Sunday, May 27, 2007

Impeaching Cheney

In yesterday’s post, I urged readers to support the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney because he is the most likely person to:


1. Convince Bush that an attack on Iran is justified, or
2. Do an “end run” around Bush in order to provoke Iran into attacking our military forces off the coast of Iran, narrowing Bush’s option to counterattacking.

We all know that you can’t impeach based on the possibility of future “high crimes or misdemeanors.”

In case you are wondering what impeachable offenses Cheney has committed, I recommend you check out the following:

1. Impeach Cheney Now!
2. Dennis Kucinich's Resolution and supporting documents
3. Elizabeth de la Vega’s best-selling U.S. v. Bush, et al. (the “et al. includes Cheney)
4. Contact Janie Sheppard, jsheppard@pacific.net, whose effort to impeach Cheney was launched in February (see To Dick Cheney: Watch out! Janie Sheppard is after you!). Janie and others will be presenting petitions with hundreds of signatures to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors asking it to pass a resolution supporting impeachment of Cheney.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?paper=1&qnum=pet45

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Since this campaign began, several members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Has yours? Make your voice heard, and let others know!

Gail Jonas said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. I've forwarded it to Janie Sheppard, who is the most active person in our area regarding impeaching Cheney. She has gathered signatures on petitions and will be presenting them to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.

As the Bush adminstration continues to stonewall any efforts to investigate actions of the executive branch, it's become more and more crucial that impeachment efforts gain momentum, beginning with Cheney.

Re the current showdown between Bush and Contress, check out the July 20 posts by Glenn Greenwald at salon.com and Scott Horton at Harper's org.