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 voted against the authorization of military force against Iraq in 2002. He has also voted consistently against funding the war.
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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4 thoughts on “Kucinich’s Impeachment Resolution”
His presentation is hours and hours of solid substance. There’s nearly no filler. Just straight facts, very damning facts. It isn’t going to go anywhere, and is largely a symbolic gesture, but it’s still a damn good thing that he’s doing it. We need someone in our country to stand up for what’s right.
Kucinich is wasting everyone’s time. The GW Bush presidency is almost over. Even if impeachment were successful the cost/ benefit ratio is not there.
GW Bush deserves worse than impeacment. He deserves to be taken out and shot . Besides lying us into the Iraq fiasco, he was criminally incompetent.
My guess is that GW Bush will will retire to Paraguay and Cheney will go to Dubai. Neither country has extradition treaties with the USA.
We need to put the stupidity of the past 7+ years behind us.
gasdocpol: I know Dennis is fighting a useless cause, and many citizens witnessed the history plod by before their eyes, despite the 2006 elections. But hearing the record of Bush’s crimes laid out is staggering and excellently coherent. We absolutely do need to move on, but the compilation of everything in this resolution is a scrapbook for posterity that we must not forget. It lays out where we are, how we got there, and everything that we must now do to reverse this tragic course.
What I would like to see is to have everyone just abstain rather than to vote against impeachment.