December 15, 2006

Editorial:

The Ball Is Rolling On The Impeachment Process

The one thing you can say about President Bush is that once he sinks his teeth into something he doesn’t let go! How else can you explain his dogged determination to keep up his war on Iraq. Despite the overwhelming rejection of the war by the voters and despite the bipartisan report by five Republicans and five Democrats recommending complete troop pullout by 2008, President Bush continues to seek ways to continue his war.

We are not sure which part of a Democracy that Bush doesn’t understand. The President is elected to represent the will of the People which is reflected through the vote. It is abundantly clear for all to see that the People of the United States do not want to continue on with this war. They do not want to continue spending billions on this war and they do not want to see another American soldier killed for an unjust war, a war founded on lies.

When it gets to the point that the President has stopped listening to the People of the United States then it is time to remove him from office through impeachment. This movement is currently underway.

Democratic Congressman John Conyers introduced H. Res. 635 which would create a select committee to investigate the Administration’s intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment. This resolution now has 38 co-sponsors.

Impeachment resolutions have also been passed at the local level including twelve cities, including Arcata, Berkeley, Fairfax, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Sebastopol, each in California; Brookline, Massachussetts; Hanover, New Hampshire; New Paltz, Plattsburg, and Woodstock in New York; Carrboro and Chapel Hill in North Carolina; and Battleboro, Brookfield, Dummerston, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, and Rockingham, each in Vermont, have passed resolutions calling for Bush’s impeachment or an impeachment investigation.

President Bush has put his personal agenda before the People of the United States and it is time for Congress to stand up and hold President Bush accountable for his actions before another American dies fighting a war that he should have never started.

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