CONGRESS SHOULD BEGIN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF BUSH AND CHENEY

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  1. B. Martwick

    B. Martwick Guest

    Nader: Iraq an Unconstitutional, Illegal War

    Based on Five Falsehoods:
    CONGRESS SHOULD BEGIN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF BUSH AND CHENEY

    "All public policy should revolve around the principle that individuals
    are responsible for what they say and do." -- George W. Bush, 1994.

    Washington, DC:
    Building on his call for the impeachment of President
    Bush and Vice President Cheney, Independent Presidential candidate Ralph
    Nader today is calling on Members of the House of Representatives to
    begin an impeachment inquiry to investigate two distinct impeachable
    offenses.

    An Impeachment Inquiry is the first step toward considering Articles of
    Impeachment. During an Impeachment Inquiry the House would investigate
    whether there are potential impeachable offenses.

    Impeachment Inquiry and the Process of Impeachment

    While the Constitution is clear in granting the impeachment power to the
    House, it leaves the development of mechanisms for exercising the power
    to the House. As noted by the Association of the Bar of the City of New
    York in "The Law of Presidential Impeachment By the Committee on Federal
    Legislation" (see: http://www.abcny.org/presimpt.htm):

    "A variety of methods have been employed to institute impeachment
    proceedings: Charges may be made orally on the floor by a Member of the
    House; a Member may submit a written statement of charges; one or more
    Members of the House may offer a resolution and place it in the
    legislative hopper; a presidential message to the House may initiate
    proceedings. The House has also received charges from a state
    legislature, from a territory, and from a grand jury. Finally, there may
    be a report of a committee of the House which may submit facts or
    charges that will lead to impeachment. Under the rules governing the
    order of business in the House a direct proposition to impeach is a
    matter of highest privilege and supersedes other business. Similar
    privileged treatment is given to propositions relating to a pending
    impeachment."

    The purpose of the Impeachment Inquiry is to have a Committee develop a
    report for the House which then can be considered for the purpose of
    determining whether to proceed with impeachment proceedings. The House
    determines whether to impeach based on a majority vote. It is important
    to remember that impeachment does not mean conviction - that is left to
    the Senate. Impeachment is the equivalent of an indictment, making
    formal charges, which the Senate then considers. Conviction requires
    two-thirds of the Members present in the Senate to vote for conviction.

    Two Potential Articles of Impeachment that Should be Part of an Impeachment Inquiry

    The Impeachment Inquiry should focus on two areas involving President
    Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

    The unconstitutional war in Iraq.

    "The Inquiry should examine whether President Bush and Vice President
    Cheney have gone beyond the bounds of the Constitution, defied the rule
    of law, and if so, whether impeachment is the appropriate constitutional
    punishment," said Nader. The United States Congress never voted for the
    Iraq war. Congress voted for a resolution in October 2002 which
    unlawfully transferred to the President the decision-making power of
    whether to launch a first-strike invasion of Iraq. The United States
    Constitution's War Powers Clause (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11) vests
    the power of deciding whether to send the nation into war solely in the
    United States Congress. This can only be changed by a constitutional
    amendment.

    "Our founders had seen what could occur when the power to declare war
    was vested in one person, a King or a Queen, so they took clear steps to
    ensure no one person could declare war for the United States. As James
    Madison wrote: "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be
    found, than in the clause which confides the question of war and peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department," noted Nader.

    Five Falsehoods that Led to the Iraq Quagmire:

    Making matters worse in this situation, the illegal first-strike
    invasion and occupation of Iraq was justified by five falsehoods. Nader
    calls for a second area for Impeachment Inquiry to examine: the "five
    falsehoods that led to war." In 1994 George W. Bush said: "All public
    policy should revolve around the principle that individuals are
    responsible for what they say and do." In 2000, he ran as the
    "responsibility " candidate. Manipulation or deliberate misuse of
    national security intelligence data, if proven, would be "a high crime"
    under the Constitution's impeachment clause. Article II, Section 4 of
    the Constitution provides: "The President, Vice President and all civil
    Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on
    Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high
    Crimes and Misdemeanors."

    WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

    The weapons have still not been found. Nader emphasized, "Until the 1991
    Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was our government's anti-communist ally in the
    Middle East. We also used him to keep Iran at bay. In so doing, in the
    1980s under Reagan and the first Bush, corporations were licensed by the
    Department of Commerce to export the materials for chemical and
    biological weapons that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick
    Cheney later accused him of having." Those weapons were destroyed after
    the Gulf War. President Bush's favorite chief weapons inspector, David
    Kay, after returning from Iraq and leading a large team of inspectors
    and spending nearly half a billion dollars told the president :We were
    wrong."

    See: David Kay testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee,
    January 28, 2004.

    IRAQ TIES TO AL QAEDA:

    The White House made this claim even though the CIA and FBI repeatedly
    told the Administration that there was no tie between Saddam Hussein and
    Al Qaeda. They were mortal enemies - one secular, the other
    fundamentalist.

    SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES:

    In fact, Saddam was a tottering dictator, with an antiquated, fractured
    army of low morale and with Kurdish enemies in Northern Iraq and Shiite
    adversaries in the South of Iraq. He did not even control the air space
    over most of Iraq.

    SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A THREAT TO HIS NEIGHBORS:

    In fact, Iraq was surrounded by countries with far superior military
    forces. Turkey, Iran and Israel were all capable of obliterating any
    aggressive move by the Iraqi dictator.

    THE LIBERATION OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE:

    There are brutal dictators throughout the world, many supported over the
    years by Washington, whose people need "liberation " from their leaders.
    This is not a persuasive argument since for Iraq, it's about oil. In
    fact, the occupation of Iraq by the United States is a magnet for
    increasing violence, anarchy and insurrection.

    Nader urges the Congress to investigate the illegal nature of the war,
    and how the five falsehoods became part of the Bush Administration's
    drum beat for war, in a formal Inquiry of Impeachment.

    --

    For further information, contact:
    Kevin Zeese
    1-202-265-4000

    --
    Ever since, the
    death toll has been on the rise. By late 2000 the death toll has risen to
    over 2,100. As of August 2002, nearly 5,000 lives have been lost to the
    insurgency "

    Shining Path sent congratulations to RIM for its first anniversary in May of
    1985. The Central Committee wrote, "...the people's war in our country
    continues to blaze defiantly, expanding, spreading its roots and preparing
    for newer and higher tasks, guided always by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism,
    battling for the emancipation of our people for the purpose of and at the
    service of the world revolution. Thus we are contributing and will
    contribute to the tasks of the RIM, more and more willing and able to aid in
    every possible way our glorious common cause: the emancipation of the
    proletariat and communism prevailing though out the earth.

    "Comrades, the Communist Party of Peru is part of the Revolutionary
    Internationalist Movement and feels honored to be so, honored to serve in
    such a far-reaching and historic vanguard battle, as well as to have the
    comrades in arms found in our Movement's ranks; and furthermore, the Party
    feels fortified and augmented by the repeated expressions of support, of
    proletarian internationalism, which it receives from the very outstanding
    fraternal communist parties and organizations, and very especially from the
    Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement to which we extend
    our revolutionary gratitude for its constant encouragement and support. All
    this, comrades, increases our proletarian internationalist responsibility
    and our unshakeable commitment to the world revolution and its concrete form
    today, the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement."

    NION: ANSWERs Needed

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  2. Howard Kveck

    Howard Kveck Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    B. Martwick <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Nader: Iraq an Unconstitutional, Illegal War


    <snipper>
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    Bush To Return Iraq For Credit Or Refund

    Two months before the invasion of Iraq, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell
    warned President Bush about the potential negative consequences of a war,
    citing what Mr. Powell privately called the "you break it, you own it" rule
    of military action, according to a new book.

    President Bush today set into motion plans to return Iraq "for a full
    refund."

    When Bush ordered military forces to invade Iraq, he reportedly told
    commanding Gen. Tommy Franks, "Make sure you get a receipt."

    Today Bush announced that he wanted to exchange Iraq for "a country that
    welcomes invading Americans with open arms," and noted that he was "willing
    to take cash," but Iraqis said that they would probably only give him a
    credit towards the purchase of a fundamentalist Muslim theocracy.

    Bush is also irritated because before he can return Iraq, he will have to
    wait in line for hours at the Iraqi Department of Customer Service.

    Bush is prepared to make an impassioned plea. "The country was already
    broken when we got it," he will say. Bush will add that the "oilfields
    have never functioned properly" and complain about "an awful ding" in the
    "left side" of the country.

    "We didn't do that," Dick Cheney is to claim.
    ----------------------------------------

    courtesy Tom Burka:
    <http://tomburka.com/archives/2004_04.php#000490>

    --
    tanx,
    Howard

    Q: Can we call it a quagmire yet?

    remove YOUR SHOES to reply, ok?
     
  3. Good one, Howard. Not advised: Reading while mouth full.

    Maybe they ought to talk Halliburton into sponsoring a cycling team.
    Do kevlar vests breath well?

    Howard Kveck <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > B. Martwick <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Nader: Iraq an Unconstitutional, Illegal War

    >
    > <snipper>
    > ----------------------------------------
    >
    > Bush To Return Iraq For Credit Or Refund
    >
    > Two months before the invasion of Iraq, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell
    > warned President Bush about the potential negative consequences of a war,
    > citing what Mr. Powell privately called the "you break it, you own it" rule
    > of military action, according to a new book.
    >
    > President Bush today set into motion plans to return Iraq "for a full
    > refund."
    >
    > When Bush ordered military forces to invade Iraq, he reportedly told
    > commanding Gen. Tommy Franks, "Make sure you get a receipt."
    >
    > Today Bush announced that he wanted to exchange Iraq for "a country that
    > welcomes invading Americans with open arms," and noted that he was "willing
    > to take cash," but Iraqis said that they would probably only give him a
    > credit towards the purchase of a fundamentalist Muslim theocracy.
    >
    > Bush is also irritated because before he can return Iraq, he will have to
    > wait in line for hours at the Iraqi Department of Customer Service.
    >
    > Bush is prepared to make an impassioned plea. "The country was already
    > broken when we got it," he will say. Bush will add that the "oilfields
    > have never functioned properly" and complain about "an awful ding" in the
    > "left side" of the country.
    >
    > "We didn't do that," Dick Cheney is to claim.
    > ----------------------------------------
    >
    > courtesy Tom Burka:
    > <http://tomburka.com/archives/2004_04.php#000490>
     
  4. BJC

    BJC Guest

    B . Martwick wrote:
    > Nader: Iraq an Unconstitutional, Illegal War
    > Based on Five Falsehoods: CONGRESS SHOULD BEGIN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF
    > BUSH AND CHENEY
    > "All public policy should revolve around the principle that individuals
    > are responsible for what they say and do." -- George W. Bush, 1994.
    > Washington, DC: Building on his call for the impeachment of President
    > Bush and Vice President Cheney, Independent Presidential candidate
    > Ralph Nader today is calling on Members of the House of
    > Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry to investigate two
    > distinct impeachable offenses.
    > An Impeachment Inquiry is the first step toward considering Articles of
    > Impeachment. During an Impeachment Inquiry the House would investigate
    > whether there are potential impeachable offenses.
    > Impeachment Inquiry and the Process of Impeachment
    > While the Constitution is clear in granting the impeachment power to
    > the House, it leaves the development of mechanisms for exercising the
    > power to the House. As noted by the Association of the Bar of the City
    > of New York in "The Law of Presidential Impeachment By the Committee
    > on Federal Legislation" (see: http://www.abcny.org/presimpt.htm):http-
    > ://www.abcny.org/presimpt.htm):
    > "A variety of methods have been employed to institute impeachment
    > proceedings: Charges may be made orally on the floor by a Member of
    > the House; a Member may submit a written statement of charges; one
    > or more Members of the House may offer a resolution and place it in
    > the legislative hopper; a presidential message to the House may
    > initiate proceedings. The House has also received charges from a
    > state legislature, from a territory, and from a grand jury. Finally,
    > there may be a report of a committee of the House which may submit
    > facts or charges that will lead to impeachment. Under the rules
    > governing the order of business in the House a direct proposition to
    > impeach is a matter of highest privilege and supersedes other
    > business. Similar privileged treatment is given to propositions
    > relating to a pending impeachment."
    > The purpose of the Impeachment Inquiry is to have a Committee develop
    > a report for the House which then can be considered for the purpose of
    > determining whether to proceed with impeachment proceedings. The House
    > determines whether to impeach based on a majority vote. It is
    > important to remember that impeachment does not mean conviction - that
    > is left to the Senate. Impeachment is the equivalent of an indictment,
    > making formal charges, which the Senate then considers. Conviction
    > requires two- thirds of the Members present in the Senate to vote for
    > conviction.
    > Two Potential Articles of Impeachment that Should be Part of an
    > Impeachment Inquiry
    > The Impeachment Inquiry should focus on two areas involving President
    > Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
    > The unconstitutional war in Iraq.
    > "The Inquiry should examine whether President Bush and Vice President
    > Cheney have gone beyond the bounds of the Constitution, defied the
    > rule of law, and if so, whether impeachment is the appropriate
    > constitutional punishment," said Nader. The United States Congress
    > never voted for the Iraq war. Congress voted for a resolution in
    > October 2002 which unlawfully transferred to the President the decision-
    > making power of whether to launch a first-strike invasion of Iraq. The
    > United States Constitution's War Powers Clause (Article 1, Section 8,
    > Clause 11) vests the power of deciding whether to send the nation into
    > war solely in the United States Congress. This can only be changed by
    > a constitutional amendment.
    > "Our founders had seen what could occur when the power to declare war
    > was vested in one person, a King or a Queen, so they took clear steps
    > to ensure no one person could declare war for the United States. As
    > James Madison wrote: "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom
    > to be found, than in the clause which confides the question of war
    > and peace to the legislature, and not to the executive department,"
    > noted Nader.
    > Five Falsehoods that Led to the Iraq Quagmire:
    > Making matters worse in this situation, the illegal first- strike
    > invasion and occupation of Iraq was justified by five falsehoods.
    > Nader calls for a second area for Impeachment Inquiry to examine: the
    > "five falsehoods that led to war." In 1994 George W. Bush said: "All
    > public policy should revolve around the principle that individuals are
    > responsible for what they say and do." In 2000, he ran as the
    > "responsibility " candidate. Manipulation or deliberate misuse of
    > national security intelligence data, if proven, would be "a high
    > crime" under the Constitution's impeachment clause. Article II,
    > Section 4 of the Constitution provides: "The President, Vice President
    > and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from
    > Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or
    > other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
    > WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
    > The weapons have still not been found. Nader emphasized, "Until the
    > 1991 Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was our government's anti-communist ally
    > in the Middle East. We also used him to keep Iran at bay. In so doing,
    > in the 1980s under Reagan and the first Bush, corporations were
    > licensed by the Department of Commerce to export the materials for
    > chemical and biological weapons that President George W. Bush and Vice
    > President Dick Cheney later accused him of having." Those weapons were
    > destroyed after the Gulf War. President Bush's favorite chief weapons
    > inspector, David Kay, after returning from Iraq and leading a large
    > team of inspectors and spending nearly half a billion dollars told the
    > president :We were wrong."
    > See: David Kay testimony before Senate Armed Services
    > Committee, January 28, 2004.
    > IRAQ TIES TO AL QAEDA:
    > The White House made this claim even though the CIA and FBI repeatedly
    > told the Administration that there was no tie between Saddam Hussein
    > and Al Qaeda. They were mortal enemies - one secular, the other
    > fundamentalist.
    > SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES:
    > In fact, Saddam was a tottering dictator, with an antiquated,
    > fractured army of low morale and with Kurdish enemies in Northern Iraq
    > and Shiite adversaries in the South of Iraq. He did not even control
    > the air space over most of Iraq.
    > SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A THREAT TO HIS NEIGHBORS:
    > In fact, Iraq was surrounded by countries with far superior military
    > forces. Turkey, Iran and Israel were all capable of obliterating any
    > aggressive move by the Iraqi dictator.
    > THE LIBERATION OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE:
    > There are brutal dictators throughout the world, many supported over
    > the years by Washington, whose people need "liberation " from their
    > leaders. This is not a persuasive argument since for Iraq, it's about
    > oil. In fact, the occupation of Iraq by the United States is a magnet
    > for increasing violence, anarchy and insurrection.
    > Nader urges the Congress to investigate the illegal nature of the war,
    > and how the five falsehoods became part of the Bush Administration's
    > drum beat for war, in a formal Inquiry of Impeachment.
    > --
    > For further information, contact: Kevin Zeese 1-202-265-4000
    > --
    > Ever since, the death toll has been on the rise. By late 2000 the death
    > toll has risen to over 2,100. As of August 2002, nearly 5,000 lives have
    > been lost to the insurgency "
    > Shining Path sent congratulations to RIM for its first anniversary in
    > May of 1985. The Central Committee wrote, "...the people's war in our
    > country continues to blaze defiantly, expanding, spreading its roots and
    > preparing for newer and higher tasks, guided always by Marxism-Leninism-
    > Maoism, battling for the emancipation of our people for the purpose of
    > and at the service of the world revolution. Thus we are contributing and
    > will contribute to the tasks of the RIM, more and more willing and able
    > to aid in every possible way our glorious common cause: the emancipation
    > of the proletariat and communism prevailing though out the earth.
    > "Comrades, the Communist Party of Peru is part of the Revolutionary
    > Internationalist Movement and feels honored to be so, honored to serve
    > in such a far-reaching and historic vanguard battle, as well as to have
    > the comrades in arms found in our Movement's ranks; and furthermore, the
    > Party feels fortified and augmented by the repeated expressions of
    > support, of proletarian internationalism, which it receives from the
    > very outstanding fraternal communist parties and organizations, and very
    > especially from the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist
    > Movement to which we extend our revolutionary gratitude for its constant
    > encouragement and support. All this, comrades, increases our proletarian
    > internationalist responsibility and our unshakeable commitment to the
    > world revolution and its concrete form today, the Revolutionary
    > Internationalist Movement."
    > NION: ANSWERs Needed
    > Is NION's financial






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