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  •  On what grounds? (1+ / 0-)
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    Simplify

    He should definitely be out on his ass...

    ...but what crime can he be legally convicted of?

    -5.75 -4.72 3.14159 2.71828

    by xynz on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 10:01:39 PM PST

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    •  An excellent question (7+ / 0-)

      Lesse here...

      Cong. Rangel Calls on Congress to Impeach Defense Secretary Rumsfeld

      108th Congress, 2nd Session, House Resolution 629
      Impeaching Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense.
      May 6, 2004

      Article I:  Lying to Congress about Iraqi WMD and ties to Al Qaeda
      Article II:  Spending money Congress allocated for Afghanistan on Iraq
      Article III:  Sending an inadequate force to Iraq, contrary to military advice
      Article IV:  Abrogating Geneva Conventions, which led to atrocitiets (torture etc.)
      Article V:  Abdication of responsibility by allowing atrocities
      Article VI:  Abdication of responsibility to investigate atrocities
      Article VII:  Abdication of responsibility to inform President of atrocities
      Article VIII:  Misleading Congress by suppressing information about atrocities
      Article IX:  Direct responsibility for atrocities

      Of those, I think Article II and Article IV are the clearest-cut cases, although I agree with all of them.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 10:50:12 PM PST

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      •  I agree, articles II and IV are proveable crimes (0+ / 0-)

        asdf

        -5.75 -4.72 3.14159 2.71828

        by xynz on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 11:19:34 PM PST

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      •  380 Tons of Explosives left unguarded (3+ / 0-)
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        Ted Hitler, Simplify, drbloodaxe

        DeadeyeDick directing David Kay all around, leaving Rummy guarding the henhouse full of eggs.

        They should be accountable for this one single "oversight".

        NYTimes-2003

        BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 24 - The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives - used to demolish buildings, make missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons - are missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations.

        The huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, was supposed to be under American military control but is now a no man's land, still picked over by looters as recently as Sunday. United Nations weapons inspectors had monitored the explosives for many years, but White House and Pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished sometime after the American-led invasion last year.

        The White House said President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, was informed within the past month that the explosives were missing. It is unclear whether President Bush was informed. American officials have never publicly announced the disappearance, but beginning last week they answered questions about it posed by The New York Times and the CBS News program "60 Minutes."

        George Allen < "Please run in 2008!! We like the cut of his timbers"

        by Theghostofkarlafayetucker on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 11:29:08 PM PST

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    •  Mass Murder by Gross Negligence (0+ / 0-)

      Rumsfeld is responsible for the deaths of more people than Charles Mansion.

      Any competent prosecutor could make a knockdown case against him in a day or two.

      At least Mansion took responsibility for his actions, a more honorable man than Rumsfeld.

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