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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 12:06 AM
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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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