Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Kucinich: Impeach Cheney First

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D – OH-10) is, just at this writing, announcing the introduction of House Resolution 333 on the impeachment of Dick Cheney. He put off the announcement earlier in the day because of rumors that Cheney was having trouble with blood clots in his leg.

Prompting my amazement at the news that blood runs through the Vice President’s veins, and not ice water pumped by a cold, cold heart.

Text of the resolution is here.

Asked why he is going after Cheney and not Bush, Kucinich responded “’if we started with Bush’ and he actually got impeached, ‘Mr. Cheney would then become president.’”

Well gee, why didn’t I think of that?

That’s why you order up a twofer. Impeach both Bush and Cheney. I guess that’s too tall an order for people, but as this activist writes, if you impeach Cheney first, not only do you go after the greater of two evils, Cheney doesn’t elevate to the Presidency, and facts from the investigation of Cheney will clearly implicate Bush in Cheney’s many crimes.

Kucinich offered three articles of impeachment.

Cheney “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”

Cheney “purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda in order to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests.”

And finally,

Cheney “has openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and done so with the United States proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security of the United States.”

Concluding:

“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 Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

’I'm pretty sure Kucinich is tilting at windmills here. But I am gratified that someone finally went through the motions to get this thing filed. Now that it is out on the shelf for all to see, Americans who are righteously outraged with this man finally have something to focus on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I encourage you and your readers to take a few minutes and see:

http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?paper=1&qnum=pet45

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. The participation page is at:

http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Since this campaign began, three members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents.