Bush Impeachment Crimes Will Not Be Buried

Kucinich reads Bush impeachment resolution.

Two weeks ago Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) brought an impeachment resolution against President George W. Bush to the House floor.x30x31 It took him nearly five hours to read the resolution’s 35 articles.x32 Each article charges Bush with a criminal act, cites the laws violated and gives supporting evidence.x33 Among the criminal acts are: pushing false propaganda to promote war against Iraq, spending funds marked for operations in Afghanistan to prepare the Iraq invasion, attacking Iraq without meeting Congress’s requirement that such force would help fight 9-11 culprits, failure to provide available vehicle and body armor to U.S. soldiers in Iraq, helping expose CIA spy Valerie Plame, helping and allowing massive fraud and waste in Iraq contracts, false imprisonment, authorizing and encouraging torture, authorizing and encouraging kidnapping, permitting imprisonment of children, making secret law, using the military in domestic law enforcement, warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, using signing statements to violate laws, refusing to comply with Congressional subpoenas, corrupting the Justice Department to undermine fair elections, conspiring to corrupt and manipulate the 2004 & 2006 elections, deceiving Congress about cost in order to get his Medicare drug bill passed, failure to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Katrina, altering scientific findings about climate change, ignoring 9-11 warnings, and obstructing 9-11 investigation. Congress sent the measure to the Judiciary Committee, where Kucinich’s earlier bill to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney has, by and large, sat moldering for more than a year.x34x35 But Kucinich says the Bush impeachment measure will be different:

Leadership wants to bury it, but this is one resolution that will be coming back from the dead. … We’ll come back and many of us will be reading this [on the House floor], and we’ll come back with 60 articles, not 35.x36

So, many of Bush’s crimes are now on an official, historical record. And each Congressman has the chance to sign-on and show that one stood for the Constitution and the Republic.

Kucinich introduces articles of impeachment – CSPAN


30 Links to each article of impeachment with full text and video of Kucinich reading it – kucinich.us

‘ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH‘ – introduced by Rep. Kucinich, 2008-06-09, PDF file with full text

31 ‘Kucinich presents Bush impeachment articles’ by David Edwards and Mike Sheehan, The Raw Story, Monday June 9, 2008

32 ‘Mainstream media yawns as Kucinich offers impeachment’ by Muriel Kane, The Raw Story, Tuesday June 10, 2008

33 ‘Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment: A Three-Part Guide’ By Elizabeth de la Vega, The Public Record, June 14, 2008

‘Articles of Impeachment for President George W. Bush – U.S. and International Violations Alleged’ – a table by Elizabeth de la Vega, The Public Record

‘Articles of Impeachment for President George W. Bush’ – a table by Elizabeth de la Vega, The Public Record

34 ‘House votes to send impeachment resolution to Judiciary Committee’ By Nick Juliano, The Raw Story, 11 June 2008

35 ‘Tricky Republicans Give Cheney Impeachment New Life’ The Paragraph, November 11th, 2007

36 ‘Kucinich Vows to Keep Up Impeachment Fight’ – Capitol Briefing by Ben Pershing, The Washington Post, June 11, 2008

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By Quinn Hungeski – Posted at G.N.N. & TheParagraph.com

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