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Ralph Nader calls for impeachment

Very interesting. Those of you who have known me for a while are aware that I supported Clinton's impeachment. If it can be proven that Bush led America into war with Iraq under false pretenses, I would support impeachment for this as well, in addition to formal removal from office (though I suspect he'd resign first). I'm fair that way: both certainly count as conduct unbecoming the President of the United States, and Bush's offense would unquestionably be far worse, given the number of people killed during the process.

One problem, however, is that I have trouble believing that Nader's motives are entirely pure, given his previous political activity. On the other hand, it's safer for him to make this initial call for action than for any of the current Democratic leaders.

As I said, interesting.

EDIT: Terrance comments on it here.


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Jun. 1st, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
Three words for you .... President Dick Cheney.

Talk about the nuclear option?!?!?! "Impeach me and I'm taking the country with me!"


Really though I the issue of weather he should be impeached aside, I don't see this story going anywhere.
Jun. 1st, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
The first line of the article calls for impeachment of both Bush and Cheney.

As for whether it goes anywhere, I don't know. Believe it or not, how hard it hits the blogosphere may be a factor: if it becomes the topic du jour, it's become standard for regular news outlets to then give it more attention, and then it becomes an issue.

Its dissemination may also indicate whether Nader still has any credibility at all with the general newsreading public.
Jun. 1st, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yes but the joke only works with shock and awe over "President Dick Cheney". :)

If I was actually trying to scare you I would have pointed out the truth, which is President Dennis Hastert. How is that for a nuclear option? :)

On the Blogosphere attention I'm not sure what to say. It's been covered again and again, I posted the issue with the memo several weeks back. Evidence of manipulating information for a war in Iraq started cropping up shortly after the invasion of Afganistan. So while it's possible things could change, I see nothing to indicate this will be any different than the other stories.
Jun. 1st, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)

*cowers into a fetal position over President Hastert* :)

Yep, definitely have to give you credit for early posting of the memo story. I guess I just hope something will come of it.

Love for the blinky owl!
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