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Kucinich vs. The Establishment: Impeachment Hearing On Friday

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Congressman, supported by majority of American people, bravely out to ensure Bush goes down in history as liar and war criminal as Democrats rally to his defense

Congressman Dennis Kucinich will this Friday present his single article of impeachment concerning the Bush administration’s deliberate and unconstitutional lies that led us to war in Iraq, putting him in tandem with the majority of the American people, yet in the cross hairs of both Neo-Cons and Democrats who have tried to block his efforts at every turn.

Kucinich should be commended for his brave and restless pursuit of impeachment. Whether Bush had a few months left in office or a few years doesn’t matter one iota - the Congressman’s efforts are aimed squarely at ensuring Bush rightly goes down in history as the most flagrantly criminal and anti-American president in history, while also making sure that a repeat of the debacle we have witnessed over the past eight years is not allowed to happen again.

In a preamble posted on You Tube, Kucinich explains the foundation of his single article of impeachment, the deliberate behind-closed doors scheming and lies that were told in anticipation of the pre-planned invasion of Iraq, while the charade of UN weapons inspectors and diplomacy played out in public.

Watch the clip:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=22a_1216738522

Democrat elitists like Pelosi and Conyers are desperately trying to downplay Kucinich’s efforts and insist that impeachment is “off the table”.

When Kucinich spent four hours in June reading 35 articles of impeachment and demanding hearings, the Democrat controlled House almost instantly dispatched them for burial to the Judiciary Committee.

According to an Associated Press report, when Kucinich tried to introduce similar articles of impeachment against Dick Cheney last November, “Republicans, seeing a chance to force Democrats into an embarrassing debate, voted to bring up the resolution. Democrats countered by pushing through a motion to scuttle the bill from the floor.”

The bullshit they are trying to make us swallow is that Democrats are shunning Kucinich because they think a debate about impeachment would harm their chances of winning the presidency.

In reality, as far back as November 2005, polls showed that the majority of Americans supported impeachment on the basis of Bush lying about the invasion of Iraq, which is specifically what Kucinich’s single article of impeachment that he will present on Friday addresses.

Likewise, latest polls show that almost 70% of Americans oppose the war in Iraq, with anti-war sentiment swelling the longer the occupation drags on.

Support for a withdrawal from Iraq and the impeachment of George W. Bush is wildly popular with the majority of the electorate that will vote in November, so why are top Democrats doing everything in their power to prevent Kucinich from drawing attention to the matter?

Because they are nothing more than political whores for the same power structure served by the Neo-Cons, and want to advance the same agenda of pax-Americana, imperial bloodletting and domination demanded by the new world order and the Israeli AIPAC lobby, to which Pelosi and Conyers have pledged their full subservience.

Kucinich’s full article of impeachment concerning the lies that led us to war appears below.

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CREATING A SECRET PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN TO MANUFACTURE A FALSE CASE FOR WAR AGAINST IRAQ

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 under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution “to take care that the laws be faithfully executed”, has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, illegally spent public dollars on a secret propaganda program to manufacture a false cause for war against Iraq.

The Department of Defense (DOD) has engaged in a years-long secret domestic propaganda campaign to promote the invasion and occupation of Iraq. This secret program was defended by the White House Press Secretary following its exposure. This program follows the pattern of crimes detailed in Article I, II, IV and VIII.. The mission of this program placed it within the field controlled by the White House Iraq Group (WHIG), a White House task-force formed in August 2002 to market an invasion of Iraq to the American people. The group included Karl Rove, I. Lewis Libby, Condoleezza Rice, Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin, Stephen Hadley, Nicholas E. Calio, and James R. Wilkinson.

The WHIG produced white papers detailing so-called intelligence of Iraq’s nuclear threat that later proved to be false. This supposed intelligence included the claim that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger as well as the claim that the high strength aluminum tubes Iraq purchased from China were to be used for the sole purpose of building centrifuges to enrich uranium. Unlike the National Intelligence Estimate of 2002, the WHIG’s white papers provided “gripping images and stories” and used “literary license” with intelligence. The WHIG’s white papers were written at the same time and by the same people as speeches and talking points prepared for President Bush and some of his top officials.

The WHIG also organized a media blitz in which, between September 7-8, 2002, President Bush and his top advisers appeared on numerous interviews and all provided similarly gripping images about the possibility of nuclear attack by Iraq. The timing was no coincidence, as Andrew Card explained in an interview regarding waiting until after Labor Day to try to sell the American people on military action against Iraq, “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.”

September 7-8, 2002:
NBC’s “Meet the Press: Vice President Cheney accused Saddam of moving aggressively to develop nuclear weapons over the past 14 months to add to his stockpile of chemical and biological arms. CNN: Then-National Security Adviser Rice said, regarding the likelihood of Iraq obtaining a nuclear weapon, “We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.”

CBS: President Bush declared that Saddam was “six months away from developing a weapon,” and cited satellite photos of construction in Iraq where weapons inspectors once visited as evidence that Saddam was trying to develop nuclear arms.

The Pentagon military analyst propaganda program was revealed in an April 20, 2002, New York Times article. The program illegally involved “covert attempts to mold opinion through the undisclosed use of third parties.” Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recruited 75 retired military officers and gave them talking points to deliver on Fox, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC, and according to the New York Times report, which has not been disputed by the Pentagon or the White House, “Participants were instructed not to quote their briefers directly or otherwise describe their contacts with the Pentagon.”

According to the Pentagon’s own internal documents, the military analysts were considered “message force multipliers” or “surrogates” who would deliver administration “themes and messages” to millions of Americans “in the form of their own opinions.” In fact, they did deliver the themes and the messages but did not reveal that the Pentagon had provided them with their talking points. Robert S. Bevelacqua, a retired Green Beret and Fox News military analyst described this as follows: “It was them saying, ‘We need to stick our hands up your back and move your mouth for you.’”

Congress has restricted annual appropriations bills since 1951 with this language: “No part of any appropriation contained in this or any other Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States not heretofore authorized by the Congress.”

A March 21, 2005, report by the Congressional Research Service states that “publicity or propaganda is defined by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to mean either (1) selfaggrandizement by public officials, (2) purely partisan activity, or (3) “covert propaganda.”

These concerns about “covert propaganda” were also the basis for the GAO’s standard for determining when government-funded video news releases are illegal:

“The failure of an agency to identify itself as the source of a prepackaged news story misleads the viewing public by encouraging the viewing audience to believe that the broadcasting news organization developed the information. The prepackaged news stories are purposefully designed to be indistinguishable from news segments broadcast to the public. When the television viewing public does not know that the stories they watched on television news programs about the government were in fact prepared by the government, the stories are, in this sense, no longer purely factual — the essential fact of attribution is missing.”

The White House’s own Office of Legal Council stated in a memorandum written in 2005 following the controversy over the Armstrong Williams scandal: “Over the years, GAO has interpreted ‘publicity or propaganda’ restrictions to preclude use of appropriated funds for, among other things, so-called ‘covert propaganda.’ … Consistent with that view, the OLC determined in 1988 that a statutory prohibition on using appropriated funds for ‘publicity or propaganda’ precluded undisclosed agency funding of advocacy by third-party groups. We stated that ‘covert attempts to mold opinion through the undisclosed use of third parties’ would run afoul of restrictions on using appropriated funds for ‘propaganda.’”

Asked about the Pentagon’s propaganda program at White House press briefing in April 2008, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino defended it, not by arguing that it was legal but by suggesting that it “should” be: “Look, I didn’t know look, I think that you guys should take a step back and look at this look, DOD has made a decision, they’ve decided to stop this program. But I would say that one of the things that we try to do in the administration is get information out to a variety of people so that everybody else can call them and ask their opinion about something. And I don’t think that that should be against the law. And I think that it’s absolutely appropriate to provide information to people who are seeking it and are going to be providing their opinions on it. It doesn’t necessarily mean that all of those military analysts ever agreed with the administration. I think you can go back and look and think that a lot of their analysis was pretty tough on the administration. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t talk to
people.”

In all of these actions and decisions, President George W. Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and Commander in Chief, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.


Added: Jul-23-2008 
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  • Fuck Him! He is an idiot, if you are going to impeach Bush, then you have to impeach everyone in the house and senate that voted to go to war also.

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    • OK.... Bring the criminals on! Impeach em all. "We the People" want OUR gov't back!

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    • I agree. Besides the article starts with the boast that most Americans want impeachment. I call bullshit. Let's see the poll. Fact is most do NOT want a circus trial led by center ring clown ufo kucinich

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    • Well, if the problem is a drifting away from the Governing structure put forward by our Founding fathers- The Rule of Law, then what allows this to not only continue, but to expedite this failure of our system? I submit that the cause is A.D.D., Attention Deficit Disorder, of the American Public. We have become so "Party First" and "Spin Oriented," that truth has no place in our vocabulary.

      Either we are in a state of denial, or we just don't realize what the truth is.

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    • well said

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    • "fact is"... hows about some evidence? you criticize others for not showing evidence and then you go and do the same thing.

      haha

      no impeachment would be unamerican.

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  • So what is currently the most egregious problem with our Government? I submit that the most potentially damaging problem we have today is the failure of our elected officials to observe the Rule of Law, our Constitution, especially our Federal Government officials who took an oath to uphold that Constitution and apply it in their governance.

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    • You forgot to mention AIPAC & the rest of the zionist lobby groups who have half the senators in their pocket & the rest by the balls.

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  • Libs will do anything to get their power back

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  • I think I remember that poll. Wasn't it was a poll of 20 members of the San Francisco Liberal Warrior Society? When you state that the "majority" of Americans support impeachment, you should try to at least use numbers compiled within the past 48 months. Congressman Kucinich is rapidly becoming a joke by pursuing this issue. In the end the only thing is actions accomplish is to make himself look good in the eyes of his constituents and a sprinkling of left wing idealists. Isn%u201 More..

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    • Zogby POll says 53% of Americans want Bush impeached. that's a majority

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    • And Zogby has no other motivation than to give it to us straight? How about a Gallup poll, with a 3% margin of error that says 62% of America doesn't think impeachment is justified.
      http://www.pollingreport.com/bush.htm

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    • For what it's worth, both the Gallup and Zogby polls are old. Gallup from July 07 and Zogby from Nov 05. Having said that, it would be interesting to know what the current numbers are.

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    • And just exactly which Zogby poll said that? I regularly take their polling survey, and I haven't seen one yet introducing questions to that effect. So, tell me which poll and when did it come out. It would be interesting to see....

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  • its not most Americans it a few % that are saying it

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  • Quit talking and do it already. If you have a case, make it, otherwise shut up.

    The truth is the Democrats know they don't have any grounds to impeach, therefore they can't and won't. But that doesn't stop them from stirring the pot and keep the "issue" alive for political purposes.

    As they say, put up or shut up. I think it is time for the Republicans to call their bluff and bring the articles of impeachment up themselves. Lets have at it and show the truth and light on th More..

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  • BTW, this retard Kucinich is going to be lucky to get reelected in his own district. Remember this is the same guy that was mayor and led to Cleveland going into default.

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    • Did you see this....lol

      Wednesday, July 23, 2008

      In an exclusive interview, Alex will talk with iconic musician and truther Willie Nelson on today%u2019s show. Nelson will talk about Dennis Kucinich%u2019s brave effort to have George W. Bush impeached for war crimes, trashing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and a litany of other abuses and high crimes. Willie will also talk about the neocon drive to attack Iran.

      Listen live http://www.infowars.com/stream.pls

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  • Impeach. It's been far too long that Americans sat around with our thumbs up our asses while the nations values crumble
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  • What puzzles me the most is the reaction of ordinary Americans like we see on this site that will do and say anything to defend those criminals (the Bush cabal). It's not like the neocon agenda was anything good for anyone BUT the financial elite of this country, they couldn't care less for the American people (except as cannon fodder of course). How in hell do you equate the actual US governement with anything good???

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  • history repeats itself.these were the beginning steps for the nazis.go back in the history books and read but most americans are uneducated and have no clue.what most americans can tell you for sure is what brittney spears had for breakfast but to where europe is on the map they will point to japan.its a shame that noone really cares about their country.

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  • i personally know more than 20 people who signed cucinich's petition and thats just me.so do the math.this is how a true democracy works..and to think they wanted to impeach clinton for a blowjob.meanwhile republican senators are trying to get blowjobs in bathrooms by other men.right wing republican christian leaders are getting caught smoking crystal meth getting blowjobs by male escorts.please save me the bullsh*t.im not putting down the republican party its that they say they believe in famil More..

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  • Its the right thing to do .

    It doesnt surprise in the *least* that the Democrats are opposing it and talking it down.

    The same thing needs to happen here with Blair etc.

    The best thing that could and should happen as a result of this is for all the anti terrorism both here and in the US to be cancelled.

    Restore the Constitution.

    Restore our Civil Liberties.

    Seize all the money that Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld have made out of Iraq via Halliburton and find a good use for it like hel More..

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  • a majority of americans want the prez impeached.the ones who say its because the dems want their power back are complete imbeciles.so theyre gonnna tell me that what he has done wasnt criminal?? he has destroyed our constitution,our dollar,our housing market,his knowledge of 9/11 before it happened & lets not forget what we look like to the world.
    are you going to say that who cares what they think of us? then the gas prices will keep going up,businesses will slowly shut down and this count More..

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  • Hey dems, either impeach him or STFU...Im sick of your BS every 6 months...Wanna do something? Get off your fat collective asses and open up drilling and free us from the ME

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  • "supported by majority of American people"

    Ummmmm....Nooooo....Sorry...

    "Supported by a tiny group of fools, idiots, and the severely mentally challenged"

    There..
    FTFY..

    You're welcome!
    ;)

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