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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 03:41 PM
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7. I agree NewJeffCT...
...yesterday on Olbermann's show Barney Frank made two points.. 1) as CIC, Bush can do as he pleases with our troops, re: implementing his "surge", etc..., and 2) that the last Congress has already passed the defense budget, so Bush has access to all the money he needs for this year...

so if I understood his points correctly, then the only option I can think of to stop this madness is impeachment.. up until yesterday, I subscribed to John Dean's strategy of investigating and indicting subordinates in the administration, working our way up to the top..., but today, I see impeachment as the only way to stop this dangerously delusional administration... I'm hoping there are enough reds in the Senate who care more for their political future and their constituents and vote to impeach along with the Dems... wouldn't that be something..?

Mike Malloy mentioned on one of his shows last week that if a president is impeached, he CANNOT be pardoned.. (they were talking about Nixon, I believe, but the statute still stands) ... that thought made me smile..

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  -If Bush wants troops to stay in Iraq, can Congress actually stop him? NewJeffCT  Jan-04-07 03:09 PM   #0 
  - They could try invoking the War Powers Act  TechBear_Seattle   Jan-04-07 03:19 PM   #1 
  - I think that is what he'll do  NewJeffCT   Jan-04-07 03:31 PM   # 
  - They can vote to end the war and redeploy the troops.  Fridays Child   Jan-04-07 03:20 PM   #2 
  - If enough Republicans want to hold their seats, they'll give the Dems a veto-proof majority.  OrangeCountyDemocrat   Jan-04-07 03:28 PM   #3 
  - Maybe...  Fridays Child   Jan-04-07 03:47 PM   #10 
  - I don't think that would work  NewJeffCT   Jan-04-07 03:29 PM   #4 
  - they can refuse to provide suplemental funding  leftofthedial   Jan-04-07 03:31 PM   #5 
  - The war has already been provided for for 2007  NewJeffCT   Jan-04-07 03:32 PM   #6 
     - the "surge" (or whatever it's called today)  leftofthedial   Jan-04-07 03:50 PM   #11 
  - I agree NewJeffCT...  PoiBoy   Jan-04-07 03:41 PM   #7 
  - I believe you are correct  NewJeffCT   Jan-04-07 03:43 PM   #8 
  - The "basic" DOD funding bill for '07 is in place. There's the possibility of attempting to derail  pinto   Jan-04-07 03:44 PM   #9 
     - I think they'll play shell games with the money  NewJeffCT   Jan-04-07 03:56 PM   #12 
        - Yeah, it's likely. They have the track record for the money shell game already.  pinto   Jan-04-07 04:11 PM   #13 

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