It’s About Time!!!

I just have one question for these elected officials in Washington: WHAT THE HELL TOOK YOU SO LONG?!?!?!?!?!?

Found on Common Dreams today:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
5:00 PM

CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA)
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020;
or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
WASHINGTON, DC – June 10 – The Politico reports: “Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush on Monday night, reading the resolution into the Congressional Record. … Kucinich has introduced a similar impeachment resolution against Vice President Cheney. That resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which has taken no action on the measure. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top House Democratic leaders have stated that there will be no consideration of impeachment proceedings against Bush, calling the idea ‘off the table.'”

ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN
Former Congresswoman Holtzman served on the House Judiciary Committee during Nixon’s impeachment hearings and co-authored the 1973 special prosecutor statute. She co-wrote (with Cynthia L. Cooper) the book The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens. Reacting to Rep. Kucinich’s introducing articles of impeachment, she said: “Finally! The House should commence an impeachment inquiry forthwith; it is long overdue. Kudos to Congressman Kucinich for taking this step. The recent Senate Intelligence Report goes a long way to providing a framework for impeachment on the grounds of taking us to war on false pretenses, though it did not seek to determine what the President actually knew and when he knew it. It is incumbent on Congress to pursue that question now, not only regarding deception about the war, but other apparent grounds for impeachment as well.”

Earlier this year, Holtzman wrote the piece “Judiciary Committee should move to impeach Bush and Cheney” for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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FRANCIS BOYLE
Professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Boyle urged impeaching Bush as early as October 2002, during the buildup to the Iraq invasion. His books include Destroying World Order: A Guide to Impeaching President George W. Bush.
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ELIZABETH DE LA VEGA
Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor and author of the book U.S. v. George W. Bush et al. She said today: “More than two centuries ago, the Founders of this country set forth a procedure for Congress to follow in the event of grave abuses of power by the Chief Executive. That process is impeachment. In the face of the monumental deceit and criminal abuse of power in virtually every executive function … that we have witnessed on the part of the President over the past seven years, Rep. Kucinich’s initiation of this process is neither fanciful nor futile, neither vengeful nor vindictive; it is the sober fulfillment of his sworn duty to uphold the law without regard to personal consequence and misguided political stratagem.”
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Background:
The 35 articles of impeachment proposed by Kucinich, also available online in PDF

Video of Kucinich on the House floor Monday evening

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Let’s hope they actually start to do something now. And we need to get on Pelosi’s bush-luvin ass and change her “it’s off the table” attitude. Remind her about how easily she, too, can be replaced.

And on June 11th, the Veterans for Peace will be delivering 22,000 signatures on a petition to Washington also calling for impeachment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
10:55 AM

CONTACT: Veterans For Peace
Elliott Adams 518-441-2697
Mike Ferner 240-274-9785
Joe Attamante 973-538-7863
Veterans to Deliver Impeachment Petition
Members Will deliver 22,000 Signatures to Conyers’ Office and Sit-In Until He Agrees to Meet
WASHINGTON, DC – June 10 – Visuals include: • 5 x 2-foot banner, “IMPEACHMENT: IT’S THE LAW!” and oath of office excerpt; • 30 x 40-inch poster enlargement of laws and treaties violated by Bush administration; • VFP members wearing red, white and blue “Veterans For Peace” garrison caps.

At 1:00pm, June 11, in room 1629, Longworth House Office Building, members of a national veterans’ organization will hold a news conference to display the 22,000 names they collected on a petition to impeach President Bush, then go directly to Representative John Conyers’ office to deliver them. After trying for two months to get a 10-minute meeting with the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Veterans For Peace (VFP) members from New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio and the District of Columbia decided to conduct a sit-in until he agrees to meet with them.

VFP Executive Director, Michael McPhearson, said, “By invading and occupying Iraq, the Bush administration every day violates legally binding international treaties and domestic laws. Congressman Conyers and his colleagues must hold them accountable and our Constitution prescribes how: impeachment. It’s not enough to simply watch the Bush administration retire. Unless we hold them accountable we and Congress are complicit in their war crimes and put U.S. soldiers at risk of retaliation.”

Read the FULL STORY here.

If those representatives we elected in Washington don’t act, then it is OUR responsibility AND duty to see they are also removed from their positions, at the very least they need to be voted out when their terms are up. TELL THEM THAT!!!!

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~ by swfreedomlover on June 10, 2008.

One Response to “It’s About Time!!!”

  1. I agree that it should be done, but I am not holding my breath. Congress and the rest of the bureaucrats with their noses in the trough will not rock the applecart as long as it takes Bush to grow a brain.

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