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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 04/25/2007 :  03:21:03  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sadly, it probably won't come to that, but we can hope.

Here's the Articles of Impeachment drawn up by Rep. Dennis Kucinich against the swine Cheney:
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Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Resolved, That Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and mis demeanors.

Article I

In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests, to wit:

(1) Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Vice President actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction...

(2) Preceding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq the Vice President was fully informed that no legitimate evidence existed of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The Vice President pressured the intelligence community to change their findings to enable the deception of the citizens and Congress of the United States.

(3) The Vice President's actions corrupted or attempted to corrupt the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate, an intelligence document issued on October 1, 2002 and carefully considered by Congress prior to the October 10, 2002 vote to authorize the use of force. The Vice President's actions prevented the necessary reconciliation of facts for the National Intelligence Estimate which resulted in a high number of dissenting opinions from technical experts in two Federal agencies.

The Vice President subverted the national security interests of the United States by setting the stage for the loss of more than 3300 United States service members; the loss of 650,000 Iraqi citizens since the United States invasion; the loss of approximately $500 billion in war costs which has increased our Federal debt; the loss of military readiness within the United States Armed Services due to overextension, lack of training and lack of equipment; the loss of United States credibility in world affairs; and the decades of likely blowback created by the invasion of Iraq. In all of this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States.Wherefore, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.

It's a pretty harsh indictment and those of us who have been following the incredible mendacity of this vile administration can see that it's a pretty accurate one. Were I a prayin' man, I'd pray my knees raw th

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
9669 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  15:48:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been waiting for this for a long time, but was starting to lose hope it would ever occur.

While this is an American internal business, it does have impact on the rest of us living elsewhere in the world. Once we can rely on the people of USA to start dealing with the criminals in the American government appropriately, tentative trust can be rebuilt again.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  16:09:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
About time. Of course, with a GOP majority, this would have been impossible in the past.


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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  16:24:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It will never get anywhere, even now.

Which will prove, solidly, that the dems are the cowards I think they are.

There are a dozen legitimate reasons to impeach Cheney AND Bush. The illegal wiretaps and the violation of law committed by the president when he failed to follow the proper procedure for notifying congress of this activity is, in and of itself, more than just cause for impeaching this president.

Add in the lies, the incopetance, the political cronyism, the no-bid contracts, the selling of US port management to the UAE (this one hasn't, to my knowledge, actually been cancelled, just ignored), the trail of disasters and scandals.... and there are, as I said, atleast a dozen legitimate reasons to impeach every official in this admin.


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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  16:57:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We should push Congress to get this, and Bush's impeachment, on track. If lying to Congress and the people, the deaths of tens of thousands, theocratic violations of the First Amendment, violations of the Hatch Act, corruption, and general tyranny are not reason for impeachment, what is?

The final years of the Bush Administration should see these bastards fighting for their lives. Put the heat on your representatives!



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Orwellingly Yurz
SFN Regular

USA
529 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2007 :  20:40:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
YO! After seeing Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, pulling his condescending 'hand-on-her-shoulder routine' standing next to Nancy yesterday at a news conference, I'm encouraged that we might have President Pelosi in office before we have another Democrat in the White House. It's sure the hell way past time to have somebody with common sense residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (And, shame on you, Senator Reid. What you did was almost as bad as what G. War Boosh did to the woman who leads Germany these days.)

OY!

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2007 :  02:29:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't think that anyone really expects anything to come of this. But it is a line in the sand and at least a small show of spine. Now we'll wait and see if the Democrats have enough spine to defend that line.

Over at FreeRepublic, they are having a lot of fun with it. The comments are of particular interest. Typically freeper, all they know is ad hominem.
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I was wondering what had happened to Dopey Dennis...

1 posted on 04/24/2007 8:48:05 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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He still kicking AD he stil don't make sense

He still old still out of his mind



2 posted on 04/24/2007 8:49:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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Nothing changes, huh????



3 posted on 04/24/2007 8:51:14 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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Read the headline, wondering WHO? Then saw it was only Krazy Kucinich! LOL



4 posted on 04/24/2007 8:53:09 PM PDT by blondee123
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:o) He's been saving up his whole life for action like this. He wants his 15 minutes but Pelosi is *saying* she is not going that route.



5 posted on 04/24/2007 8:54:03 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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What, shouldn't the Repuppies be calling for the resignation of Dirty Harry.

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooo..........



6 posted on 04/24/2007 8:54:11 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
And so forth.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 04/26/2007 02:46:18
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