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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 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 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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