IMPEACHMENT

The Baker-Hamilton report concludes the war in Iraq is bad and is getting worse.  More American soldiers and Iraqi civilians are being killed and wounded every day.  A senior republican senator yesterday called the war “criminal”.  The war is costing billions a month that could be used for social and economic programs.  Behind this folly that many are now calling the greatest disaster in the history of American foreign policy is George Bush and his crew.

       Surely if there was ever a case for the impeachment of a dangerous president this is it. However the Democratic leadership feel an attempt at  impeachment would tear the country to pieces.  Is there any way to express one’s disgust.  Go to    www.VoteToImpeach.org and add your name.  It’s not much but it’s something and who knows where it might lead?

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  1. 1
    Barbara Says:

    EXCUSE ME!!!!!! Just where do Canadians get off telling US citizens how they should run their government???????????? If Americans express any opinion on who should be Prime Minister of Canada or if Americans have any influence on the Prime Minister of Canada, there is great uproar here. I’ll stop at this point before I really blow my top.

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    Paul Geraghty Says:

    Barbara – you have a point but then it does appear that the USA bugged our dear Princess Di so who is in charge in the US matters a hell of a lot more than who is in charge in Candada methinks!!

  3. 3
    Paul Geraghty Says:

    Sorry – that should of course be Canada not Candada!!

  4. 4
    Barbara Says:

    Paul, if Princess Di was bugged, that was wrong. However, bugging goes on everywhere — perhaps even by Canadians (perish the thought!). If Putin had Princess Di bugged, would we be signing a petition for his impeachment? How do you know he wasn’t bugging the Princess?
    Still, signing onto a petition that presumably is meant for US citizens to sign so that it would have some meaning within the USA, is also inappropriate.
    Fortunately, because anyone can sign any petition as many times as they re-invent an identity for themselves, these petitions have no validity.

  5. 5
    Barbara Says:

    And just for the record, he’d probably be grateful if he were impeached and the heat currently on him were off.
    When the rest of the world gets to vote on who should be president of the USA, then such a petition would make sense. However, then Canadians would have to take responsibility for the decisions made, as the US citizens must.
    Bush’s election was a bad decision. Not my choice, for the record! His impeachment would be bad for the country and, probably, for the world. There won’t be another presidential election for two more years, remember. Cheney would become president for two more years.

  6. 6
    jim Says:

    I reserve the right, as a Canadian citizen, to be allowed to listen to anything anyone has to say about Canada
    or Canadians, derogatory or not, with one caveat, and that is the US-er speaking out cannot be a VIP. You see, if he/she is a VIP I have no means to get equivalent media coverage challenging what they said. So shaddup. I love face to face friendly confrontations.If I were to summarize what people south of the border had to say about me behind my back it would go something like this “Jim stands as a man of commanding form and imposing bearing, superb sartorialy, accoutred nobly, and a breeder of fine stallions.” This acknowledgement allows me to return the compliment with “Bush will go down in history as the most odious religious fanatic disaster of all the US presidents” The sad part is he will love it.

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    Paul Geraghty Says:

    Barbara – Just for the record I do not think that bugging Princess Di is an impeachable offence!! I agree with you that non-US citizens have no vote in US domestic affairs. We do have a right, however, to express our opinion on the person in the world whose foreign policy choices have the greatest impact on the rest of that world. For your info I would gladly vote to “impeach” Blair were that possible. Fortunately the British people will soon have an opportunity to pick a leader whose electability is not directly proportionate to his ability to raise money to get himself elected!!!

  8. 8
    Barbara Says:

    Sure, Paul, people have a right to express an opinion. People also have a right to express a contrary opinion. Or to critique the logic of another’s opinion.
    I will wait for some ill-informed U.S. legislator to criticize Canada for its immigration policies and more liberal attitudes towards same-sex marriage and marijuana. It will be interesting to read Canadian response to that.
    I went to that website whose sponsorship is never identified and read the petition. They would have the US legislature impeach Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Rumsfeld. Should that happen and should they be successful (extremely doubtful because you cannot be impeached for immorality per se, but for a proven illegality connected to your government position), that would leave an immense vacuum. Where do you find the replacements all of a sudden and maintain the smooth running of a government? It just doesn’t make sense to me.

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    Vladimir Says:

    If we asked the PM of Iraq, Nori al Maliki, at the eye of the storm, whether US troops should withdraw from Iraq, what would be his response? If they asked him whether George Bush should be impeached, what would he say?

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    jim Says:

    In comment number 6 I told VIPs from south of the border to refrain from making any comments about Canada or Canadians, unless we were allowed to use their podium for a retort.Well the US Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins spewed forth with his usual verbal diarrhea by expressing an opinion about Canada’s Arar when he said snarlingly that he noted Justice O’Connor head of the Arar inquiry hadn’t read the US file on Arar and then promptly contradicted himself by saying he couldn’t discuss the case as it was before the court of appeal in the US.(Note the Bush double-speak).
    He’s done it again – hit and run.


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