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Thursday, December 22, 2005
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Censure Bush? Try impeachment

U.S. Rep. John Conyers may be alone in his drive to impeach George W. Bush, but is he a crank? Bush's behavior in office is far more aggregious than Bill Clinton's, and Clinton was impeached.Can Democrats in Congress even fight their way out of a paper bag? We may be about to find out.

Acting alone, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan, has introduced several bills that call for an investigation that might lead to the impeachment or censure of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for misleading America into war.

"In brief, we have found that there is substantial evidence the President, the Vice-President and other high ranking members of the Bush Administration misled Congress and the American people regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq; misstated and manipulated intelligence information regarding the justification for such war; countenanced torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in Iraq; and permitted inappropriate retaliation against critics of their Administration," Conyers, a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday.

"There is at least a prima facie case that these actions that federal laws have been violated - from false statements to Congress to retaliating against Administration critics."

Let me get this straight, Bill Clinton has oral sex with a White House intern and gets impeached for lying about it. But he gets acquitted and censured.

One group of 'Progressives' is already selling an 'Impeach Bush' button for a buck. Darn Capitalists, I mean Liberals. I guess the buck really does stop there.Bush misleads both Congress and the American people into a war in Iraq and the only guy in power calling for him to be investigated three years later looks like a lone crank? His bills had no co-sponsors - not even among his fellow Democrats - but are slowly adding them, according to

It seems more than a bit presumptious, though, for Conyers to call for censure before a full investigation is conducted, especially so considering the Republicans now control the House, the Senate, the White House and the Supreme Court.

In light of this dangerous one-party monopoly, neither of his measures are likely to see the light of day, let alone a vote on the floor.


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