nader calls for impeachment

Over the last few years he’s said and done some things that I haven’t agreed with, but I have to give Ralph Nader credit for stepping up to the podium today, pointing to the Downing Street Memo, and calling for the impeachment of President Bush. Here’s a clip from Nader’s statement:

The impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, should be part of mainstream political discourse.

Minutes from a summer 2002 meeting involving British Prime Minister Tony Blair reveal that the Bush administration was ”fixing” the intelligence to justify invading Iraq. US intelligence used to justify the war demonstrates repeatedly the truth of the meeting minutes — evidence was thin and needed fixing.

President Clinton was impeached for perjury about his sexual relationships. Comparing Clinton’s misbehavior to a destructive and costly war occupation launched in March 2003 under false pretenses in violation of domestic and international law certainly merits introduction of an impeachment resolution…

The president and vice president have artfully dodged the central question: ”Did the administration mislead us into war by manipulating and misstating intelligence concerning weapons of mass destruction and alleged ties to Al Qaeda, suppressing contrary intelligence, and deliberately exaggerating the danger a contained, weakened Iraq posed to the United States and its neighbors?”

If this is answered affirmatively Bush and Cheney have committed ”high crimes and misdemeanors.” It is time for Congress to investigate the illegal Iraq war as we move toward the third year of the endless quagmire that many security experts believe jeopardizes US safety by recruiting and training more terrorists. A Resolution of Impeachment would be a first step. Based on the mountains of fabrications, deceptions, and lies, it is time to debate the ”I” word.

It’s about time someone stepped up to say the obvious. If lying about getting your dick sucked was a legitimate cause for initiating impeachment proceedings, then surely lying to the American people about the justification for taking their sons and daughters to war is legitimate cause. I know it may be political suicide given the stranglehold the Republican party seems to have on American politics today, but this is a conversation that needs to be had, and the Democrats have to find the strength to bring it up.

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3 Comments

  1. Kristin
    Posted June 2, 2005 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    You aren’t concerned that Ralph Nader is going to commit political suicide are you? He will find a way to ruin someone else’s race with it. I thank him for seatbelts, but I can’t take him seriously since he put his ego ahead of the nation’s well-being.

  2. john galt
    Posted June 2, 2005 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    WTF??? The corvair was a kickass car. You just had to know how to drive it. I saw one for sale a month ago, 30k for a dangerous car.

  3. Posted June 3, 2005 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    “It has attacked me for over two years. All this of this because I complained to a federal representative about the air-quality.”

    Corvairs are really mind-control devices, they’re cool though. Mid-engine.

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