Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Impeach Bush now!

Is the world better off without Saddam Hussein in power? Yes.

Would it have been better to wait for international support to build to remove him from power? Yes.

Would the world be better off without George W. Bush in power? Absolutely.

Can we afford to wait? Absolutely not!

It's time to finally investigate the cherry picking and sanitizing of intelligence by the Bush administration to rush the country into war with Iraq.

If even one iota of evidence is discovered to show that President Bush misled the nation into war, he should be impeached. No one should ever be allowed to lead this nation's sons and daughters onto the battlefield by distorting the truth.

On Bush's leadership abilities, conservative columnist Paul Craig Roberts in an article titled "Impeach Bush Now":

If terrorists had achieved this result, it would rank as the greatest terrorist success in history.

Prior to 911, the Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that New Orleans was a disaster waiting to happen. Congress authorized the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA) in order to protect the strategic port, the refineries, and the large population.

However, after 2003 the flow of funds to SELA were diverted to the war in Iraq. During 2004 and 2005 the New Orleans Times-Picayune published nine articles citing New Orleans’ loss of hurricane protection to the war in Iraq.

Every expert and newspapers as distant as Texas saw the New Orleans catastrophe coming. But President Bush and his insane government preferred war in Iraq to protecting Americans at home.

Bush’s war left the Corps of Engineers only 20% of the funding to protect New Orleans from flooding from Lake Pontchartrain. On June 18, 2004, the Corps’ project manager, Al Naomi, told the Times-Picayune: "the levees are sinking. If we don’t get the money to raise them, we can’t stay ahead of the settlement."

Despite the dire warnings delivered by the 2004 hurricane season, the Bush administration made deep budget cuts for flood control and hurricane funding for New Orleans. The US Senate, alarmed at the Bush administration’s insanity, was planning to restore the funding for 2006. But now it is too late. Many multiples of the funding that would have saved the city now have to be spent to rescue it.

Not content with leaving New Orleans unprotected, it took the Bush administration five days to get the remnants of the National Guard not serving in Iraq, along with desperately needed food and water, to devastated New Orleans. This is the slowest emergency response by the US government in modern times. By the time the Bush administration could organize any resources for New Orleans, many more people had died and the city was in total chaos. ...

What disaster will next spring from Bush’s incompetence?

Impeach Bush now!


At 11/15/2005 07:18:00 AM, Blogger Michael said...

I continue to be amazed--not in a good way--at the media flat out ignoring the VERY large number of conservatives who adamently oppose George W. Bush. If Clinton, say, had similar problems with progressive Dems, they would've shouted it from the rooftops (Nader got plenty of attention in '96 and 2000, even though he was just a blip on the radar screen).

It's stuff like this that really makes me wonder...

At 11/15/2005 09:37:00 AM, Anonymous humidhaney said...

i just posted a rant on the wimps that we are surrounded by. We need more agressive progressives. we need a more agressive media.

I am so sick of it.

At 11/15/2005 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

I am absolutely dumbfounded. How did we get to a point in this country where sending soldiers to die in a war based on misrepresentations and lies does not constitute an impeachable offense. At the very least, if the president's facts are so squeaky clean (as they should be) why don't we have people of any political affiliation demanding a confirmation of the facts and how they were used to settle the matter once and for all. Obviously, by the very defensiveness of the Bush administration, they have something to cover up.

At 11/15/2005 01:52:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

The administration has something to cover up--and so does the media. Why else would they keep carrying him for all this time?

At 11/15/2005 07:40:00 PM, Blogger Mixter said...

Because the media are owned by large corporations that donate heavily to the RNC. That, and they're EEEVILLL.



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