment hearings on Cheney.

He hinted he could be swayed by a convincing argument, leaning out of his chair for dramatic effect.

http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/content/view/2438/2/

Wexler's call for hearings to start is having an effect.

The more signatures, the greater the effect.

Please join the call.

229,734 have signed on so far.

Crucial Week for Impeachment

February 15, 2008

Crucial Week for Impeachment

By David Swanson

Something very important happened in Congress on Thursday. After 7 years of cowering in fear of every dictatorial demand from Bush and Cheney, House Democrats finally rose up and said NO.

First, House Democrats refused to give immunity to the telecom giants for illegally wiretapping the calls and emails of every American - despite two Bush press conference hissyfits and endless Corporate Media lies.

Second, House Democrats declared Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten to be in contempt of Congress for rejecting subpoenas to testify about the U.S. Attorney scandal, despite an faux-angry walkout by Republicans. Watch Rep. Robert Wexler's excellent floor speech:
http://www.wexlerforcongress.com/multimedia.asp?ItemID=238

Could this be the start of holding George Bush and Dick Cheney accountable for their innumerable High Crimes?

The main problem we face is time. Since this is an election year, Congress will stop legislating and start campaigning full-time in May. Since impeachment hearings take time, those hearings must begin now.

IMPEACH!

Bush Administration's 935 Lies to Iraq War Part 1 of 3

The Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003. Not surprisingly, the officials with the most opportunities to make speeches, grant media interviews, and otherwise frame the public debate also made the most false statements, according to this first-ever analysis of the entire body of prewar rhetoric.

Fully searchable database: http://www.publicintegrity.org/WarCard/Search/Default.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz9Ew1UBBj0

Senator Dick Durbin speaks on the House Floor concerning FISA and the 935lies to Iraq war.

Bush Administration's 935 Lies to Iraq War Part 2 of 3