Some Evidence for Nancy Pelosi

Recently on The View, Nancy Pelosi stated that “if somebody had a crime that the president had committed” (what she later refers to as “the goods”), she might consider impeachment hearings.

Um.  Okay.  Well, here are the goods. Or, at least, the tip of the iceberg:

Vincent Bugliosi, the L.A. attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson in 1970 and recent author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, presented documented evidence that Bush Administration officials took the country to war under false pretenses and are therefore, under law, guilty of the deaths of over over 4,000 American soldiers. Not to mention what the war has done to the Iraqis.

On Friday, Mike Barnicle interviewed Ron Suskind, author of The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism, which presents documented evidence that the White House ordered the CIA to “manufacture” evidence connecting Iraq to Al-Queda.

I think its time for Ms. Pelosi and others to stop pretending that Congress’ daily order of business is more important than calling into question the widespread misconduct overarching this highly questionable administration.

At the very least, an illegal war resulting in thousands of deaths and expenditure of trillions of dollars — much of it unaccounted, much of it now in the coffers of businesses directly connected to Bush Administration officials — is an extremely dangerous precedent to let stand.

Impeachment Petition Deadline Midnight Tonight

Last Friday the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss the Bush Administration’s abuse of executive power. For the first time the case for impeachment was discussed in front of a Congressional committee over the span of what became a six hour session, attended by twenty members of the Judiciary Committee. Dennis Kucinich and four other members of Congress testified. Kucinich called for impeachment of the President for misrepresenting a case for war.

Videos of the hearing are here.

Kucinich is now assembling signatures from an online impeachment petition which he will present to members of Congress this week. Midnight tonight is the deadline.

If you are an American and value the freedoms afforded to us by the Constitution; if you would like to ensure that a Bush Administration legacy of curtailed Constitutional rights does not endure, please consider signing the petition.

Preliminary Impeachment Hearings Begin

Preliminary impeachment hearings begin this coming Friday, July 25th. Congressman Kucinich has an online petition here. And a video of the hearing is expected to be posted here.

Things we can all do to make sure that this preliminary hearing turns into something more substantial:

  1. Contact every member of the Judiciary and insist that they attend the hearing! The hearing is on a Friday and they usually don’t work on Fridays.  Faxing is absolutely worth a try. If you wish to email them in one fell swoop, do so here.

  2. To leave a comment on voicemail, the Democrats’ House Judiciary Office is 202-225-3951 and the Republicans’ is 202-225-6504.  Remember that NINE House Republicans voted to send Kucinich’s latest impeachment proposal, H.Res.1345 — which stated that Bush had lied to Congress to get authorization for his invasion of Iraq — to the Judiciary Committee: Brady (TX), Gilchrest (MD), Walter Jones (NC), Manzullo (IL), Tim Murphy (PA), Ron Paul (TX), Reichert (WA), Christopher Shays (CT), and Mike Turner (OH)

  3. Call your Representative (Congressional Switchboard: 1-800-828-0498) and urge him/her to call for formal hearings in the Judiciary (preferably to begin prior to the commencement of the August recess 2 weeks after July 25.  Ask him/her to sign Kucinich’s resolutions to impeach Bush (H.Res.1258 and H.Res.1345).  Thus far, Wexler (FL-19), Woolsey (CA-6), Barbara Lee (CA-9), Hinchey (NY-22), Baldwin (WI-02), Farr (CA-17), and Towns (NY-10) have co-sponsored H.Res.1258 and Wexler (FL-19) and Barbara Lee (CA-9) have co-sponsored H.Res.1345.

  4. Send an “official” email to your Representative via Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s impeachment petition.

  5. Contact the mainstream media and insist that they report on the impeachment issue and cover the July 25th hearing.  Write a letter to your local newspaper.  Email and/or call national media outlets.  A list of various media outlets can be found here.

  6. Spread the word.

Good night, and good luck.

Nine Republicans Vote for Impeachment Hearings, Ten Abstain

From the Daily Kos.  Dennis Kucinich has received support from Pelosi (report via FOX News!?) for his recent, far more specific article referencing Iraq war intelligence; and now support further still from Congress itself.

This a week or so after I hear from an unusual chain of sources that the tide of opinion in Congress may be turning.

In similar news, Lou Dobbs seems to think Bush should be impeached becasue of the tomatoes. Odd, but yeah, sure. Why not?

Call to impeach Bush

Wow, Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich spent 290 minutes on the House floor Monday, reading Articles of Impeachment against President George Bush.

What an awesome birthday present for Layla!

Crooks and Liars has a great article with video from Countdown.

Update: There’s an active online impeachment petition here on Democrats.com, an attempt to get the Democrats to actually do something. And a quick google reveals that there are a lot of these things. ImpeachBush.org has already gone over a million. Pick your flavor of common sense I guess.