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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-07 05:23 PM
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18. I feel that there is a very disturbing trend that is likely to blow up into WW III if
some big changes aren't made.

Reagan felt that he could wage war against Nicaragua secretly, even though he was explicitly told be Congress not to do it. And then when he was found out, though there was an investigation into the matter, nothing was ever done about it at the Presidential or VP level. Reagan should have been impeached for that.

Then, George HW Bush felt it was ok to wage a bombing campaign against Panama, just to go after to single man. And our country accepted that.

And now we have his son waging a preemptive war against a sovereign country, for which he had to lie repeatedly to the American public and to Congress in order to justify that war. The record is clear on that point. If a US President can't be impeached for lying his country into war, then what exactly would constitute an impeachable offense? And yet our Congress does nothing about it. Even if they do end up impeaching Bush and Cheney, it will be a big big mistake if lying us into war isn't included among the charges. That will just be an invitation for another President to do the same thing another time.
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