Should George Bush be Impeached?

George Bush has argued long and hard that the front line against terror is the war in Iraq and that the Iraq war is defeating terrorism and making the U.S (and the world) a safer place.

Now a leaked classified report from all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies shows that Bush’s arguments are rubbish. The report concludes the war in Iraq has spawned a new wave of Islamic radicalism and increased the global threat of terror.  Bush’s position is turned on its head.  After almost 3000 American military dead and thousands of civilians killed, we now learn from an authoritative intelligence source in the US itself that the whole reckless Iraq war is counterproductive.

       The decision to go to war is the most serious an American president can make.  It now turns out that Bush’s prodigal expenditure of treasure and lives in Iraq has made the world less safe.

      Is this not a reason for impeachment?  Could there be a more serious reason?  Nor is talk of impeachment (growing in the U.S) all that far-fetched.  Polls now show that the Democrats will retake the House in the November elections and have a good shot also of winning the Senate. If this happens I predict George Bush will be impeached. What do you think?

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    jim Says:

    jim says:-
    I hope the US citizens picked up on the fact that when the two additional declassified chapters from the Senate Select Committee,one
    chapter refuted Saddam’s connection to terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. The refutation was adopted 14-1 by the Committee.What was most interesting was Senators Hagel and Snowe (both Republicans)voting to issue a chapter draft prepared by the Minority staff because Snowe said “this was because it was closer to the truth”. By the way if the New York Times is the newspaper of record why don’t they nail down Bully Bush and have him answer all the questions he’s ducked in the past i.e. gaping holes in his military record. 30

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    Neil McKenty Says:

    I’m not surprised by Senators Hagel and Snowe issuing a chapter draft prepared by the minority staff. Olympia Snowe particularly has always been a very independent Republican.

    I have no doubt the New York Times would like to have Bush’s total career on record. But how would they go about nailing him down. He’s slipped the hook of all the rest of the media for the last six years. I doubt we’ll get the real skinny on Bush until he is long out of office.

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    Barbara Says:

    Neil, make no mistake about it — I believe no one deserves impeachment more than W. However, impeachment has become a knee-jerk response thanks to the Republicans who debased the process by unsuccessfully impeaching Clinton on specious charges. It is a very serious and very long process. It should be. W has only two more years to go and likely with a Congress to oppose him at every turn — a lame duck with his wings clipped. Putting the nation through an impeachment process (looking to the world as if the USA has no leader) while they are waging a painfully unsuccessful war could be turned against the Democrats. And who would succeed the impeached W? Dick Cheney. No thanks. There are things worse than putting up with an impotent idiot for two more years. Let history crucify him. Impeach Rumsfeld instead.

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    There’s a lot in what you say, Barbara. Problem is if the crime of lying the U.S. into an unecessary war goes unpunished, what happens when the next president with a criminal mind gets into office? The thought of Cheney succeeding him gives one pause. But Cheney;s hands would be tied after a successful Bush impeachment. To let this fiasco go unpunished is more than I can cope with. I also think that it would show the rest of the world that the U.S. has recovered its bearings. I think it need not necessarily be a terrbily long process. As you so well point out there are pros and cons.

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    Gene Says:

    The best that we can hope for is for a newly elected democratic congress to Censure Bush and Rumsfeld and perhaps Cheney too. We should not let Bush and Rumsfeld go down in history uncensured! If incompetence is as reason for censure, then Bremmer should be censured too; his early decisions alienated the Sunnis including the ex-military and made the end result of the Iraq affair a foregone conclusion.


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