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  •  At the moment incompetence is not (1+ / 0-)
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    a High crime and/or Misdemeanor.

    Be carefull what you shoot at, most things in here don't react well to bullets-Sean Connery .... Captain Marko Ramius -Hunt For Red October

    by JML9999 on Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 07:59:20 PM PDT

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    •  And neither are any other crimes. (9+ / 0-)

      Because the political will is not there.

      But Johnson got impeached twice for gross incompetence, and Clinton as we all know for a blowjob.

      So in fact an impeachable offense is anything Congress says it is.

      My prediction is that he will finally go down for not cleaning up after Barney in the Rose Garden.

    •  For 230 years it has always meant... (7+ / 0-)

      ...whatever Congress says it means. For example:

      ...Give Mister Bush a choice: Withdraw from Iraq and stop his "Cut & Run" from Osama bin Laden or face the following charges:

      ...Count One: Dereliction of Duty to wit: For failing to kill or capture the Architect of the 9/11 attacks and the Commander-in-Chief of al-Qaeda forces who declared war against the United States, namely one Osama bin Laden.

      ...Count Two: Dereliction of Duty to wit: For allowing the escape of one Osama bin Laden from the battlefield at Tora Bora, when United States forces had him cornered and could have destroyed the Commander-in-Chief of al-Qaeda.

      ...Count Three: Dereliction of Duty to wit: For dividing and/or redeploying American forces in the face of the enemy in Afghanistan, and opening a new front in the GWOT by invading the sovereign nation of Iraq, who was at that time at peace with the United States of America, thus jeopardizing the over-all mission of killing or capturing the Architect of the 9/11 attacks and the Commander-in-Chief of al-Qaeda.

      Don't tell me there's not enough votes to do it.
      Isn't there anyone in Congress who knows what a "privileged motion" is? It only takes someone with the guts to oppose this Decider, one person with courage to make Mister Bush obey the will of the people:

      Madam Speaker, I move a privileged motion before the House. I move the impeachment of the President of the United States, one George Walker Bush, for the following high crimes and misdemeanors, to wit:
      1-Dereliction of duty (as stated above).
      2-Endangering the national security of the U.S. by failing to kill the Architect of the 9/11 attacks and the Commander-in-Chief of al-Qaeda, one Osama bin Laden.
      3-For committing the crime of "Aggressive War" by his Doctrine of Pre-emption under the Nuremberg Protocols, against a sovereign nation that posed no threat and never attacked us.
      4-For committing war crimes and crimes against humanity under the Geneva Conventions under the "Rules for Occupying Powers" for killing over 670,000 Iraqis, creating over one million refugees, bombing their cities and towns thus destroying their nation, and for torturing and imprisoning their citizens.

       "Incompetence" appears to be the least of his "crimes".

      Change the course--change the Captain. Change the crew. But save the ship!

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 08:18:50 PM PDT

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    •  That's not really accurate... (2+ / 0-)
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      Andrew Johnson was brought up on impeachment charges more for incompetence and corruption than "high crimes and misdemeanors".

      "The waging of war, by its nature, is total - but the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial." -- Daniel Berrigan

      by Rico on Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 09:03:58 PM PDT

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      •  I'm presuming that Corruption falls (1+ / 0-)
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        in between High Crimes and misdemeanors.

        Be carefull what you shoot at, most things in here don't react well to bullets-Sean Connery .... Captain Marko Ramius -Hunt For Red October

        by JML9999 on Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 09:10:13 PM PDT

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