The Almost Impeachment of President George W. Bush
35 Articles Of Impeachment Against President Bush
(Authors note 5-11-2012: The impeachment of President George W. Bush did not happen. This article however can be used for educational and historical purposes)
Could it actually happen this late in the day? Could the impeachment of George W. Bush actually become a reality? According to Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who stood before a house senate committee on June 9th and read articles for the impeachment of President Bush, it could and should happen - and the sooner the better.
I won't pretend to be some high and mighty political writer, because I'm not - I'm just an average citizen that happens to have some writing chops. I have got to say though that this impeachment process is quite intriguing to me- Could this actually happen this late in the day? Would this actually happen right before our next presidential election?
According to the latest MSNBC's poll - it should happen, and if the voice of the people is any indication that this might might happen - we may very well be in the process of impeaching our current President.
So What Are The Charges?
There were 35 articles of impeachment leveled against the President- some of the charges include:
1. Failing to provide troops with vehicle armor
2. Condoning torture
3. Illegally detaining both foreign nationals and Americans
4. Mishandling the governments response to Hurricane Katrina
5. Undermining efforts to address Global Warming
And probably the most serious allegation of all- charges that President Bush manufactured a false case against Iraq in order to pull the United States into War ( remember those supposed weapons of mass destruction that were never found?)
So What Happens Next?
The next step is for the House to refer the articles to the House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee will then determine -- by majority vote -- whether the grounds for impeachment exist. An objective review of the articles would undoubtedly demonstrate that many, if not most, of the articles prepared by Rep. Kucinich are backed up by sufficient grounds to proceed with the impeachment process.
(Some think this will only lead to a mass dragging of feet and red tape that may not result in anything happening before the election- I guess only time will tell on this)
Latest Poll by MSNBC
89% of Americans Say IMPEACH
According to a poll by MSNBC, a stunning 89% of the people said that President Bush's actions justify impeachment- that the secret spying and deceptions leading to war are enough evidence to justify putting George W. Bush on trial. (This a poll of over 687,914 people to date)
I think the mainstream media needs to be paying attention to the voice of the people, don't you?
Don't you find it rather odd that you aren't hearing much about this? If we look back just a few years into history there was certainly ALOT of news attention about Bill Clinton's infidelity............ and the following impeachment charges for his lying about it.......... every TV channel you turned had it on- every newspaper you picked up had headlines screaming IMPEACHMENT..... CIGARS.......MONICA......
Isn't it rather odd that more MORE attention was given to that situation than this- where there are actual SERIOUS crimes being leveled against the President of the United States?
Where is the Mainstream Media?
If you would like to contact your U.S. representatives regarding impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee and further proceedings on the House floor, you can access Democracy In Action at this link:
- Live Vote: Should Bush be impeached? - Politics - MSNBC.com
Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment?