Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Logic of Impeachment

By Robert Parry
July 21, 2007

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken impeachment “off the table,” in line with Official Washington’s view that trying to oust George W. Bush and Dick Cheney would be an unpleasant waste of time. But there is emerging a compelling logic that an unprecedented dual impeachment might be vital to the future of the United States.

If some historic challenge is not made to the extraordinary assertions of power by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States might lose its status as a democratic Republic based on a Constitution that adheres to the twin principles that no one is above the law and everyone is endowed with inalienable rights.

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3 comments:

EvilPoet said...

All this backlash against impeachment is very, very bizarre. Saying no to impeachment and taking it "off the table" proclaiming it "a waste of time" sets a bad precedent. Why can't the politicians see that? For me, it begs the question: how far down does the rabbit hole go?

profmarcus said...

there can be no more delay... we've put off the inevitable for far too long... every day that passes, the danger to our constitutional republic increases dramatically... what's even worse is that in-your-face confrontation is only going to increase the danger, a reason perhaps why it hasn't been yet undertaken, but, seriously, what other choices do we have...?

MOT said...

Its amazing, isn't it? Think on how people got all in a tizzy, myself included, over Bill Clinton's lies but these murderous-mumblers and crew can do far far worse and Congress says "Its a waste of time"!

Maybe its because they themselves helped to create this Frankenstine monster but don't want those details to see the light of day. It would make them complicit, and that can't be allowed.