Sunday, November 07, 2004

Bush's second term - The case for Impeachment

I'll tell you right off that I am scared. In his first press conference after the election, President Bush stated that he has now earned capital -- capital that he intends to use. What does that mean? The president thinks he has a mandate. Mr. President -- I have news for you -- more people voted against you than against any other president in United States history. That is not a mandate.

I am scared because a Bush administration with a republican majority in the house, and a republican majority in the senate is one scary phenomenon. How in the world did this happen. As the recent headline in the British Newspaper, the Daily Mirror, recently read:

How can 59,054,087 People be so stupid?

What can we do to stop this madman? Since the "stupid" people that are the American public were not able to see through the lies of the administration, and their own self-righteous views on acceptable norms, we may actually need to stoop to the level of the republicans.

If you weren't aware, the republicans embarked on a massive 10 year campaign to discredit Bill Clinton, and have him removed from power. I recommend viewing The Hunting of the President for a better idea of the levels the republicans stooped to in order to bring the impeachment trial upon President Clinton. This film outlines the tremendous waste of taxpayer resources that was the massive investigation of the president's sexual conduct, distracting the president from his duties of running the United States.

Why don't we give the republicans a taste of their own medicine? I mean, which is truly worse:

A) Getting a blow job/having an affair


B) Declaring an illegitimate war, based on false pretenses, all the while lying to the American people about the motivations for the war; brining about a Middle East that is now a breeding ground for Anti-American sentiment, and causing Iraq to become a failed state

Somebody help me out here....Under what situations can the president be brought to trial. Time after time after time, the Bush Administration exhibited massive errors in judgment, conflicts of interest, and deceptive practices.

Take a look at some of the statements President Bush himself used in persuading the American Public as to why we should go to war:

  • "We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have." (Radio Address, October 5, 2002)
  • "The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons."
  • "We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas."
  • "We've also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas.
  • We're concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVS for missions targeting the United States."
  • "The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein has held numerous meetings with Iraqi nuclear scientists, a group he calls his "nuclear mujahideen" - his nuclear holy warriors. Satellite photographs reveal that Iraq is rebuilding facilities at sites that have been part of its nuclear program in the past. Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons." (Cincinnati, Ohio Speech, October 7, 2002).
  • "Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent." (State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003).

These are all lies -- lying to the American people in order to declare war. Why hasn't the president been brought to trial -- is there no accountability/checks and balances left in American Politics? One would assume that the court of public opinion/presidential election would be enough to put a stop to this madness. I guess this is simply not true. The American people have become sheep -- the wool is pulled over their eyes, and no amount of corruption exhibited on the part of the Bush administration is enough to persuade the American public -- as long as the other side supports questionable practices that make them feel "icky".