Know why the US is broke and hated? Kucinich lays out the deep doo-doo in his move to impeach G.W. Bush.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D-Ohio) 35-article resolution to impeach President George W. Bush is being read into the record this evening, June 10, by the House Clerk. It began at 8:25pm ET, and may be watched live on CSPAN-TV. Kucinich read his resolution into the record on Monday. It took five hours. Watch the archived video here. Hat tip to V4Hill.
He had spoken eloquently on the floor of Congress leading up to the Iraq War Powers Vote. I haven’t been able to locate that speech, but here’s his A Prayer for America Speech given on February 17, 2002 in Los Angeles.
From Kucinich’s Wikipedia entry:
Kucinich cited the war as one of his primary reasons for entering the 2008 presidential race. He said that the 2006 mid-term elections were a message that Americans were unhappy with the situation in Iraq. “Instead of heeding those concerns and responding with a strong and immediate change in policies and direction,” Kucinich said, “the Democratic congressional leadership seems inclined to continue funding the perpetuation of the war.”
The “Kucinich Plan” for Iraq includes an immediate withdrawal of all US troops and contractors, as well as the closing of military bases, to be replaced with a UN peacekeeping force. He would also work towards rebuilding the Iraqi infrastructure and economy, and “repair[ing] our relationship with Iraqis and with the world”.
He defies Nancy Pelosi and his his party’s leadership by moving forward with his Impeachment Resolution. A vote may take place on Wednesday, June 11. (His 2007 resolution to impeach VP Dick Cheney did not fly.)
The 20-page Impeachment Resolution can be downloaded here (PDF): bush_impeach. You can also read it as text right on Dennis’ website. It covers topics ranging from the illegally-declared war to gold-plated gyms; from torture, graft and falsified records to waste and imprisonment of children in Guantanamo; from the murdering of Iraqi citizens to permanent military bases in Iraq; from secret laws, illegal wiretaps and executive orders to military espionage being used to collect information on US citizens, and capturing of their private emails and phone numbers by telephone companies, from the illegal political firings of US Attorneys to the purging of voter rolls, voter fraud, and voter suppression in Ohio’s 2004 Presidential elections; from a plan to dissolve Medicare by making it inviable — to the willful failure, despite multiple warnings to protect life and property, prior to, during, and following Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1282 people and caused undue violence to the people and their environment. Failure to heed alarming warnings in the PDB article that Bin Laden would soon attack the US. The article told the who, what, and possible where of the terrorist attacks. Much more.
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