6/16/08

Kucinich Introduces 35 Articles of Impeachment

As I've related to my friends at Lucianne.com for many years, this Republican administration has proceeded in ways that are in fact quite worthy of impeachment.

I suppose it is only out of Democratic Party niceness that impeachment hearings are not in fact held now, in Dubya's last year in the Presidential Office.

Representative Dennis Kucinich has jotted down what articles of impeachment might look like if they were not "off the table" for the time being. I think it is worth a quick look.

There are only 35..... Here is a URL for the complete write-up on each of the 35 articles of impeachment.

Article I Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.

Article II 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.


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


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


Article V
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.

Article VI Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114.


Article VII Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.


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


Article IX Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor.


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


Article XI Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq.


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


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


Article XIV 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.


Article XV Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq.


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


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


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


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


Article XX Imprisoning Children.


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


Article XXII Creating Secret Laws.


Article XXIII Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.


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


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


Article XXVI Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements.

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

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

Article XXIX Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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

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

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

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

Article XXXIV Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001.

Article XXXV Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders.

7 comments:

Liquid said...

Good one, Ghost!

Ghost Dansing said...

thanks Liquid

DivaJood said...

Thank you for coming by my place - and I really liked your comment - the Campaign Finance system is in dire need of overhaul. And thanks for putting up this post - Kuchinich is a brave Congressman, he was my first choice for President. Alas.

Daisy said...

Too late to proceed with it now, I suppose, but Kucinich has very valid points to make.

Ghost Dansing said...

it amazes me..... Bill Clinton endures impeachment over a tabloid sex scandal and these guys get away with high crimes...... impeachment "off the table".....

unbelievable

74WIXYgrad said...

Being from the Cleveland, Ohio area, I would urge people to find someone more credible than Dennis Kucinich.

Ghost Dansing said...

hmmm.... well than maybe somebody else could impeach Dubya and his guys then.

i like Dennis..... i think Obama and Clinton were far stronger Presidential candidates though..... but i often liked what Kucinich had to say, and i think he has impeachment articles that are far more worthy of impeachment hearings than a blow-job in the Oval Office was.