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  •  Elizabeth Holtzman... (2+ / 0-)
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    gerrilea, aliasalias

    "The Impeachment of George W. Bush"

    http://www.amazon.com/...

    This book focuses on four articles of impeachment: The Offense of Wiretapping Surveillance in Defiance of the Law; the Offence of Lying and Inducing America to Support a War; The Offense of Reckless Indifference to the Lives and Welfare of American Troops; The Offense of Torture in Violation of U.S. Laws and Treaties. It also provides an invaluable guide to how citizens can get involved in campaigning for impeachment, as well as an important historical analysis of impeachments past. The publication of this book is a summons to action in this process.
    Funny, there were some credible Dems who were making a valid case for impeaching the former president regarding warrant-less wiretapping.  Wonder why, if this is the 'next chapter of a narrative (translated:  escalation of a policy considered an offense worthy of impeachment), it's unthinkable to consider impeachment (not necessarily Senate conviction) based on this escalation?

    I'm not making the argument that there hasn't been an expansion of dubious policies which were instituted after 9/11.  Obviously, there has been.  Had Holtzman carried the day back in 2006, this current chapter would never have been written.  Now we're left with the sad reality that if we once thought an impeachment of Bush was possible based on illegal eavesdropping, how can we not think the same of the current president for expanding those policies to include due process-free assassinations of Americans, making Bush look like a Peeping Tom in comparison?

    Heresy.  

    •  Hey, no argument here. (2+ / 0-)
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      4kedtongue, gerrilea

      If anybody ever got impeached for this sort of thing. Apparently having sex with interns is the only real impeachable offense.

      The "sad truth" is actually that an impeachment of Bush was not possible; both Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama threw that idea out.

      Although, in the interests of strict accuracy, you are putting words into my mouth as I said nothing about impeachment of anybody. Still, as it happens I agree with you, so no harm, no foul.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 02:11:43 PM PST

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