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Friday, April 07, 2006

Top Reasons for Impeaching Bush

From Democrats.com, the top reasons for impeaching Bush:

Iraq
  • Invading Iraq without any threat to the U.S.
  • Lying about Iraqi WMD to Congress and the American people
  • Causing the deaths of over 2,000 U.S. troops and the maiming of over 10,000 more
  • Failing to provide adequate equipment and armor to U.S. troops
  • Allowing illegal torture and murder of prisoners
  • Causing the deaths of 100,000 Iraqi civilians
  • Spending $300 billion in just two years for an occupation that could last for decades
  • Letting Halliburton steal billions through no-bid contracts
  • Using vast quantities of depleted uranium weapons that will poison Iraq now and for generations to come

September 11
  • Ignoring countless warnings of an attack in the U.S.
  • Reading My Pet Goat during the attack
  • Letting Osama bin Laden escape from Afghanistan
  • Holding no bureaucrat accountable for ignoring warnings
  • Delaying and obstructing the 9/11 commission investigation
  • Turning Afghanistan into the world's largest opium producer

Terrorism
  • Allowing international terrorism incidents to quadruple and trying to cover up the facts
  • Failing to secure our borders and ports to prevent terrorism
  • Creating a new generation of terrorists through the invasion of Iraq and the killing of 100,000 civilians
  • Letting terrorists buy high-powered weapons inside the U.S.
  • Letting North Korea build nuclear bombs and missiles that can cross the Pacific Ocean
  • Refusing to shut down Pakistan's nuclear weapons exports

Foreign Relations
  • Turning the world against the United States
  • Preparing for another war—with Iran
  • Signing treaties that cost America jobs and undermine American laws

Economy
  • Letting gasoline prices double, at devastating cost to the economy, while oil companies make record profits
  • Letting corrupt companies like Enron steal billions from consumers and employees
  • Cutting taxes for the rich and turning a $5 trillion budget surplus into a $5 trillion budget deficit
  • Adding trillions to the national debt, which our children and grandchildren will have to pay off with interest
  • Letting millions of American jobs go overseas

Freedom
  • Letting bureaucrats wiretap Americans without a court order
  • Locking up suspects for years without charges or trials
  • Arresting nonviolent protesters at Bush events
  • Packing the courts with right-wing judges to outlaw abortion
  • Ordering federal courts to interfere in the Terri Schiavo tragedy
  • Taking away our right to sue corporations through class actions
  • Taking away our right to declare bankruptcy under Chapter 7 and forcing middle-class Americans into debt slavery

Democracy
  • Stealing the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004
  • Refusing to investigate the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of voters in Florida and Ohio
  • Promoting black-box electronic voting machines without paper trails
  • Embracing dictators in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Russia, and China
  • Overthrowing democratically elected leaders in Haiti and Venezuela

Environment
  • Allowing global warming, which will cause massive environmental damage
  • Allowing more toxic mercury in the air and water
  • Allowing oil drilling in wilderness areas

Scandals
  • Illegally outing CIA agent Valerie Plame, an important anti-terrorism official
  • Letting a gay male prostitute (Jeff Gannon) roam free in the White House
  • Paying journalists to give favorable coverage to the administration
  • Relying on an earpiece for answers during debates and press conferences
  • Going AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard in 1972 and covering it up ever since
  • Defending the most corrupt member of Congress (Tom DeLay)



4 comments:

Branedy said...

Your hands will get tired from the typing to keeping this list up to date, good start though.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

;-)

KL said...

Can you imagine he is spending 1 trillion dollar for Iraq war!!!!!!!!!! With 1 trillion dollar US could have turned itself into such a country that no terrorist or country could have attack it..........

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Yes, KL. Or we could have spent the money on feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, rebuilding New Orleans. Such a waste of valuable resources, both monetary and human!

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