Saturday, May 12, 2007

Impeach Dick Cheney

I've been going around San Francisco carrying a small sign that says: "Impeach Dick Cheney"

I must say I'm pleasantly surprised at the positive response I get from it -- more than I get for an anti-war sign at a peace vigil, for example, or even my "Denfend Your Rights" sign. I guess it makes sense. Cheney only has a 9% approval rating, while almost 30% of Americans still support this disaster of a war.

Cheney would be easy to impeach -- there are so many crimes he's connected to, it'd be hard to know where to start investigating. I think it's a great idea Rep. Kucinich had introducing legislation to impeach him first. Bush may try to install a vice-president viable to run for president in '08, but if we can trust Congress at all with being strategic, they can gum up the works because Section 2 of the 25th amendment says: "Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress." That means both the House and Senate have to confirm his pick. All they have to do is stonewall while they take their time pursuing investigations and impeachment charges against Bush and the rest of his war-criminal appointees.

Don't forget, when someone has been impeached, they can't be pardoned. At least that's how I understand it. By the time all of Cheney's crimes have been thoroughly looked into, I'm sure the public won't be content to stop there! Here's Norman Mineta testifying about Cheney's behavior on 9-11-01: (about 15 minutes into it)

The problem we run into, of course, is that certain things are *so* horrible and implicate *so* many high-level people, nobody wants to touch them with a 10-foot pole. But what's the alternative at this point? Really, where do we want to see this end? With a decimated country? WWIII? Millions, perhaps billions dead?

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