For those of us that are bewildered by the fact that Dubya and his cronies have seem to act beyond the reach of any laws (or even the Constitution of the United States), there’s finally some hope on the horizon. Raw Story reports in Kucinich presents Bush impeachment articles:
“Resolved,” Kucinich then began, “that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate. …
“In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power…”
The site includes video and a brief (and difficult-to-read) transcript of a portion of it.
AfterDowningStreet.com also provides some interesting links in Impeachment Happening in Congress Right Now!
I have always wondered how those of us that are living today will account for letting the Bush Administration sell out the United States (not to mention human rights, the environment, and a seemingly endless list of global issues). How will parents respond when their children ask, “Why didn’t anyone do anything?” There are many people alive today that actively participated in, for example, the Nazi Holocaust. Unfortunately, I think Americans will use the same standard responses: “Those were different times”, and “No one really knew what was going on.”
Keep in mind that, in saner times, even a few of these accusations would have been taken seriously. It remains to be seen whether this move will have any impact. To ask for accountability for the crimes of the Bush Administration seems almost too much to hope for.