Dennis Kucinich Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against President George W. Bush

Posted on June 9th, 2008 in Politics by EngineerBoy

Kucinich Impeaches BushI just got done watching Dennis Kucinich introduce 35 Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush live on C-SPAN.  My take is that the Bush administration has run rampant, wielding Executive power as if it were a light saber, cutting and slicing through the Constitution, US Law, international law, valid treaties, common sense, human dignity, logic, reason, and morality.  That makes these Articles long, long overdue, and makes Dennis Kucinich a patriot and a hero (I never thought I’d say that about him!), in addition to being kind of a doink.

After 7 years of this administration, the US is despised around the world, and rightly so.  The good news is that if we act to show the world that this administration did not speak or act for our Republic, but instead acted against what we stand for, then we can take the first steps in the journey of a thousand miles to reclaiming our moral high ground.  We will also send a message to subsequent administrations that the US is not a monarchy, and the President is bound by the rule of law just like the rest of us.

I think the chances are slim that these Articles of Impeachment will result in the removal of Bush or any of his administration from office.  However, they need to be taken seriously by Congress.  Pelosi has stated repeatedly that the House will not attempt to impeach Bush, but I think she needs to rethink that position.  The ONLY way to heal the festering sore that is the Bush administration is to rip off the bandages, examine the wounds, scrub, clean, and disinfect.  Keeping them under wraps will simply turn it into political gangrene, slowly poisoning this great country.

Here is the full list of the Articles of Impeachment:

Article 1:  Creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against Iraq.

Article 2:  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 3:  Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.

Article 4:  Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.

Article 5:  Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.

Article 6:  Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114.

Article 7:  Invading Iraq without a declaration of war.

Article 8:  Invading Iraq in violation of the U.N. charter and international law.

Article 9:  Failing to provide troops with body armor and vehicle armor.

Article 10:  Falsifying accounts of US troop deaths.

Article 11:  Establishment of permanent bases in Iraq.

Article 12:  Initiating a war against Iraq for control of that nation’s national resources.

Article 13:  Creating a secret task force to guide our nation’s energy and military policy.

Article 14:  Misuse and exposure of classified information and obstruction of justice regarding Valerie Plame.

Article 16:  Wasting public funds on contracts to close associates, people guilty of government fraud, and awarding of no-bid contracts.

Article 17:  Unlawful detainment of prisoners indefinitely and without charge.

Article 18:  Secretly authorizing and encouraging the use of torture on prisoners in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Article 19:  Rendition, or kidnapping people and extraditing them to other countries to perform torture.

Article 20:  Imprisoning Children.

Article 21:  Misleading Congress and the American People about threats from Iran with the goal of overthrowing the Iranian Government.

Article 22:  Creating “Secret Laws.”

Article 23:  Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act (using the military as a domestic police force).

Article 24:  Warrantless spying on US citizens.

Article 25:  Having telecom companies create illegal database of email addresses and phone numbers.

Article 26:  Announcing the intent to violate laws with signing statements and then violating those laws.

Article 27:  Failing to comply with Congressional subpoenas and instructing former employees not to comply.

Article 28:  Tampering with free and fair elections.

Article 29:  Conspiracy to violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Article 30:  Misleading Congress and the American people in an attempt to destroy Medicare.

Article 31:  Failure to adequately plan for Hurrican Katrina and failure to adequately respond to the civil emergency.

Article 32:  Misleading Congress and the American people and undermining efforts to address global climate change.

Article 33:  Repeatedly ignored and failed to respond to high-level intelligence warnings of planned terrorist attacks in the US prior to 9/11.

Article 34:  Obstruction of the investigation into the attacks of 9/11.

Article 35:  Endangering the health of 9/11 first responders.

[Update 6/10/2008 at 8:30am Central time]  Unbelievably, this story has still not hit the major news outlets (CNN, Fox News, NY Times, BBC, etc).  The wire services (Reuters, AP) have the story, some smaller/local news outlets are carrying it, and the blogosphere is on fire about it.  Even if one sees Kucinich as simply a flake, he’s still a US Representative and former Presidential candidate, and he’s introduced orders of impeachment against the sitting President and provided extensive details to back up each of the 35 Articles, so this should be breaking news everywhere, even if just to mock/dismiss it.  Surreal.

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  1. Andrew Wang said,

    on September 29th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Kucinich is simply the best.

    George W. Bush’s sentence-by-sentence speaking skills are deteriorating. Apparently, this may be due to a mental illness called “presenile dementia.” Bush may or may not be secretly still drinking heavily. Bush suffers from narcissism and megalomania. Moreover, Bush has been arrested three times. Bush was arrested for disorderly conduct. Bush was arrested for stealing. Bush was also arrested for a serious crime—driving under the influence of alcohol. There are reasons to believe that Bush suffers from a learning disability. Bush’s learning disability would explain a lot of things. All in all, Bush is a severely mentally ill individual. Bush is not fit to be the president of the United States.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA

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