Thursday, December 11, 2008

WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT SENTIMENT IN THE USA FOR IMPEACHMENT FOR BUSH AND CHENEY GROWS—even as impeachment of Governor of Illinois goes up?

WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT SENTIMENT IN THE USA FOR IMPEACHMENT FOR BUSH AND CHENEY GROWS—even as impeachment of Governor of Illinois goes up?

By Kevin A. Stoda

A few days ago, I floated a poll on Op-Ed News considering whether Americans and other progressives around the globe still thought President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney needed to be impeached.

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/page_poll.php

The poll went on-line just as the FBI was arresting and charging the current governor of Illinois with trying to sell the priorities of his office to the highest bidders.

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20081210/Illinois.Governor.Tribune/

By the way, the Illinois Governor, Rod Blagovich, had actually tried to get numerous staff at the Chicago Tribune fired for investigating his prior shenanigans.

While other leaders on the Illinois political scene are considering at this very junction in their state’s history what to do with their sad-sack governor,

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20081210/Illinois.Governor/

i.e. who purportedly tried most recently to sell Barrack Obama’s Senate Seat to the highest bidder, some progressives look on in dismay as the Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

These progressives look in astonishment at the speed to impeach the Illinois governor while they U.S. Congress has faile to oversee the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney on the principal—despite the fact that generations to come in the USA will never understand why nothing was done in the U.S. capitol to stop the worst form of lying in governance and overall neglect and malfeasance witnessed in 220 years of this present constitution’s history.


WHAT THE POLLS ARE SHOWING


The poll on Op-Ed news is demonstrating (1) a continued strong interest for impeachment before Bush leaves office in January and (2) discontent at a process whereby a governor can be forced out of office for selling a Senate seat but a President and Vice-President cannot be kicked out of office for selling the country up-a-creak-with-half-a-paddle for well over half a decade.

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/page_poll.php?pid=277

After one day of being on-line, this particular Poll shows:

--86% of those polled are fully in favor of immediate impeachment of the president and vice-president of the United States of America currently
--10%percent of those polled state that “It might be helpful for various reasons for us and for future generations”
--only 4% percent felt that impeachment now is out-of-the-question.

Talk it up America! I think America deserves much better than what it has been receiving from Washington for many years.

Do you agree that you and your children—and grand children—deserve better from the outgoing Congress?

If so, get on the horn today and don’t let up on this do-nothing-congress.

Who knows? If we don’t get the outgoing administration under wraps soon, we may be forced to repeat this 8 year debacle again.

This is not the only poll still measuring the pulse of those seeking impeachment in the USA.

http://www.impeachbush.org/site/PageServer

Many of the dozens of Impeach Bush websites are concerned with presidential problems and other shenanigans before January 20 comes along.

http://www.impeachbush.tv/

http://impeachforpeace.org/index.php

A short-summary of impeachable offenses by Vice President Cheney and President George W. Bush can be found here:

http://www.impeachbush.tv/args/index.html


A SIMPLE INEXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS PRESENT?


Obama has done little to prop up his base. Pelosi, too, has alienated many of her own Democrats to date—because she has opposed millions of Democratic Party members demanding impeachment of the president and vice-president.

http://www.democrats.com/impeach

This led many to vote for the green party candidate and others this past election.

http://gp.org/impeachbush/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0o27wDhCg4

In short, Obama might have received at least a million more votes had Pelosi and other Democratic leaders voted in a timely fashion for impeachment over the previous 22 months.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15638502/

Pelosi and Bush have too much in common.

They both have alienated a great many of Americans over this decade. I suggest that one of the cheapest and most important symbolic acts Congress needs to do before Christmas 2008 is to give in to the American demand for impeachment before the change to a new—and hopefully-better President and government takes over in our nation’s capital.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

JEREMY SCAHILL on Democracy NOW reported his concern that the recent indictment of BLACK WATER guards who are being prosecuted:

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/12/9/blackwater_guards_indicted_for_role_in

"Well, I mean, this is very significant. As you said, the fact is that no armed contractors have ever been prosecuted under any legal system, not under Iraqi law, not under US military law and not under civilian law. And the case that we’re talking about here, the Nisoor Square massacre, was the single greatest massacre committed by private US government forces in Iraq during five years of the occupation. So the fact that these men who are alleged to be responsible for that are being criminally prosecuted and could potentially face a mandatory minimum of thirty years in jail, if they’re convicted, is significant."

Jeremy Scahill notes: "However, Erik Prince, the owner of Blackwater; Condoleezza Rice, the Secretary of State; George Bush, the President—they’re not being held responsible for this. And the fact is that, once again, the US government is rolling out this “bad apples” narrative to describe the actions of Blackwater and saying that the company as a whole is a good company, a responsible company, but just these few guys did some bad things. And the fact is that this is a five-year pattern of misconduct and this kind of activity by Blackwater forces. And so, I’m concerned that what we’re going to see is a token prosecution of a handful of Blackwater guys, when it’s the system of the radical privatization of war that needs to be taken on forcefully."

If Bush isn't impeached, how will Blackwater heads ever be fairly punished.

JEREMY SCAHILL ended his discussion by stating again: "Well, I mean, I think there’s no greater symbol of the lack of true change in US foreign policy than Barack Obama retaining the man that George W. Bush chose to be the Defense Secretary at the Pentagon. I mean, this is—I’ve called it a kettle of hawks that have been assembled in the White House to run US foreign policy. You’ve written, of course, about Jim Jones and his connections to Chevron and Boeing. Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice—I mean, it’s a very hawkish cabinet."

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