Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kucinich comes through, shows guts.

Leave it to Ohio's own U.S. Representative, Dennis Kucinich, to do what so many of his colleagues have through the politics of expediency refused to do: introduce the Articles of Impeachment against Dick Cheney (see his Congressional website for more details). The Cleveland Democrat, who is running for president on a platform of ending the Iraq war, introduced three articles yesterday--all having to do with Cheney's role in manipulating intelligence on the non-existent WMD threat; lying about ties between al-Qaeda and Iraq; and threatening Iran.

The chances of anyone signing on as a co-sponsor to the Articles of Impeachment soon are remote, but that may change as the movement to hold George W. Bush and his gargoyle accountable for their crimes grows in strength. Several state legislatures are already in the process of passing impeachment resolutions of their own, to be forwarded to the House of Representatives upon full passage. And thousands upon thousands of citizens are signing impeachment petitions that, once delivered, will force the timid Democratic leaders to take action under the oldest rules of House procedure.

That Bush and Cheney are guilty of high crimes is no longer debatable. And with the scandals over Gonzalez and Wolfowitz causing an uproar, whether or not impeachment happens is now a matter for serious, public discussion.

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