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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-08-06 11:06 PM
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5. Impeachment is easier and faster than you envision
In fact, Rep. McKinney has already filed articles in the House just today. All that is required is a majority vote in favor. Nothing else.

But as to your specifics about Ms. de la Vega, her case as written could certainly be adopted to support a vote in favor of the McKinney articles -- or a new set. But even that case, about the "run up to the war," adds unnecessary complexity.

The regime has already admitted to the impeachable offenses of violating the Geneva Article 3 protections (both a war crime and a violation US CODE Title 18, Sec. 2441) and illegal spying in violation of the FISA Act of 1978.

They simply "defend" these action (rhetorically) as lawful and not impeachable. On these issues there really is nothing to investigate or discuss. They need only be brought to a vote.

Since the purpose of impeachment is to defend the nation against ongoing and/or imminent damage by an out of control chief (and vice chief) executive, there is no need for the charges to be comprehensive. Other matters (like fraudulently Terrorizing the American People) can be dealt with through regular criminal and war crime prosecuton, after the capacity to do further damage has been removed.

Should bush and cheney choose not to resign in sequence for the good of the nation, the entire proces of removal could be done in a matter of days. A "resignation process" that includes congressional approval for a new vice president, primed to ascend to president, would also be as quick as the Gates confirmation (done in days).

So there's really no complexity to it. And no real time impediment.

All that is required is the political will. To put the nation's interest before one's personal and/or party interest.

Only Impeachment can be such a panacea.

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  -Impeachment - my (possibly) changing position - higher class  Dec-08-06 01:12 PM   #0 
  - Impeachment is complicated by time, politics.  longship   Dec-08-06 01:24 PM   #1 
  - This...  Dr_eldritch   Dec-08-06 10:39 PM   #2 
  - He need not be impeached for everything  Patsy Stone   Dec-08-06 10:54 PM   #4 
     - True, but it's like scratching a scab.  longship   Dec-09-06 02:49 AM   #8 
  - Pursuing Nixon to the point of resignation did too help!  No Exit   Dec-08-06 10:49 PM   #3 
  - Impeachment is easier and faster than you envision  Senator   Dec-08-06 11:06 PM   #5 
  - "...after the capacity to do further damage has been removed."  omega minimo   Dec-09-06 01:49 AM   #7 
  - Maybe they could attach a pay raise to the Article  Toots   Dec-09-06 08:04 AM   #9 
  - Thanks for the education. I am beginning to think it's possible.  higher class   Dec-09-06 09:18 AM   #10 
  - as I've stated elsewhere, I've also done a 180 on impeachment . . .  OneBlueSky   Dec-09-06 01:31 AM   #6 

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