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Nancy Pelosi ! should be president !

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by DemocratLupis, May 6, 2007.

  1. DemocratLupis

    DemocratLupis New Member

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    impeach Bush&Cheney

    Happy Impeachment Day!
    The Center for Constitutional Rights, which has been playing a leading role in battling the Bush administration's attacks on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and international law, has declared today to be Impeachment Day, with teach-ins scheduled around the country.

    Seems like a great occasion to offer up 10 reasons for impeaching the president, as presented in Barbara Olshansky's and my new book The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office.



    The case for impeachment just grew much stronger, with the US Supreme Court's powerful decision in Hamdan v Rumsfeld. In that decision, the justices didn't simply say that the President was wrong and in violation of U.S. and the international law in arbitrarily claiming that the Guantanamo detainees were not subject to the Geneva Convention on Treatment of Prisoners of War. The five-justice majority, which included conservative Anthony Kennedy, declared the President's bogus claim to have "special powers" as commander in chief in "time of war" to be just that--bogus.

    What has been missed in almost all the mainstream media coverage of this important ruling is that this slap-down of Bush's justification for his Guantanamo decision also undermines his justification for many other of his constitutional violations.

    Let's first look at the list of the president's High Crimes and Misdemeanors. They are:

    1. "A Crime Against Peace." Initiating a war of aggression against a nation that posed no immediate threat to the U.S.--a war that has needlessly killed 2550 Americans and maimed and damaged over 20,000 more, while killing over 100,000 innocent Iraqi men, women and children, is the number one war crime according to the Nuremberg Charter, a document which was largely drawn up by American lawyers after World War II.

    2. Lying and organizing a conspiracy to trick the American people and the U.S. Congress into approving an unnecessary and illegal war. This is defined as "A Conspiracy to Commit a Crime Against Peace" in the Nuremberg Charter, to which the U.S. is a signatory.

    3. Approving and encouraging, in violation of U.S. and international law, the use of torture, kidnapping and rendering of prisoners of war captured in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the course of the so-called War on Terror. Note that the Hamdan decision actually declares Bush to have violated the Third Geneva Convention on Treatment of Prisoners of War, which means the justices are in effect calling the president a war criminal. Under U.S. and international law, if prisoners have died because of such a violation--and many have died in illegal US captivity because of torture authorized by this president--the penalty is death (a point made to the president in a warning memo written by his then White House counsel Alberto Gonzales, the text of which is published in full in the appendix of our book).

    4. Illegally stripping the right of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution from American citizens, denying them the fundamental right to have their cases heard in a court, to hear the charges against them, to be judged in a public court by a jury of their peers, and to have access to a lawyer.

    5. Authorizing the spying on American citizens and their communications by the National Security Agency and other U.S. police and intelligence agencies, in violation of the First and Fourth Amendments and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

    6. Obstructing investigation into and covering up knowledge of the deliberate exposing of the identity of a U.S. CIA undercover operative, and possibly conspiring in that initial outing itself.

    7. Obstructing the investigation into the 9-11 attacks and lying to investigators from the Congress and the bi-partisan 9-11 Commission--actions that come perilously close to treason. (Former Florida Senator Bob Graham, who headed the Senate Intelligence Committee until his retirement at the end of 2002, has called this the president's most impeachable crime.)

    8. Violating the due process and other constitutional rights of thousands of citizens and legal residents by rounding them up and disappearing or deporting them without hearings.

    9. Abuse of power, undermining of the Constitution and violating the presidential oath of office by deliberately refusing to administer over 750 acts duly passed into law by the Congress--actions with if left unchallenged would make the Congress a vestigial body, and the president a dictator.

    10. Criminal negligence in failing to provide American troops with adequate armor before sending them into a war of choice, criminal negligence in going to war against a weak, third-world nation without any planning for post war occupation and reconstruction, criminal negligence in failing to respond to a known and growing crisis in the storm-blasted city of New Orleans, and criminal negligence in failing to act, and in fact in actively obstructing efforts by other countries and American state governments, to deal with the looming crisis of global warming.

    Crimes 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, and possibly crimes 1, 2 and 6 have all been justified by the president using the claim of "special powers" in his role as commander in chief, the claim that was ruled invalid by the High Court, in relation to crime number 3.

    As I posted this in another post it's not too late for Impeachment
    We still have the Constitution and he tried to disrespect it
     
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    Do you know how to do anything other than spam us all the time? You could have posted this once and it would have been just as effective.

    Not that it was too terribly effective anyway, but you get the idea.
     
  3. DemocratLupis

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    it's not spam...

    instead of trying to say a person's thread is spam yet your posting spam
    cause it contributed nothing to the topic.

    I posted this once in a forum stating his violations, then a topic dedicating his violations so he may infact be impeached

    by the way your now on my ignore list, I'm glad they have this feature last time I had a few people on an ignore list eventually I banned from the site
    for no reason at all
     
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    Classic. He doesn't want to have to listen to the truth so he ignores me. Who is this guy?

    I was contributing to the discussion, by saying that the discussion should take place in ONE THREAD. Otherwise the whole thing gets more and more confusing and once you've posted support for a particular position you don't need to post it again elsewhere; the discussion on that information and what it entails can and should take place in just one thread. You posted this in the "Bush committed 10 violations" thread, and it should have stayed there. Unless this thread is about why Nancy Pelosi would make a better President, I don't see any good reason to create an entirely new thread that just mucks up the number of threads in the forum.
     
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    what??? can't see your message
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I'm sorry, I've been holding that in for a long time now.

    I suppose the appropriate response from me would be, "Well what the hell do you want me to do about it?" But then again, he can't see that either. Would someone like to sum up my points for him? Or am I the only one masochistic enough to even enter this thread at this point?
     
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    duude your on my ignore list stop bothering me
     
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    I'm sorry, is it bothering you that I'm continuing to post? Gah, this thread has no point anyway. Maybe you're right. Scary thought, no?
     
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