Since supporting Dennis Kucinich’s bid for president, he’s been keeping me up with his activities by email. I am watching the C SPAN broadcast of his reading into the congressional record of thirty-five separate articles of impeachment demanding the George and Dick show’s removal from office. Presently, he’s up to article nineteen: Extraordinary Rendition.
I suppose, as all legal writs must be as verbose as required to obfuscate all detectable meaning, he is required to begin and end each verse of tne variety of violations of his constitutional oath (20 illegal acts, 9 lies, 5 failure of duty and one wasting of government funds) with the chorus overture:
“In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed", has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, …”
Verse - Charge
I - Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.
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.
III - Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.
IV - Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.
V - Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.
VI - Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114.
VII - Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.
VIII - Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.
IX - Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor
X - Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes
XI - Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq
XII - Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources
XIII - Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries
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
XV - Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq XVI - Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors
XVII - Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives
XVIII - Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy
XIX - Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to "Black Sites" Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture
XX - Imprisoning Children
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 XXII - Creating Secret Laws XXIII - Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act
XXIV - Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment
XXV - Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens
XXVI - Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements
XXVII - Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply
XXVIII - Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice XXIX - Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965
XXX - Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare
XXXI - Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency
XXXII - Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change
XXXIII - Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.
XXXIV - Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001
XXXV - Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders
Each followed by the coda,
“In all of these actions and decisions, President George W. Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and Commander in Chief, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.”
With a list of charges like this, all of which could have been leveled since before the 2006 mid-term elections, the upcoming election has been the excuse for not acting on them by the new democratic party leaders — elected to do just that. Does anyone need more proof that there is not really two parties? There’s just one shovel in a two shafted mine exploiting the mountain of sheep ore in vulnerable veins of gullibility. On September 11, 1998 congress announced 11 charges brought by Republican lackey, Ken Starr, against Bill Clinton for lying about a blow job in the oval office. By December 21, the house impeached him for activities that in no way endangered anyone, despite a 70% public outcry to drop the whole thing. Perhaps it is the endangerment of the congress critters, should all the Bush secrets be examined, that assures his escape from his part in the September 11, 2001 blow job done on three, steel, square office buildings and all the crimes committed in retaliation since.
With a two headed saw