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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:17 AM
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Former Pentagon Official: "Impeach early and often. That's my advice."
Former Pentagon Official Speaks Out on Crimes of Doug Feith, Dick Cheney, and Plans for Iran War

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SWANSON: Reps. Kucinich and Conyers have suggested they would impeach Bush if he attacks Iran. Good idea? What about impeaching first to prevent it?

KWIATKOWSKI: Great idea. Impeach early and often. That's my advice. It can be done by the House so easily, for so little. Most senior members of the administration involved in our disastrous foreign policy and our incredibly stupid approach to fighting terrorism could be easily impeached for incompetence, wrongdoing, dishonesty, failure to honor the spirit and letter of the constitution and other laws, even in my view, traitorous acts, placing the interests of foreign countries above those of the United States. Some of these impeached officials would be easily removed from office by the Senate, and we would regain our honor as a nation by publicly recognizing their misbehavior.

SWANSON: Who's running this show, Bush or Cheney or a group?

KWIATKOWSKI: I suspect it is Cheney, and Cheney's network of like-minded, old Cold Warriors struggling for money, power and relevance in a post-Cold War age. Hence the war on terror, hence the demonization of Russia, Iran and China by members of the Cheney clique. Cheney and those who share his worldview in Washington are dinosaurs, but they have big teeth, big appetites, and they aren't dead yet. Apparently, Cheney is also personally feared by many Republicans and Democrats alike. I don't know why. Are they afraid he'll curse at them and call them names? Bush doesn't seem to be much of an organization man. He seems more like the Paris Hilton of politics. He goes to the parties, he shows up, he has a good time, but doesn't take anything too seriously. Cheney seems to take world domination seriously, and he has a lot of friendly, and fearful, folks on board.

much more at:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/19202
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:22 AM
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1. "Impeach early and often": This should be our motto!
Seriously, how many impeachable offenses have the Insane Clown Posse committed? There should be a seperate set of hearings for each. If these dirtbags can't be removed from office, let the remainder of trheir maladministration undergo Death By A Thousand Impeachments.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:35 AM
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2. So what's stopping us from doing it?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:42 AM
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4. I wish I knew. nt
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:37 AM
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3. Hear! Hear! Yes! I'm for that!
Impeach for every single crime!

NO ONE is above the law....not smarmy little Gonzales, nor snarling evil Cheney; not the criminally negligent Condoleezza, nor the smirking vacuous Liar in Chief; not any member of his dispicable cabinet; nor the blood-thirsty, war mongering, war-profiteering members of the Senate or the House either...

NO ONE is above the law Are you listening Pete? Are you listening Heather?



grrrr
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:46 AM
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5. Is anyone in Congress paying attention? - n/t
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:37 AM
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9. No one I have spoken with
feels that Congress is listening at all.

I tend to agree, but with a few exceptions like Kucinich, Conyers, Waxman and I'm forgetting several.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:40 PM
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13. Either they impeach, or they are complicit in the crimes of this administration.
Why that doesn't light a fire under their respective asses, I can only guess.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 06:00 PM
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15. There is so much collusion, who could know anymore, porph.
Edited on Mon Mar-05-07 06:01 PM by vickiss
I'm so tired of ending up disappointed/disgusted with our reps.

But at least I don't have to deal with Ricky Scumtorum anymore! :) :woohoo:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:40 PM
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16. Yeah, I guess you could only move up from him.
Congrats on getting rid of that psycho santorum, by the way.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:46 AM
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6. Bush is the Paris Hilton of politics!
I love it! :rofl:

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Rydz777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:20 AM
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7. Iceberg
What is depressing is that the tip of the iceberg is just emerging. In the months ahead we are going to see more and more of the truth, and while the truth may "set us free," it is also going to be awful to behold the number of lies, the amount of deception, the extent of moral corruption in this administration. In a hearing last week, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va) said that the Bush administration had "squandered" the wealth of this nation - which is a fact - but it has also squandered the moral capital of the executive branch. It's going to take a lot of time to recover from this ongoing disaster.
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itsmesgd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:21 AM
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8. Impeachment will take too long, make him leave
We need some big people to walk up the shrub and tell him that it is time for him to leave now, hand him his bags, and walk him to the chopper for a last trip out of DC.
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:55 PM
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12. It would take weeks, not months
Unlike the Clinton farce (3 months total), there are no "fact witnesses" here.

And there's nothing to "investigate." The regime admits and "defends" the war crimes and illegal spying on Americans.

All that is required is a vote to put Senators on the spot to become actively complicit with these crimes or act like Real Americans.

Bushcheney won't be packing bags until it's made real to them. They don't recognize "big people."

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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:43 AM
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10. (they) are dinosaurs, but they have big teeth, big appetites, and they aren't dead yet.
that sums it up nicely.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:44 AM
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11. why ARE they afraid of Cheney?
That is a very interesting question, i think.
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:28 PM
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14. A fairly bleak assessment,
but generally spot-on (I'd quibble on a point or two).

The Colonel is a courageous woman (watch your back, Colonel) and a credit to our Armed Forces.

And we, the people, need to make clear that "following orders" (whether this is due to ignorance, moral-cowardice, perceived self-interest -- or whatever) isn't sufficient justification for participating in illegal acts, particularly illegal acts on the scale of abetting creating (or entering) a state-of-war without explicit, specific Congressional authorization -- or abetting the deception of Congress into giving such authorization on false assertions, manipulated intelligence, etc.
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:44 PM
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17. kick
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:23 PM
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18. "He seeems more like the Paris Hilton of politics." KR

A hidden gem:

"Bush doesn't seem to be much of an organization man. He seems more like the Paris Hilton of politics. He goes to the parties, he shows up, he has a good time, but doesn't take anything too seriously. Cheney seems to take world domination seriously, and he has a lot of friendly, and fearful, folks on board."
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:33 PM
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19. Cheney and those ... dinosaurs ... big teeth ... they aren't dead yet.
Absolutely great description.

Cheney and those who share his worldview in Washington are dinosaurs, but they have big teeth, big appetites, and they aren't dead yet.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:43 PM
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20. Yeh, I bet those Iranians
who would be set up to die by bushbombs would love it if the Congress "Impeached Early and Impeached Often"!

Not After.
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