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    more ardent than I am on the subject of impeachment. Just the same, I am ashamed that George W. Bush has succeeded in co-opting me into his climate of fear. What is my particular fear? It is the fear that impeachment would fail.

    Bill Clinton was tried in the Senate, and the result was an insufficiency of votes to convict him on the charges. Clinton then tucked his tail between his legs (figuratively speaking) and seemed to keep his nose clean for the remainder of his time as President. Presuming that we could not muster 67 votes against Mr. Bush, what sort of behavior could we expect from him post-trial?

    Bush would be enraged. There would be no limit to his vindictiveness. He would have an enormous sense of empowerment, of entitlement, and of invincibility. It would be an enormous cocaine rush for him, except for the anger. We would almost certainly regret that we provoked him.

    Still, I do not believe that we have any remaining choice except to impeach him and Mr. Cheney. If we do not do so, they will formalize the coup of 2000, overthrow the Constitution, and we will have lost any chance of retaining our democracy.

    "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by jayatRI on Thu May 24, 2007 at 09:59:50 PM PDT

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