Tuesday, June 10, 2008

35 Reasons to Impeach George Bush

This is awesome. (via comments here) Dennis Kucinich has introduced thirty-five articles of impeachment against Bush. Apparently he already introduced articles against Cheney. (And why do we have to go to the web site of a British paper to find out about this?)

What I particularly like here is the thoroughness of it: getting across the sheer number of impeachable offenses Bush has committed. I don't know if he left anything out -- given how much has happened in the past seven and a half years, he easily might have. Certainly some of these articles of impeachment would require investigation as to whether Bush was sufficiently involved in them (or in one or two cases whether or not they happened at all) to see if they should be passed. And I don't know if every single offense here is, or should be, an impeachable offense. But there is no question that Bush has done many of these things (in a lot of cases he's admitted it); there is no question that many of them are unquestionably impeachable offenses; and there is no question that there is a substantial overlap of those two categories.

Bush should be, must be, impeached. (Frankly, he should be tried for war crimes; and it's not even clear to me if his impeachment would be enough to repair the damage he's done to the republic. But impeachment is a crucial step.)

I herewith present Dennis Kucinich's 35 Articles of Impeachment Against George Bush:
1. Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq

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

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

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

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

6. Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114

7. Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

8. Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter

9. Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor

10. Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes

11. Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq

12. Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources

13. Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries

14. Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency

15. Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq

16. Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors

17. Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives

18. Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy

19. Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to " Black Sites" Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture

20. Imprisoning Children

21. Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government

22. Creating Secret Laws

23. Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act

24. Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment

25. Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens

26. Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements

27. Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply

28. Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice

29. Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965

30. Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare

31. Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency

32. Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change

33. Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

34. Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001

35. Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders
The Congress should move forward -- at least investigate the truth and/or impeachability of -- every single one of these charges; and should impeach, and convict, on many of them.

Impeach George Bush. Impeach him now. (h/t)

Update: Kucinich's full 65-page text, flushing out the 35 articles is available here as a pdf. Here's the web site hosting the pdf (via).

1 comment:

Andrew Wang said...

THE BEST THING BUSH & CHENEY COULD DO FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR THE WORLD WOULD BE TO IMMEDIATELY RESIGN FROM OFFICE AND VOLUNTARILY COMMIT INTO PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT. IF THEY DO THIS THEY MAY LIKELY BE SAVED FROM ARREST, TRIAL AND EXECUTION UNDER INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES LAWS. FOR THEY WOULD LIKELY BE PLACED IN CONFINEMENT FOR THE REST OF THEIR NATURAL LIVES ON AN INSANITY PLEA. . . . Since the Congress refuses to impeach Bush and Cheney because of their own guilt as accessories before and after the fact to the crimes committed, We need to seek involuntary commitment of Bush and Cheney as they both pose a real and demonstrated continuing threat to the world! . . . Sample forms for petitions for involuntary commitment of Bush and Cheney are linked to this site so that We the People can take action to seek a removal from office of Bush and Cheney on grounds of mental incapacity. With sufficient financial support to sustain legal proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction, a class action petition will be filed seeking involuntary commitment of Bush and Cheney. (Wallace, Doug (J.D.). AMERICA IN ACTION!! CRIMINAL MINDS OR INSANITY OR BOTH? (Is there any difference?). Retrieved September 10, 2008, from http://www.commit-bush-n-cheney.org/)


[Peter Nickles]
Office of the DC Attorney General
441 4th Street NW, Suite 1060 N
Washington, DC 20001

This is a petition for the involuntary commitment for psychoanalysis and treatment of George Walker Bush President of the United States hereinafter called GWB.

This petition is based upon the the obvious condition of mental depravity of GWB as follows:

A. By way of an analysis of Megalomania from a study by Dr. Justin Frank, M.D. Washington psychiatrist in a book published June 2004, Bush on the Couch.

B. By way of a similar analysis of Adolf Hitler made by a group psychiatric diagnosis of Megalomania under contract by the Office of Strategic Services [O.S.S] Published by Henry A. Murry, M.D. October, 1943.

C. By way of Insane Delusion concerning his projected perceived bogus “terrorist” enemies of the United States as projected against Iraq, Iran, Syria and North Korea. The real enemy being GWB to himself for which we all suffer.

As a result of this mental depravity, GWB:
1. ordered approximately Four Thousand [4,000] US military personnel to their deaths.
2. caused the injury, loss of limbs, eyesight, hearing and permanent maiming of
approximately Twenty Six Thousand [26,000] US military personnel.
3. caused the deaths of an estimated Six Hundred Fifty Thousand [650,000] Iraqis.
4. Caused the destruction of billions of dollars of infrastructure of the nation of Iraq.
5. immersed the United States in debt beyond it's capacity to pay.
6. indebted future generations presently estimated at One Hundred Thousand Dollars each.
7. ingratiated the image and character of the United States without regard to its citizens.
8. intends to involve the US in a never ending war against a bogus enemy.
9. tortured and held prisoners without trial or honoring human rights.
10. violated the Constitution, Treaties , National and International laws.

For these reasons the undersigned individual alleges that GWB is a mental threat to National and World peace, safety and security and petitions the District of Columbia Attorney General to file immediately for an order of commitment.

Name ___________________ Address________________________________________
Signed ___________________ City___________________ State___________________
Date_____________________________ [See attached comparative analysis with Hitler] (Wallace, Doug (J.D.). AMERICA IN ACTION!! CRIMINAL MINDS OR INSANITY OR BOTH? (Is there any difference?). Petition to DC Attorney General. Retrieved September 10, 2008, from http://www.commit-bush-n-cheney.org/Petition%20for%20commitment%20of%20GWB-1.pdf)


Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
Washington, DC 20001

RE: Resistance to further widening warfare


As a member of a class of persons referred to in the Preamble of the Constitution , as We the People, the undersigned person(s) requests that you defer to the will of We the People, any further widening or escalation of military actions across the globe including but not limited to the nation of Iran as may be requested by your Commander in Chief, George Walker Bush.

Currently, effort is underway to seek involuntary confinement and treatment of the said George Walker Bush for mental disorders including but not limited to Megalomania . The same or similar mental disorders were attributed to Adolf Hitler under a diagnosis requested by the Office of Strategic Services in 1943.

German Generals had sought but were unable to deter Hitler based upon his mental disorder to the cost of 50 million casualties. Had they succeeded those “collateral” damages would have been far less.

Involuntary Commitment of Dick Cheney for insane delusions against the interests of we the people is also being sought.

In the interests of peace and justice I/we request that you order a stand down to any further orders of escalations emanating from the White House until such time as the issues of mental depredation of both Bush and Cheney have been settled.

From my/our perspective, it would be appropriate for you and all commissioned officers of the military to also request an order to determine the mental capacity of Bush to command. Can you also bring up charges for Courts Martial?


Name(s)___________________________ _____________________________________
Signature(s)_______________________ ______________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________
Date _______________________________ (Wallace, Doug (J.D.). AMERICA IN ACTION!! CRIMINAL MINDS OR INSANITY OR BOTH? (Is there any difference?). Letter to Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff. Retrieved September 10, 2008, from http://www.commit-bush-n-cheney.org/Letter%20to%20Chairman%20Joint%20Chiefs.pdf)

Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania