Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman served four terms in Congress, where she played a key role in the House impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon. In this article from the January 30, 2006 edition of The Nation, this proven expert on the subject outlines the many reasons why the impeachment of George Bush is justified.
"Finally, it has started. People have begun to speak of impeaching President George W. Bush--not in hushed whispers but openly, in newspapers, on the Internet, in ordinary conversations and even in Congress."
"Like many others, I have been deeply troubled by Bush's breathtaking scorn for our international treaty obligations under the United Nations Charter and the Geneva Conventions. I have also been disturbed by the torture scandals and the violations of US criminal laws at the highest levels of our government they may entail."
"As a matter of constitutional law, these and other misdeeds constitute grounds for the impeachment of President Bush. A President, any President, who maintains that he is above the law--and repeatedly violates the law--thereby commits high crimes and misdemeanors, the constitutional standard for impeachment and removal from office."
"No President can be permitted to commit high crimes and misdemeanors with impunity."
Now if only George Bush would get oral sex in the oval office, it would be a slam dunk.