Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Impeach the President and Vice-President

The time has come for Congress to accept its Constitutional duty and impeach President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. Each week, it seems, more comes to light about how this administration has consistently lied to the American people, and operated above and beyond the law and the Constitution. It's time for Congress to act.

This is the President who lied to his Secretary of State, to the United Nations, and to the American people, to take us into war against Iraq.

This is the President whose administration abysmally mismanaged reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan so that the terrorist threat to the United States is actually greater than it was when the Iraq War began.

This is the President who flouted international treaties regarding treatment of prisoners of war and torture of detainees.

This is the President who ignored detainees' rights to habeus corpus and instituted secret military tribunals without constitutional protections for the accused.

This is the President who through irresponsible tax cuts and unprecedented deficit spending to finance the Iraq War has run up a $9 trillion debt.

This is the President who has illegally tapped phones of American citizens in the United States.

This is the President who has ordered the detention of American citizens and denied them the right of adequate counsel, the right to cross-examine witnesses, the right to see evidence.

This is the President whose administration's response to hurricane Katrina was tragically inept and to this day continues to be inadequate and underfunded.

George Bush's legacy includes 4000 American troop deaths and 600,000 Iraqi deaths. George Bush's legacy includes a bungled, mismanaged relief effort for New Orleans. George Bush's legacy includes a nine trillion dollar deficit. George Bush's legacy includes lying, misleading, and spying on the American people. Is the United States safer from terrorists than it was in 2004? Congress needs to do its constitutional duty. Clean house, the sooner the better.