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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 10:01 PM
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Jimmy Breslin: Remove Bush Over War Lies
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from Newsday, via CommonDreams:


Published on Thursday, August 30, 2007 by NewsDay.com
Remove Bush Over War Lies
by Jimmy Breslin


There had been the sound of many feet on a Brooklyn street at the first funeral, of firefighter Joseph Graffa-gnino, and at the second funeral, of firefighter Robert Beddia, a fire engine sounded in front of St. Patricks Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. In my office about an hour later, slips of paper came silently out of a machine, the slips coming from the Department of Defense and carrying the names and ages of the 14 soldiers who were killed in Iraq when their helicopter crashed. Four were under 21 and nine 25 or under. Of course the first thought was how the city at this time could handle such calamity if the 14 dead were New York firefighters or police officers. This gives a good view of the catastrophe that happens in Iraq, day after day.

But as the soldiers die at a time of national Alzheimers, there was virtually no reaction to the 14.

When anybody you elect tries to end the war, Bush blocks all intentions with a veto or threats of a veto that prevent it. And his Supreme Court is ready to validate whatever he does, this court with its five Catholic justices, and a chief who falls on his face a couple of times that we know of.

Our politicians despair that there can be no way to override Bush and save our young and everybody of any age in Iraq.

Of course there is. By all the energy and dignified disgust of a nation that needs it to keep any semblance of greatness, there is an extraordinary need for an impeachment of this president and his vice president.

You start an impeachment with an investigator who starts to develop a case. Thats what got Nixon out. He had the most expensive, elaborate defense in the world, and when they were pressed his assistants folded and Nixon quit. I wonder whether Bush and his people can do any better when pressed.

I have here in front of me a large number of pages that I keep for their significance. They are from a United States Senate hearing and are titled, In Re Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton.

He was only the 42nd person in our nation to make the commitment to faithfully execute the Office of the President and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

He was being impeached over lying about girls. .....(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/08/30/3518 /



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