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Cheney Impeachment Resolution Sent to House Committee

The House voted today to send a resolution considering the impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the Judiciary Committee, a move that embarrassed Democratic leaders who were forced into the parliamentary tactic to avoid a floor debate on impeachment.

Led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the long-shot anti-war candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, scores of Democrats were joined by scores of Republicans in initially supporting a Kucinich resolution that would have prompted a full debate on impeaching Cheney.

Democratic leaders long ago rejected any consideration of impeaching Cheney and President Bush as an irresponsible move supported only by the far left, so they tried today to table Kucinich's impeachment resolution. After initially having more than enough votes to kill the resolution - the "yea" tally to table impeachment topped out at 291 - Republicans decided they had a chance to politically shame Democrats into a full debate on the sensitive issue. Republicans gleefully said they wanted the debate to show the public how many Democrats would actually support impeaching Cheney, which they consider a move supported only by a fringe element of anti-war activists.

More than 120 members, predominantly Republicans, then switched their votes in favor of holding a one-hour debate on the issue, with a final vote of 251-162 supporting a debate on impeachment. Rather than allow a debate fraught with political risk, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) moved to send the Kucinich resolution to the Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), has publicly speculated about impeaching the president or vice president but has declined taking any action since taking the gavel in January.

Defusing any chance of an actual impeachment debate today, the House then voted 218-194 to send the motion to Conyers's committee, with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting the move.

Today's resolution from Kucinich (D-Ohio) was essentially the same as the legislation he introduced earlier this year, which included three articles of impeachment against Cheney based largely on allegations that he manipulated intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war. The last article accuses Cheney of threatening "aggression" against Iran "absent any real threat."

"In all of this, Vice President Richard B. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and the manifest injury of the people of the United States," Kucinich said on the floor today, reading his resolution. "Wherefore Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office."

Kucinich, who had 22 co-sponsors for his articles of impeachment measure, predominantly members of the left leaning Out of Iraq Caucus, has been angry that Democratic leaders would not allow impeachment to be considered. He took to the floor today to offer his impeachment articles as a privileged resolution, which under the chamber rules can be offered by any member and must be considered within two days of its offering.

By Paul Kane  |  November 6, 2007; 4:55 PM ET
Categories:  Branch vs. Branch , House  
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Let's make sure that Cheney goes, then we can impeach Bush.

Posted by: Rick | November 6, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

The movement to impeach is hardly "an irresponsible move supported only by the far left" - rather it is a necessary procedure to restore law and order to the executive branch that is supported by a growing contingent of Americans. Bravo to Kucinich and the other members of Congress who have the wherewithal to stand up to Bush, Cheney and Co.'s deceitful administration.

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Posted by: ZEUS_IS_HERE | November 6, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Kucinich is right. It's time to hold the executive branch accountable and protect the Constitution. Let's not let bad presidents lead to bad precedence.

Posted by: jim long | November 6, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Cheney's crimes.. Don't forget Cheney directed the TREASONOUS outing of a covert CIA agent, and all the employees working in the CIA cover organization "Brewster Jennings".

Posted by: JBE | November 6, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

If the Democrats had any courage, Bush and Cheney would have both been impeached by now and the war in Iraq would be over.

Posted by: Bob22003 | November 6, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

It's all supposed to be a trade by Kucinich:

Grassley(as in grass) and the privildged elite farmers of the US not making room for the poor farmers of the world and, yes, it's cotton.

The wealthy, priviledged payers of the Environmental working group

The poor farmers of the world and the very well paid employees(by a US government agency, PC) of the National Peace Corps Association

and those other agencies that all work together(jobs)

Kucinich is talking about priviledge. He has to be laughing. It should all blow back in the dems faces.

Posted by: FG | November 6, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

You want Nancy Pelosi as your next commander in chief? California didn't want her, now Washington is stuck with her...I sure don't want her as president not vice president...she's abigger crook than most of them all.

Posted by: Hug | November 6, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

It's about time. We life-long Democrats (not left-wing) have been waiting for someone to stand up for us and the country and the Constitution. Kudos to Dennis Kucinich and his 22 co-sponsors - true profiles in courage!

Posted by: Pat Peoples | November 6, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Down with Bush & Cheney Co!

Posted by: Shawn Hyde | November 6, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Suck IT! Cheaney

Posted by: Freakzilla | November 6, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

What's embarrassing about this? This administration is probably the most deserving of impeachment in the history of the US. Democratic congress... you are truly useless.

Posted by: Jon | November 6, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

A recent poll shows more than 50% of the public believe Cheney should be impeached. It is a mainstream sentiment in the public, and not the exclusive domain of a left wing fringe.

Fascinating that the impeachment articles in the Post are at the top of the "most viewed" list, but that one must navigate a labyrinth of links to find the updates.

CNN has no mention whatever of any of this. Very telling.

Posted by: Beezer | November 6, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse a breath of fresh air!

Posted by: YWS | November 6, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Go Dennis! You are a true brave American, thank you for speaking for the People. Imeach Cheney, he is a criminal, a murderer, a liar and a war profiteer.

Posted by: av | November 6, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I really don't understand why the Democratic leadership is so spineless. The White House does not negotiate. They only know the bomb. So, why would they even bother to take the high road here? Get out there and impeach the vice president. It'll only help their election chances down the road.

Posted by: superyeadon | November 6, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

What world do you live in? The idea that impeaching Dick Cheney is "an irresponsible move supported only by the far left" is divorced from reality. The July 2007 ARG poll found that 54% of Americans support "beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney". Is it your contention that 54 percent represents a "fringe element of anti-war activists"?

You really should be fired.

Posted by: FullOfCrp | November 6, 2007 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Our officials have sworn to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Kucinich actually stood up to do so.

Posted by: Publicus | November 6, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

I disagree with any political act of non courage by the democrats. Let's haul Cheney in front of public opinion and put the facts on the table. He ought to be impeached. He is far worse than Richard Nixon. He gets rich while America's young die in Iraq.

where are the democrats that used to represent the common people?

Posted by: bobby Taylor | November 6, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

How is it exactly that you know they felt embarrassed? Did you use the force?

Who was embarrassed, specifically?

Posted by: Mind Reader | November 6, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

throw the bastards out!

Posted by: tdp | November 6, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

The Bush administration had the audacity to claim that the Vice Presidential office is not part of the Executive Branch. Let me think about this... I know from my government class in HIGH SCHOOL that the Vice President is part of the Executive Branch. Cheney should be impeached because of his violations of the Constitution on civil liberties and his denial of the public's right to know how their taxmoney is being spent.

Posted by: Jay | November 6, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

If the Resolution to impeach were sent to the American people rather than to the House Committee, we wouldn't still be having this debate. Not that it is much of a debate since Speaker Pelosi took it off of the table from day one. Speaker Pelosi has accomplished nothing through this reconcilliatory act, and is certainly not speaking for the people. Move to start the proceedings, or move aside, Speaker.

Posted by: Rick/Sneads Ferry, NC | November 6, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey AV. Yet to see or meet ANY POLITICIAN who wasn't a crook, criminal, liar, murderer or profiteer off any public policy. Read the article in USA TODAY about how the dems and their families have been "skimming off" farm subsidies for all these years ?????


Posted by: billy | November 6, 2007 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment for Cheney -- a refreshing breath of fresh air! Thank you, Congressman Kucinich!

For Cheney: impeachment first, followed by a long, long stretch in prison!

Posted by: Tom in California | November 6, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I agree: This is mainstream, not leftwing. I've never marched or protested in my life. I'm not a political activist in any sense of the word. I'm a businessman and a pragmatist. My only "radical" attribute is the inclination to read, not just newspapers, but magazines, and, gasp, history. Bush Cheney are the worst. They are a threat to our constitution, our national security, and our way of life. Impeach Cheney now. Save Bush for later.

Posted by: Kesey Seven | November 6, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I am ecstatic today! It's been said many times on this blog, but let me say one more time that the "far-left" are not those calling for this impeachment. Americans who are demanding the impeachment of this administration are those who are outraged by the blatant, vicious violation of human rights across the globe. GO DENNIS! Thanks to those 22 who backed him.

Posted by: SS | November 6, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

The Neo-Cons have infiltrated both major parties and the parties have become wings of the same political Neo-Con agenda.

Let it be said, we are in the one party system they warned us about long ago. Save a few courageous people from both the left and right, most people in government now owe their allegiance not to country but to New World Order groups like the Council on Foreign Relations.

Look it up; Hillary, Bush and Guliani have the same believes and support the same causes. Hillary has supported Bush in all aspects. Question why our civil liberties have eroded and the Democrat leadership has done nothing.

Personally, I'm supporting Ron Paul, but would welcome Kucinich as a candidate for the Democrats.

Restore the Republic!

Boris M

Posted by: Boris M | November 6, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

We need Dictator Bush, Cheney Halliburton, Rumsfeld and Betrayus tried for treason... with all possible penalties for treason on the plate.
Lori R. Price
Mgr., Citizens For Legitimate Government

"Hi, mom, this is Mark Bingham... you believe me, don't you?" Mark Bingham - Sept. 11, 2001

Posted by: Lori Price, | November 6, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

This just goes to show how nuts some in government are. Kucinich is a freakin' kook! If this wasn't embarassing, then why no debate? No one in government today has any bal ls!

Posted by: Bob | November 6, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Has the post reported on ANY polls about how we the people feel regarding deadeye dick's demise?
I have seen 54% bandied about. I know most polls are complete propagandistic brainwashing horsefeathers and the post is a tool of the oligarchy but come on.......the man is a menace to our planet and our species. He is currently salivating over Iran and WW3.
House Resolution 333 clearly spells out several impeachable offenses. We all know there are many more(VPlame, going personally to the CIA to strong arm false analysis pre-Iraq, torture, evesdropping, when the investigations start and subpeonas are flying fast n furious, rats squeal to save their butts....we know most of these crimes against humanity and our constitution will turn out to have originated from Veep's office. Bottom line...he is guilty of treason. At a time of war that is a capital offense. Dont worry dick.....lethal injection is not humane.....we got a nice thick rope and a sturdy ol oak tree 4 ya!!!

Posted by: prince of peace | November 6, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time Americans found out what their leaders in Congress are made from. It would be nice to know who does and who does not believe in democracy, wouldn't it?

Posted by: TBM | November 6, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Cheaney and his fellow profiteers have abused the trust of CIA agents and diplomats with false exposures and treason.
Treason is when you (political leader)expose any of your government employees or thier contacts during military action to the enemy and they or thier network of contacts have the potentional to be harmed. Cheaney is guilty of inaction (ommission)at the least!

Posted by: Mr. | November 6, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

By the way, he'll be pardoned after the impeachment anyway. Kinda like one big circle jerk--and the head jerk is in the Oval Office.

Posted by: TBM | November 6, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

The embarrassed Democratic leaders are not leaders whatsoever of any kind. Kudo's to the leadership of the Kucinich 21 who finally showed some cajones to speak the truth on the House Floor today! Thank you Rep. Kucinich for doing the will of the people. 75% are against the lawlessness, Treason of the present Administration, who think they are above the law. This is only the first step. I for one contacted my congressmember and advised them that their vote on impeachment will be followed and determine my future vote and support for them the next election. It's about the constitution and who is willing to support the law of the land.

Posted by: Elvis1 | November 6, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Operation Ajax.

Look it up!

British Petroleum (BP) approached the United States presidents to stage a coup in the same region we speak of today.

Verified by NSA.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 6, 2007 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Big kudos for one of the true patriots in Congress. Thank you Dennis Kucinich for helping make the voices of Americans heard. Shame on those in Congress who simply don't care about anything but their political well-being.

Posted by: Billy | November 6, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Kucinich is a true patriot and brave to stand up to the sinister villainry of Dick Cheney. He's the only candidate who deserves my vote. I'm sick and tired of the cowardly spineless Congressmen who are derilict in their duty to uphold the Constitution. Take note of all who voted against his resolution. May this cost all of them their bids for re-election.

I notice the mainstream news media didn't think this resolution was newsworthy enough to mention. Cheney and Bush have committed more treasonous acts and crimes against humanity than any other administration in the history of this country. They should have been impeached and imprisoned a long time ago.

Thanks for showing courage, Dennis!

Posted by: Scott | November 6, 2007 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Dennis, and even more thanks to all of you here who have stood up to be counted.

It is extremely disconcerting to witness the Democratic party's sell out and lack of integrity in yet another opportunity to "tell it like it is", rather than fear for their political lives.

Hopefully, their constituents will recognize these politicians for what they are and repay that "fear" with replacement.

Posted by: HumorMonger | November 6, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

A presidential pardon after an impeachment is actually not possible - the only exception to the (too) wide-reaching power of presidential pardon. Read Article II, Section 2: "The President... shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."

Posted by: AM | November 6, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Yes! Another vote here for this MAINSTREAM move. Hardly far-left. The Democratic Party has no soul and no cajones, while the Republican crooks get away with murder (literally - e.g. Blackwater).

First Cheney, then Bush. This country needs an enema!

Posted by: Emanuel | November 6, 2007 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Judging by , popularity,and resolve,the democrats have failed Only The progressive democrats,are relating,to a majority of americans.GET IT!

Posted by: armand agresti | November 6, 2007 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Impeach Cheney, he is a criminal, a murderer, a liar and a war profiteer. AV said it above, but expressed my opinion perfectly. What is embarrassing is that this Congress ISN'T doing anything about impeachment. Dennis Kucinich is a hero, the likes of Paul Wellstone. We need someone to speak for the majority, and the majority wants to see this administration pay for their transgressions.

Posted by: Mag | November 6, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully it will go beyond impeachment - Nuremburg II is quite in order.

Posted by: truth seeker | November 6, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Despotism at it's finest. Thankyou Democrats. You let this happen because your cowering to the GOP. Nancy Pelosi.. Absolutely pathetic. Democrats are really showing that they are week.

Posted by: Dan | November 6, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Dick and his puppet are simply happy to see the end of their term quickly nearing without impeachment because their executive privilege will prohibit, until 40 years after their death, any investigation of criminal activities and conspiracies they were involved in during their rampant 8 years in office.

Now see why all the fuss about impeachment? No??? Oh, well.

Posted by: Terminator | November 6, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I am a registered Republican and I voted for Bush in 2000, and I fully support the impeachment of Cheney, which I'd like to see followed up by the impeachment of Bush. I'd also like to see some increased scrutiny of the laws they may have violated to date (illegal wiretapping, use of torture, leaking the name of covert agents, etc). When I originally voted for these people, I was under the impression that I was helping elect a pro-small-government, devout Christian conservative patriot, not the war mongering government-expanding traitors that we ended up with. I probably won't be voting for a democrat in the next election, but I certainly will not be voting for anyone who supports the status quo. Take note Romney and Giuliani.

Posted by: Roland Artemis | November 6, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Far-left? Or the voice of Americans. They both need to go. Now.

Posted by: Coco | November 6, 2007 6:20 PM | Report abuse

No question about it, Cheney should be impeached. This just shows how little resolve the mainstream Dems have. They are so afraid to seam "divisive" (a funny smear, considering the fact that Bush, Cheney, and Co. are probbly the most divisive administration ever) that they won't take a stand.

Posted by: rc | November 6, 2007 6:20 PM | Report abuse

wow - they're out tonight.

Posted by: jegjr | November 6, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans only outsmarted themselves. In the end the Dems put this back in the judiciary committee where Conyers and his staff have been investigating Cheney's crimes for years. Not a happy day at Blair House or the Bat Cave.

Posted by: | November 6, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

What really ought to happen is the leader of another country ought to file charges in The Hague against Cheney and Bush, for crimes against humanity.

Posted by: True Believer | November 6, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment isn't a left-wing fringe issue, it is desired by the majority of U.S. citizens. Time for Congress to stand up for our Constitution.

Posted by: Jistis | November 6, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

If the Dems refuse to impeach, is it time to build guillotines?

Posted by: Mitchel Cohen, Brooklyn Greens/Green Party | November 6, 2007 6:22 PM | Report abuse

We have a really nifty way of getting rid of politicians we don't like: elections. While I'm not a big Dick Cheney fan, I am a life-long fan of the Constitution and the in particular the concept of separation of powers. It is rather amusing that we are talking about firing a guy whose chief role is to wait for George Bush to die and break the occasional tie in the Senate. We survived the Al Gone, Dan Quayle, and even the Schuyler Colfax years; Dick Cheney really isn't the anti-Christ that some would like him to be (although he probably has a lower approval rating than Spiro Agnew - quite an achievement). Democrats have control of Congress and unless they nominate someone like Dennis Kucinich, they are likely to take back the White House in 2008. They should use their "power of the purse" to derail Executive decisions that they don't like, not try to demonize and deep-six individuals.

Posted by: Eric | November 6, 2007 6:22 PM | Report abuse

it is time for the great sleeping giant which was woken up by the perpetrators of pearl harbor to rise up again together left and right aginst the traitors which are rapeing this nation's treasure.we americans should rise our voices and have the guts to call what is wrong for what it is regardless if we have to punish one of our own. we have been taken by this shameless, administration.

Posted by: Miguel | November 6, 2007 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Can hardly believe there is anyone left who still calls him/herself a Republican. About time for this very correct, very rational move!

Posted by: April Collins | November 6, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

the american people don't deserve the protections of the impeachment process...
apparently what we have these days, is a finite field with an infinite number of little piggies ... all waiting for slaughter... - let Bush proceed I say...

Posted by: william | November 6, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Congress and the house are wasting their time with the impeachment. Please look at what is going on with in our country. If the president send a resolution to congress and they pass it. Who is at fault the party who drafted the resolution or the Congress who agree and send it back for the president signature? My suggestion is to impeach everyone who voted for the war resolution and send it to the president for signature. He only sign what congress brought before him, they represent the people. Or did you forget the process. We need a better congress and senators. What I see are crooks starting with those who will like to bring shame to the US and the soldiers who defend it.

Posted by: William Lugaro | November 6, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Now Conyers has the marching orders and the tools to do what is necessary.

Posted by: | November 6, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

It is sad that issues which could benefit from genuine debate on a national level, e.g. Cheney's impeachment, get mired in the muck of Kucinich's cult of personality, combined with cynical parliamentary stunts.

Kucinich, who deserves respect for forcing the Democratic leadership to show its true colors, is almost certainly reaping lots of donations from this stunt, and likewise the GOP gets to make itself look smart issuing quips about weaknesses of the the Democrat majority, but who really wins here? The war is no closer to ending, nor is the Executive Branch any closer to being accountable for its role in starting/continuing the war.

Posted by: Ben | November 6, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Impeaching Cheney would make it too easy for the Republicans. They are congenitally incapable of self rule - but they are very good at following orders. Instead of them going nuts trying to decide on a presidential candidate for 2008, if Cheney were impeached the bosses (GWB) would appoint a replacement who would become the presidential candidate. That would save them the agony of making a democratic decision on their own, and save them a whole lot of primary money as well.

Posted by: Jim S. | November 6, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats are blood thirsty now, soon they'll be impeaching one another. Give 'em time and that rage will display itself on the floor of the Congress. Has there ever been a worse congress than this one? I trow not.

I support President George Walker Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. They are the only leaders we have in Washington all the rest of them seem like a highschool debating society except the high schools are more honorable and respectful.

Posted by: Bobe | November 6, 2007 6:26 PM | Report abuse

It's high time someone stood up and started impeachment proceedings. I am elated!

Question: Do we want ANY future President or Vice President to ASSUME the same powers as this administration? Democrat OR Republican? Of course not. Where has the balance of power gone? There is none. And shame on you, Democrats for sitting on your behinds and "acting" so offended and NOT doing anything about it.

You go, Dennis!!!

Posted by: Maggie | November 6, 2007 6:26 PM | Report abuse

The Democratic Leaders are SPINELESS.They won't fight for it even if its the right thing to do.

Posted by: Asa Pouvave | November 6, 2007 6:26 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: hcovitz | November 6, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Boris M. makes a lot of sense. It is hard to tell the parties apart these days.
They are all alike! Read about the
"New World Order." It should wake you up!

We are headed in that direction. I wonder what language we will be speaking here and if we will have the Euro or the Paso? Probably the Euro. Forget the flag cause we won't be allowed to fly the red white and blue. So sad for the younger generation!

Posted by: Teresa | November 6, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

The Nation -- In May of 1972, when then-President Richard Nixon was riding as high as he ever would politically, anti-war activists attempted to place an advertisement in The New York Times urging his impeachment for illegal war making in southeast Asia.


The two-page ad, headlined "A Resolution to Impeach Richard M. Nixon," called on the newspaper's readers to support House Resolution 976, which had been proposed several weeks earlier by Michigan Congressman John Conyers and several other liberal representatives.

Nixon and his aides went ballistic.

its time for america, all america to read the full text of this great res. so lets put this in all paper h.res 799

Posted by: david a belanger | November 6, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

If iraq had wmds, why didn't they use them on us? It was obvious to me that the whole bush admin had lied to us in the first 2 weeks, for if iraq had them, they would have used them. Second, when the war broke out, we did not surround Tikrit, Iraq, where the 550 tons of chem/biol agents were supposedly seen on satellite. However, we did surround the oil wells. Back in the 70's, we could track a man with a cig butt in hand from 100 miles up by satellite, but today we can't track 550 tons of wmds. Give me a break, you liars, murderers and theives of the bush admin. You lied to get iraq's oil, period. Why else is haliburton, exxon, BP, conoco, exxon over there? Then, you stated it was all just a cia mistake, other countries thought Iraq had them. That's not true, other countres wanted to give the inspectors more time to determine if iraq had them. Even if they did think iraq had them, they did not act on impulse. I can think anything i want about someone, but if i take a gun and kill him, that is murder. I can't go to court and say everyone else thought he was bad.

Posted by: ed | November 6, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

It's about time!!! I say impeach Cheney and then go for Bush. I'm ALL for it!!!

Posted by: Murray | November 6, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Im an asswipe who still supports these pricks who no one in the republican party still does. Not even the most conservative.

Posted by: Paul Kane | November 6, 2007 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of how spinelessly this got to Committee, I am crossing my fingers Conyers takes the football and scores a touchdown!

Posted by: hcovitz | November 6, 2007 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Dennis should try to team up with Ron Paul they could save us all!

Posted by: go dennis! | November 6, 2007 6:28 PM | Report abuse

more shame the liberal far left brings to it's party.

Posted by: dwt | November 6, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

If there are any individuals who really believe that any form of attempt to impeach Cheney or Bush at this point is a waste of time......THEY ARE MOST LIKELY CRIMINALS THEMSELVES! Republicans believe, BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS OF BUSH AND CHENEY OVER THE PAST 7 YEARS, that white collar crimes are "okay" for people to commit. I got a call from the devil himself today, and I was surprised since I didn't really believe in hell or the devil until this call.....but he called and said that he has been reserving two empty spaces in hell specifically for Mr. Bush, and Mr. Cheney...IRONICALLY ENOUGH, their spaces are RIGHT NEXT TO HITLER! How appropriate!

Posted by: Rob S. | November 6, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Everyone I know who's been paying attention was on board with this 4 years ago. The rest of us are heads in the sand I guess. Thanks Dennis!

Posted by: bdillar | November 6, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happens, Bush will veto it.

So there.

Posted by: Joe in CA | November 6, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

This article is so blatantly biased it's disgusting - amazingly lousy journalism.

"Democratic leaders long ago rejected any consideration of impeaching Cheney and President Bush as an irresponsible move
supported only by the far left,..."

Oh yeah and Republican Ron Paul, and about 2/3 of Americans, but we'll just set that aside for this terrible article solely for the purpose of trying to tell you what to think. Rubbish !

It seems the problem is that it's hard to impeach 2 guys who were never elected - and ever since have had the attitude that Dick Cheney himself said so eloquently when he told the senator from Vermont to - and I quote - "Go f%#$ yourself" (for asking about Halliburtons double charging the US taxpayers for our soldiers food in Iraq).

Absolutely inexcusable attitude from one of our leaders in Washington! Cheney is just another greedy authoritative power hungry war mongerer, so please, let's impeach the war criminals!

Posted by: sumyunguy | November 6, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich and the Democrats would never get that. The Democrats will not win the Congress next go around in 2008. Come read my daily political blog on my space search Derek Varsalona. Did everyone vote today? If not then don't complain about your government.

Posted by: Derek Varsalona | November 6, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I think it is very responsible for us Democrats to Impeach the leaders of other parties when we disagree with their policies. I believe in a Guatemalan style democracy. Maybe we could actually start lynchings of opposing parties. That is a great way to run a country. Makes me proud to be a Demo.

Posted by: Kucinich (D-Ohio) | November 6, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

This is a great article. I like it because it shows that America does have some remnant of Free Speech left over from the Constitutional Days. You know, the Golden Era when Americans were above lowering themselves to overseas empire, torture, and genocide. Ron Paul is a fan of this article too. He is concerned that Americans access to articles like this could become more difficult if the internet were ever to be regulated by the same folks who regulate the TV news. He's even voted against it. On November 5th I gave money to him for those past votes of his. On Veterans day I'll be paying him again with the hope that in the future, when our soldiers come home from Iraq and elsewhere, they will find that we who stayed at home did not lose grasp of the Civil Liberties which they bleed overseas to defend. You should consider this.

Posted by: Charles S. | November 6, 2007 6:32 PM | Report abuse

As a republican, I understand your sentiments about Cheney. He's certainly a rogue politician with no accountability. Absolute know. Bush has allowed him to run wild during his administration. However, considering the dem's have accomplished nothing with the majority, I find it counter-productive for them raise their vindictive hand against a lame-duck Veep. This seems pety and waste of tax-payers dollars. Let Cheney die on the vine his final 11 months. Please, the man is 5 minutes from another coronary.

Posted by: John in San Diego | November 6, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

George Bush is a puppet and Cheney is the puppetmaster.

They skewed law to suit them, and justified this stupid war.

Cheney ought to be impeached for that.

Frontline's "Cheney's Law", which can be viewed online at PBS explains it nicely.

Bush ought to be impeached for not doing something about illegal immigration, burying the middle class.

Posted by: susy | November 6, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

If democrats don't stand up against this treasonous admnistration, then who will?

Posted by: Scott | November 6, 2007 6:34 PM | Report abuse

The GOP messed up (thankfully) in voting not to kill the impeachment debate. Now that the debate has been approved, We the People are voicing our opinions, and Congress (if it is responsive to the people) is obliged to get on with the business of impeachment. First Cheney and then Bush.

Posted by: James Barbery | November 6, 2007 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Another reason to abolish political parties. If politicians would use more common sence and less political agenda, we wouldn't need to impeach. Perhaps mental evaluations should become mandatory to run for political office, or would that disqualify the majority of our leaders?

Posted by: Marcus | November 6, 2007 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Moths to a flame. More from kookville.

1) It' Bush's fault
2) Cheney is evil.
3) Rove is a puppermaster.
4) 9-11 was a fraud
5) The US did not got to the moon
6) The biggest danger to mankind is the internal combustion engine, not nuclear proliferation, terrorism, or poverty

Drugs, just say no, or you will believe the above * between puffs *

Posted by: Bill | November 6, 2007 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Thank god there's still a patriotic spirit still alive in the U.S.

The liberal AH was impeached for sex; why not killing, lying, illegal espionage, etc.

I'd like the bastard to be hung after he's impeached! On MTV...

Posted by: MENOW | November 6, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is Woo-hoo! Maybe a Yippie thrown in too. Cheney first then Bush! My prayers are going up that impeachment will happen and we will restore the US Constitution and become a nation of laws again.

Posted by: Aleta | November 6, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Impeaching Cheney (and Bush) is only for "fringe element anti-war activists"? If that's what Republicans really believe, then it only shows their continuing and predictable failure to gauge the wishes of the majority of Americans at this sorry hour in our nation's history.

Posted by: davem | November 6, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Finally, for Cheney impeachment is too soft. He is a traitor and should be tried for treason as well as impeached. Bush should go also but that would leave us with Pelosi. The thought of her as President scares me as much as having Bush in office.

Posted by: Ed Etherson | November 6, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I am appalled that reporting on this issue represents that the only citizens interested in pursing impeachment proceedings against Cheney and/or Bush are left-wing anti-war advocates. Moreover, if that is what the House and Senate members think then I am disgusted at the degree to which they are out of touch with their constituents. It is high time for the citizens of this country to take its employees (we do pay their salaries) in hand. If I ran my business with such lowbrow tactics I would lose my license. We have precious few measures to control bad-behavior in this administration...I say bravo and sally forth!

Posted by: Concerned | November 6, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Successful or not, it is important to have the impeachment resolution on record so that someday history will tell that Americans know right from wrong and have the courage to face and tell the truth.
Unfortunately, the reputation of the US will not recover nearly fast enough even if the arrogant crooks are impeached.

Posted by: JoeNobody | November 6, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Kucinich is a courageous and principled man. Thank you and the 21 other heroes for standing up for our Constitution.

Posted by: Lynn | November 6, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Dick has only a 9% job approval rating.

That 9% is illegal war profiteering employees.

Send the "no-oath" VP home. Bush too.

Posted by: LK Terrizo | November 6, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Iraq, corporate scandal such as Enron and WorldCom, Katrina, treason outing CIA operatives for political reasons, the liquidity crisis, the energy crisis, and the list goes on and on -- all brought to you by the Neo-Cons bith Republican and democratic alike.

Funny thing, in times such as these, unlikely heroes emerge. Your vote for Dennis K. is admiral and better than voting for Hillary (who is essentially a NeoCon but says differently, she's incapable of giving a straight answer). But vote for someone "electable" Draft Gore or vote for Edwards!


Posted by: igloo3232 | November 6, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Impeach those Who Lied to the American People & Imprison the ones who made a Profit or shall we say Killing off the Wars in Afghanistan & Iraq!

Posted by: George Washington Rolls | November 6, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Paul Kane is a Republican tool. Notice how many bloggers aren't from the "left fringe" who want impeachment. Kane is a perfect example how all those in and around WDC are completely devoid of the aims and intentions of the nation as a whole. Your lead, sir, is the embarassment!

Posted by: Neal | November 6, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich is a joke

Posted by: Anonymous | November 6, 2007 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow. The sentiment on this site is overwhelming! If only the spineless Democratic leadership would read it.

Posted by: Wow | November 6, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Cheney MUST be removed from office right now to save the nation and the world. Bush is a moron, put him under adult supervision.

Lyndon LaRouche and his youth movement have led the fight for this since 2002-and now he is calling for Pelosi to resign as speaker-she is worse than gutless, she is corrupt as by Hedge Funds, and Felix Rohatyn.

There is too much at stake to play political games or to go along to get along. More congressmen need to show some balls as Kucinich has, and do what the American people elected them to do-whether Cheney-protector Pelosi likes it or not!

Posted by: Margaret | November 6, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

The only "embarrassment" is that Bush and Cheney have managed to stay in office all this time without being seriously challenged until now.

We need to have a serious investigation into war profiteering by Halliburton, Blackwater, et al, and a real investigation about the Downing Street minutes, and how we got into Iraq in the first place.

This is the worst, most secretive, most unchecked administration of all time.

Posted by: Nick | November 6, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

After Cheney is impeached and convicted, Bush is next. After they are removed and permanently barred from office, they should receive fair criminal trials in the U.S. and/or be extradited and tried by the International Court of Justice for their crimes against humanity.

This is the ONLY course of action that would restore our honor as a country. It probably won't happen - but it should.

Pelosi has been as loyal to the principles of our Constitution as her fellow Californian Feinstein. Nevertheless, she should be President - briefly - under the procedures wisely set out by the Founders, who knew that one day we would need to turn the rascals out, and set out a way to do so without bloodshed. If we cannot live up to their vision - and it seems we cannot - then we deserve to suffer the consequences - and I believe we are going to get it good and hard, unfortunately, if the Bush/Cheney gang are allowed to work all the wickedness they intend.

May the Creative Forces of the Universe have mercy on our souls, if any.

Posted by: hermitlobster | November 6, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Dick and his puppet are simply happy to see the end of their term quickly nearing without impeachment because their executive privilege will prohibit, until 40 years after their death, any investigation of criminal activities and conspiracies they were involved in during their rampant 8 years in office.

Now see why all the fuss about impeachment? No??? Oh, well.

Posted by: Terminator II | November 6, 2007 6:52 PM | Report abuse

The fact that we are debating this makes me sick. People ought to realize that when you elect someone you can't just solve it by impeaching them when they do something you don't like. If that mentallity worked we should impeach over half of Congress for not doing what they said they would in their first 100 hours, or for continuing to keep upi the pressure on what they believe. All that has happened is that they fought ever word that came out of the Republican parties mouths, but when time came to actually do something they sat on their hands and failed. Shame on all of you who believe that everything George Bush says is a lie. No one is perfect, but you have to stand up for what you believe in.
I support George Bush and Dick Cheney, and if this turns into an impeachment trial I will continue to support them, and if in 30 years the truth of what they did comes to light I will hold strong to my support or denounce them on the spot. Until then, give me proof to the contrary.
Long live Democracy! Long Live America! God bless us in our time of need.

Posted by: Chris | November 6, 2007 6:52 PM | Report abuse

A rule of the US House of Representatives, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature. Should proceeding initiated by Kucinich be squelched, which state's legislatures will show courage?

Posted by: Diane | November 6, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Whether or not Bush/Cheny/ (and others) are war criminals, and whether or not they also committed serious and impeachable offenses such as conspiring, soliciting, aiding and abetting, and authorizing acts against PERSONS in the US (whether they be citizen or not) in violation of the treaties, laws and Constitution of the US (eg fourth amendment, habeas corpus)....

...whether or not all of that is true, an impeachment costs so much and has such little benefit at this point, that despite being in favor of impeachment itself I would still vote against proceeding with it.

I make no criticism of Kucinich or those who express the impeachment view (it has legal merit and should be voiced ) I remind those who wish to impeach that it will cost, it is unlikely to succeed, you must get BOTH, the Senate rules are tricky, and to fail would bring greater catastrophe upon the nation.

So there you are. Impeachment just ain't in the cards. However, an election is...

Posted by: FkinPissed_but | November 6, 2007 6:55 PM | Report abuse

An "irresposible move supported only by the far left"? Get a grip.

Posted by: Ed Smith | November 6, 2007 6:57 PM | Report abuse

First: polls are very carefully worded closed ended questions that in most cases have a predicted outcome. The clasic is "When did you stop beating your spouse?"

Second: Why did the Dems dump this on a committee when they had the chance to do the first step in impeachment, open hearing? How about because there is no "real" case. Or even better they are complicit.

Note on Second: Think on this, if you have true evidence of treason and withhold it or fail to act on it, you are comitting treason. Or at minimum conspiracy to commit treason.

Third: While I am not very happy with the roads the executive branch are taking, to even suggest executive orders came down from on high to torture people is highly suspicious, there are simply to many people with opposing views that know the rules for that not to be made very public - like CNN. And please don't be naive enough to confuse the field commander with the executive branch. Those people have been caught and I don't doubt that there are others that should be caught. But that is another topic.

And lastly - if you (like me) believe you need changes, vote for them.

Or better - get petitions going, get off the computer and do more than blog.

Posted by: gene - Republican | November 6, 2007 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich is like the Chinese kid standing up against the tank in Tiananmen Square --- but this tank of repression is driven by both the phony two-party Republicans and Democrats committed to maintaining the global corporate Empire behind this facade of 'Vichy America'.

The question now will be whether the media powers in that 'Vichy America' also continue to oppress and repress the growing outrage of average American people to see their government restored to the real democracy against Empire that our founding fathers envisioned and died for --- or whether the media will also rebel against this stacked-deck of Empire and report the real truth to the American people.

Posted by: Alan MacDonald | November 6, 2007 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Another waste of time and money by our congress. They'll spend countless hours and countless dollars to accomplish nothing!! In the end he won't be impeached and we will have wasted alot of money that could have been better spent!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Reality58 | November 6, 2007 6:59 PM | Report abuse

So, it would be "irresponsible" to hold Dick Cheney accountable for the failure of his invasion & occupation strategy?

Who should we hold responsible for the strategy that will cause the deaths of more Americans in Iraq this year than in 2003? The Washington Post? Our Sunni (Baathist) allies? Our Shiite allies (and their Iranian backers)?

"Oh, I know," sez the neocons, "Lets's blame Dennis Kucinich."

Posted by: charlie | November 6, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

This proves just how badly we (Democrats) need to get rid of most of our Reprentatives that put more effort into saving their jobs than saving our country...starting with Pelosi

Posted by: Darrell | November 6, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: BYRON | November 6, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

RE: By the way, he'll be pardoned after the impeachment anyway. Kinda like one big circle jerk--and the head jerk is in the Oval Office.


Upon impeachment, there can be NO pardon.

Posted by: Dave K | November 6, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Dennis! Get on board lovers of liberty and the US Constitution! It's long overdue that our reps. stop cowering before this administration of liar criminals.

Posted by: shauna | November 6, 2007 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Rep. Dennis Kucinich and the 22 co-sponsors for your courage for the resolution considering the impeachment of Vice President Cheney. I would simply re-state what many above have already said. I do not consider myself a part of the radical left, but I am appalled that Cheney is not held accountable for where he has led the country. I am very disappointed in those in Congress (especially the Democrats but also the Republicans) who are unwilling to hold him accountable for what appear to be impeachable offenses. Will our nation ever recover?

Posted by: Paul in Oklahoma | November 6, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Fine. You can still support dick "after" he's impeached. It's a free country, but just remember, A. Hitler too had many supporters even after his death. Hitler was a big Jesus freak.

Posted by: The Truth Hurts | November 6, 2007 7:13 PM | Report abuse

At 55, I have been a life-long Republican and proud of it.

However, I do not believe in voting a straight ticket ... either way. Instead, I choose to vote for whomever I believe to be the best, qualified candidate. Why would anyone do otherwise?

I am a working 'stiff' just like most folk in here and I agree whole-heartedly with bringing this administration to justice, swiftly and completely.

While some of you dis Republicans (and maybe some deserve it), do not lump all of us into one definition. It doesn't fly!

See ...

Thank you!

Posted by: D. C. Densmore | November 6, 2007 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I agree this article is quite right-slanted. MOST of America wants BOTH Bush and Cheney impeached, not just far left-wingers. We want them impeached, removed, tried in court for treason, AND THEN sent overseas to an international tribunal for war crimes. This is the ONLY way to correct this disasterous precedent and begin healing our relationships with the rest of the world. And if I had my way, I'd have the whole administration's records ... take a snapshot of them as of '00 ... and seize every penny profiteered off this war. This money can be given to VA hospitals that have been neglected for so long!

Posted by: Donovan | November 6, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the beauty of the comment sections. Now WaPo knows who its readers are. I trust it wasn't that much of a surprise. :)

Posted by: Beej | November 6, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

cheney is one of the top fall guys in town; it's not cheney - it's bush. anything the herd wants to pin on cheney, they do only because they can't accept the fact that their president is a thieving liar.
face up to it: it's the president who bears the responsibility - not his overaged veep with one foot in the grave

Posted by: charlesjacksonnyc | November 6, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Dennis Kucinich, a true patriot. He is the only elected representative who has had the courage to stand up for the Constitution. We need all Representatives and Senators to stand up behind him and show Bush and Cheney we are not behind occupation of other countries and the slaughtering of it's peoples. Stop them before they go into Iran.

Posted by: M. Dibble, C. Nelson | November 6, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

If it were up to Conyers, he would have brought Impeachment proceedings forward months ago, but Pelosi will not allow it.
She will probably stop him again. We will probably hear no more about it, even though millions in this country feel Impeachment is the only way to save our Democracy.

Posted by: Diane | November 6, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I am applauding this impeachment move and it is way past due. Both Cheney and Bush have driven this country over a cliff with their "to hell with the constitution" mentality. They are both criminals in my book.

Posted by: Silent Majoity No Longer | November 6, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Moths to a flame. More from GOP fraudville.

1) Bush is Jesus
2) Cheney is a master-mind.
3) Rove is a God.
4) 9-11 was directed by a 1973 walkie-talkie from a cave 9,573 miles away. End of story.
5) The Iraq war will only last 8-weeks - or so.
6) The biggest danger to mankind is anybody who disagrees with Bush.

Illegal War Profiteering, Prison, Crimes, Lies, Murders, just say no, or you will believe the above * as you drink your sheep branded beer *

Posted by: How True! | November 6, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

It is about time! Pelosi and other Democratic leaders abdicated their duties and responsibilities the very first day in power, and it took the GOP to put the House back on track and get them to do their jobs. That is the real embarrassment for the Democrats, not the fact impeachment was brought up in the first place. The charges are far more serious than any leveled against Bill Clinton, should be investigated thoroughly, and if valid should go for an impeachment vote. They should not be swept under the rug or ignored because someone might be embarrassed by them.

Posted by: Deb | November 6, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Never has there been more evidence of the need for impeachment--of both Cheney and Bush. Kucinich should be praised, not ridiculed, for doing his sworn duty to uphold our Constitution. Let the evidence be presented and there will be no doubt of what the only reasonable and lawful course should be.

Posted by: Jim Bush | November 6, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment,no. Tar and feather, Yes!

Posted by: Taxpayer | November 6, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Great job DK, IMPEACH NOW.

Posted by: JW | November 6, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Down with this treacherous administration!!

Posted by: Andrew | November 6, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi should be impeached too.

By refusing to prosecute a truly impeachable offense, she is in dereliction of her duty to protect the constitution. And for protecting Bush and Cheney from prosecution, she should be considered complicit in their crimes.

Posted by: Jeremy | November 6, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, finally my depression is lifting. I was afraid my voice was lost in the wilderness. The fact that there are so many angry people out there gives me hope that somehow we will convince the MEDIA to pay attention to us! Rock on Dennis and co-patriots.


Posted by: Lady Blue | November 6, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: cmkx_jaguar | November 6, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should watch Naiomi Wolf's speech on We just have to make sure the fascists masquerading as republicans are not in power for much longer.

Posted by: mother of 3, teacher of many | November 6, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

This is not a "far left" position. Congress has a duty to impeach an Executive Branch that is threatening our democracy.

Posted by: Virginia Scialanca | November 6, 2007 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Throw the bums out. The Republican crooks and most of all, the Republi-cats. These are no Democrats- they are corrupt! Pelosi and the whole show. Throw all Republicans out and all who support these crooks.

Posted by: American Working Stiff | November 6, 2007 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I think people are missing a much more sinister move by the Republicans in what they did. I think they are actually trying to give Kucinich a boost in order to split the Democratic vote should he decide to run as an independent. The only embarrassment to the Democrats is that they didn't back this resolution. They were supposedly sent to Congress to make a change, and by tabling impeachment of the most corrupt vice president in history, they are WORSE than the Republicans because they are allowing him to stay in place. Kucinich is the only politician with the courage and integrity to DO SOMETHING. Politics in America today was in the Twilight Zone, but don't underestimate the Republican dirty tricks.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 6, 2007 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, that comment above should have read by Robin, not anonymous.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 6, 2007 8:41 PM | Report abuse

"We the People..." need a dark horse, a long-shot, and an underdog-- to lead us in the direction-- back to ourselves; do you remember US?

Thank you Congressman Kucinich; you get my vote no matter the odds.

Dangerous times--here in these disunited states; although, after reading through this blog, I hear a distant rumbling of confluence gaining strength.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Let us not forget.

If we fail to bring Bush Inc. to justice, "We the People..." will have been in vain.

Impeach Now!

Posted by: Tom, Portland, ME | November 6, 2007 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Paul Kane writes a biased and unbalanced article full of editorializing. This has nothing in common with the news. The vast majority of the comments here make this clear, but it's still so shameful that it bears repeating.

Posted by: Diane | November 6, 2007 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Democrats promised to END THE WAR IN IRAQ!
Now Democrats play vp impeachment games while OUR CHILDREN DIE!

Posted by: Anonymous | November 6, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

This should be an embarrasment to the Country! This is an example of too little too late. I can't believe that the American people have let Bush and Chenney stay in office! They are at the end of their terms. Why bother with this effort now? They have already done the damage, any damage they will do now is minimized, and soon to end. Wake up people! Get control of your country! The USA is supposed to be a democracy, clearly it is not! A vote does not mean you have a democracy, a democracy is of the people for the people by the people. This is not that. These guys should have been gone one election ago, if not before that! Your fools for supporting these two idiots. GET CONTROL OF YOUR COUNTRY, prove to the rest of the world you are who you say you are!

Posted by: Sean T | November 6, 2007 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Guess who else is urging impeachment hearings..

Bruce Fein- a conservative constitutional scholar who served in the Justice Dept. during the Reagan admin. and has been affiliated with conservative think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation. He (and The Nation's John Nichols) made a very compelling case for impeachment on Bill Moyers Journal recently. Google Moyers and Fein, and you can watch the video or read the transcript. RECOMMENDED.

Posted by: Neither left nor right | November 6, 2007 8:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to send $10 to Dennis Kucinich just to show my support. You should too.

Posted by: Calvin Clawson | November 6, 2007 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Terriffic, but there's a little rule in America called:
It's a little late

Posted by: E | November 6, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I think.

Posted by: Launcher | November 6, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich says that the war has cost the country $500+ billion dollars. However, the money does not disappear down a black hole. Rather, it moves out of a lot of tax-payer's pockets into the pockets of war-profiteers like Dick Cheney. It is too late in his vice-presidency to put band-aids on the limbs that people like Cheney and his corporate cronies have severed, but perhaps impeaching him would be a regenerative symbol of national rejection for the greed and hatred of human justice that he represents.

Posted by: Paul Lyons | November 6, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Cheney and Bush are traitors in my opinion.

Impeachment and removal from office of both war criminals is just the first step. The next is for Congress to give the World Court jurisdiction and have Interpol transport those two killers to be tried for crimes against humanity.

What is wrong with members of Congress? Don't they understand that they cannot get away with business as usual? Don't they understand that the only way to save the United States is to hold its traitors responsible for their actions?

Posted by: David Blimmo | November 6, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what woodwork you guys crawled out of... There aren't enough straitjackets for everybody, so some of you will have to share...

Posted by: Patrick Huss | November 6, 2007 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Finally !!!!!! I want to know what I can do to help with this? This should have happened a long time ago, but better late than never. Both Cheney and Bush are a disgrace to the USA.

Posted by: Susanne Patrick | November 6, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse


Whom do they fear?

Posted by: RBS | November 6, 2007 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Dennis! It's amazing that Pelosi has any kind of reputation for being a far-left liberal. She and Diane Feinstein ought to step aside and let real liberals move into leadership positions. My only regret is that Cheney isn't being brought up on war crimes charges.

Posted by: Knowledgeman1300 | November 6, 2007 9:50 PM | Report abuse

To save our republic we must show that the egregious acts committed by the Cheney/Bush administration are not acceptable. While impeachment will be messy, it is wholly necessary in order to bring justice and stability back to executive branch. If we do nothing and oppose Kucinich's articles, then we are setting precedent for how nefarious we will allow the next tyrannical leader to be. Power is hard to reign back in once it gets out. We must act and reprimand this fascist leaning administration.

Posted by: Ben | November 6, 2007 9:53 PM | Report abuse

For those of you who think the time factor makes it not worth it to impeach: Just think how much more damage this team can do with their remaining time in office! They are already positioning to attack Iran.

Posted by: WDC | November 6, 2007 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Obviously the so called standard "news sources" have more important news items to cover like the LA "writers strike" than impeachment of the VP of the United States who has cost us much more than a few nights without Jay Lenno's monologue. Amazing that the Congressmen both Demos and Repubs can take time from their busy schedule jetting around blowing smoke as to what they "would do" about this or that as opposed to what they can do. The clock is ticking on the entire house of cards. Being a former Repub I am totally embarassed by this administration. They deserve to go down in flames.

Posted by: Dave R. | November 6, 2007 10:14 PM | Report abuse

What nobody seems to understand is that impeachment is bound to fail, because the Democrats will never get the necessary 2/3 vote in the Senate to convict. Therefore, it will be a waste of time and money, and result in a victory for Cheney. He will be laughing all the way to the bank, with the profits from the war he created.

Posted by: David | November 6, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

It's time to take this one more step.

We know the Democrat leadership will do nothing that will hurt their finances.

Instead of following the reported polls why not elect Kucinich the Democratic Candidate for president.

Isn't it time the people were in charge? The only way that is going to happen is to get rid of the current Dem and Rep leadership and support only candidates that have shown they vote with the people. That may mean electing third party and independent candidates to Congress and Executive Branch.

But they couldn't do any worse. They will, however need to immediately nationalize campaign finance to eliminate the influence of PAC's and lobbyist.

Posted by: heraldmage | November 6, 2007 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Why on earth is this a FAR LEFT issue? Any American with an ounce of respect and half a brain is for impeaching both Cheney and Bush. They are guilty of treason and should spend the rest of their lives in jail for their crimes. VISUALIZE them in orange...It is the only way America can regain respect in the world...Say YES to IMPEACHMENT!

Posted by: Bernadette T. Vadurro | November 6, 2007 10:37 PM | Report abuse

A complex issue and one supported by more than the fringe of either party. Impeachment, whether it leads to criminal charges or loss of position, would shine some light into what has become a dark maelstrom of of questionable actions. This country is stronger for questioning her leaders at all times.

Posted by: David | November 6, 2007 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Let the debate begin... let's look at evidence. It's about time that the Executive branch get's a little fear of the people (& God) to keep them in line!!
"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." -Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: Steve | November 6, 2007 10:44 PM | Report abuse

'bout damn time! Steny Hoyer and Pelosi are acting like GM and Ford do towards higher gas mileage staandards. A floor debate on impeachment will win the Democrats votes not lose them, why are they fighting? Because it would shake Rahm Emmanuel's DCCC chokehold on candidates and we'd see a bunch of progressives running in '08. And they'd win.
I only hope the judiciary isn't so full of Federalist Society idiots that we can still get them prosecuted for treason after they leave office, whether they're impeached or not. If that doesn't happen, maybe they can be held indefinitely as illegal enemy combatants. Cheney wouldn't survive 24 hours.

Posted by: wkloefkorn | November 6, 2007 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Thank god it finally happened. I think the the articals brain dead author has it all wrong about the republican vote to keep the debate alive. Most republican congressmen are overjoyed at the prospect of Cheney being impeached if for nothing else to save their party from oblivion. There are a few true republican patriots like Ron Paul in the house and Chuck Hagel in the senate. It would truly be ironic if the the impeachment/Removal of Cheney and subsequently Bush is driven primarily by Republicans but then again history is full of ironies. Maybe the democrates should be the ones worrying about political oblivion.

Posted by: Gauss | November 6, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

go to you tube and look up oklahoma city bombing ,you'll see live news feeds from that day, you will soon see we lost control a long time ago, the media decide what we think ,do ,and hear

Posted by: steve b. | November 6, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment wasn't such an egregious waste of time and money when the Republicans did it to Bill Clinton over personal matters of no consequence to our nation. And they failed to convict. So what's the problem with Cheney standing for impeachment over alleged crimes of huge national import, regardless of the probability of a conviction?

Pelosi and the White House gave the same exact rationale for dismissing the notion of impeachment: that Congress should be focusing on S-CHIP, which they already passed only to have vetoed. And Pelosi added that they should be focusing on getting the troops out of Iraq, which they have failed to do time after time, as recently as last week.

Congress needs a 2/3 majority to get anything done in this political climate, including impeachment. So what's the difference between failing to provide healthcare to children, failing to end an unjust and unproductive war, and failing to impeach the leaders that sold us selective intelligence based on forged documents, aluminum tubes, and some nutjob named Curveball?

Does Dennis Kucinich believe in God? He's been praying to God for the past year that Congress finally call this administration out for their lack of transparency and accountability.

Posted by: Yomp | November 6, 2007 10:57 PM | Report abuse

I hope Mr. Kane will re-educate himself on the views of Americans about impeachment. Polls from recent months show just over half supporting impeachment proceedings against Cheney, and slightly less than half against Bush.

And that's *before* there has been any true investigation, the kind that Conyers can do now that he has full investigative powers.

If only Mr. Kane and the mainstream press would report the facts, the country would swing overwhelmingly against this cabal of neo-fascist warmongers that threatens our constitutional form of government.

People out there, please fight the good fight and make sure this issue doesn't die! Call you representatives. Talk it up with your friends and co-workers. Impeachment is on the table finally! Hurray!

Posted by: fresh1 | November 6, 2007 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Let's not forget the words of Alabama gov. George Wallace - (paraphrased) There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans.
So there you have it; there will be no impeachment just as there will be no end to the illegal war of aggression against Iraq until we get an honest man elected to the oval office.

Posted by: Bill in PA | November 6, 2007 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Bravo! It's about time. Here's how you can help;

Take a moment to call the Capitol switchboard first thing tomorrow at (202)
224-3121 or go to and enter your ZIP Code to
find your local member of Congress, and then tell them the following:

as outlined in HR 333."

United, we will send a message to Congress and our government leaders
that there is truly "power to the people."

Posted by: marcus | November 6, 2007 11:21 PM | Report abuse

The most Impeach-worthy administration EVER!

Thank heaven Dennis is there to start the ball rolling.

Let's hope our nation is still salvageable and the Dems MOVE ON IT!

Everyone, call your Congressmen and DEMAND IMPEACHMENT. Get Bush and Rice too!

Call (202) 224-3121 Capitol Hill

Posted by: Pat G | November 6, 2007 11:30 PM | Report abuse

SOMEONE needs to do SOMETHING to hold this administration responsible for its actions--there is nothing "liberal" about that. Impeaching Cheney is a start. Republicans oppose the idea not on principle, but out of self-interest.

I hate to see this country torn further apart by politics, but it is worse still to stand by while our leaders make a mockery of the American people and our constitution.

Posted by: Ryan Jones | November 6, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Not only should he be impeached, he, the President, and Donald Rumsfield should be tried for war crimes.

Read Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. The Supreme Court even reminded the Bush Administration (Including Cheney), that they were bound by law to comply with Article 3. They chose not to. Among other things, Article 3 prohibits the following treatment of ALL detainees:
(a) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
(b) Taking of hostages;
(c) Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment;
It does not matter if detainees are considered prisoners of war. It does not matter if their treatment is declared not to be torture. If it is degrading alone it is prohibited. There is no reasonable person in the United States who can state that waterboarding or stress positions are not degrading, humiliating, or inhumane treatment.

Posted by: M | November 6, 2007 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Contrary to what the dense Democratic leadership believes, it's not just the "far left fringe" of their party which supports impeachment. Shame on them for arbitrarily and summarily removing a Constitutional provision from any consideration for political expediency, and hurrah for Rep. Kucinich for steadfastly forcing them to confront the evil power of the Administration.

The President and many others have toiled mightly to "earn" impeachment investigations. I certainly hope Rep. Conyers sees this as his opportunity to perform a needed and necessary chore for the benefit of the American people.

Posted by: eandtee | November 6, 2007 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Impeach Cheney NOW!

Impeach! Evilness needs to be brought to justice.

Posted by: Constitutional Patriot | November 6, 2007 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Of course, no hate Bush lunatic can really point to any crime Cheney has committed, except in their deranged fantasies. Hating the Iraq war with irrational insanity does not mean Cheney has committed any crime, misdemeanor, or anything else.

There will be no impeachment or anything remotely close to it. It will never happen in a million years. The only reason House Republicans voted for this was to make fools out of the Democrats that support it...a grand total of about 20 or so,

Forget about polls. Polls mean next to nothing. Only the far Left in Congress and the public would seriously (not just in a hypothetical) try to get rid of Cheney. The Democrats, who think they are going to be back in the White House soon, are not going to jeopordize that possibility with an impeachment proceeding that could easily backfire on them. Not going to happen. Period.

Posted by: Rob Stumpf | November 6, 2007 11:44 PM | Report abuse

We need to gut this filthy, corrupt and criminal regime in both parties! It is a false left-right paradigm and cabal of treasonous scum. Support Ron Paul who speaks real truth to real power that will destroy our nation. It's time to hang these criminals before they create another 9/11 as a pretext to nuke Iran and implement a total police-state.

Posted by: Diamondman007 | November 6, 2007 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Dennis for taking on Cheney. YES to IMPEACHMENT!!!

Posted by: Judy Hildebrand | November 7, 2007 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Bush and Cheney will find out that hell is hot.

Posted by: Kyle | November 7, 2007 12:02 AM | Report abuse

The Vice President of our GREAT COUNTRY is a disgrace.He is a LIAR-he has a dirty mouth ,he is a drunk that can shoot his own friend and have his BOSS cover it up.
It should be no problem to put the right people in off to run this country.and i don't mean a REPUBLICAN

Posted by: Cajunman | November 7, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Only Bush had the courage to act to free Iraq from Saddam. That he made that commitment and stuck with it no matter what is real courage, not Dennis Kucinich's ludicrous impeachment attempt. It's getting to the point that liberals don't even know courage when they see it.

Posted by: God | November 7, 2007 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Every Congressperson swore an oath to defend the Constitution! THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT ON THE AGENDA OF THE HOUSE!

Posted by: Jim | November 7, 2007 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Go Dennis Kucinich
this is round 2 of how many??
maybe not quit a victory but moving forward again.
We will have our day and Bushco's days are almost gone!
wost case exile these guys to Iraq or Iran!
I think they know what justice is,
oh yea does the geniva convention aplie thier?

Posted by: destroyer | November 7, 2007 12:23 AM | Report abuse

I was trying to find out how my representative voted on this, but I cannot find the resolution listed in role call on Would someone please explain to me how I find out how my representative voted no this? Thanks!

Posted by: Kathy | November 7, 2007 12:28 AM | Report abuse

these guys just don't realize how many americans want impeachment. the rest of these bozos will get their just do when their ass comes up for re=election

Posted by: John | November 7, 2007 12:29 AM | Report abuse

This country needs a genuine leader who will remove and preferably annilate the incompetent White House we have today. The logical first step is to impeach Cheney. The country will follow a real leader if ever one emerges.

Posted by: malcolm potts | November 7, 2007 12:43 AM | Report abuse

90% +_ of these comments are FOR impeachment!! That coincides with the country. No matter how hard illuminati fronts like the Washington Post try to play it down, the american people are finally realizing the country has been hijacked (since 1961, if not earlier) by a crimnal conspiracy.

Posted by: the dave | November 7, 2007 12:52 AM | Report abuse

The time is now people! Don't let this brave American flap in the wind by himself. Kucinich is risking everything to get our country back on track. Jam those switchboards and mailboxes. Let them hear you shreik with rage at at what the lying, murdering , war profiteering bums have done to this country. Do not just sit on your hands and say there is nothing we can do, or that it is too late. There are maybe a thousand or so elected politicians in DC. There are HUNDREDS of thousands of us. They are supposed to be working for us. We sent them there to uphold the Constitution. They have failed us miserably.
Impeach Cheney/Bush. Try them for TREASON and then turn them over to an International court to be tried for crimes against humanity.

Posted by: Bev | November 7, 2007 1:09 AM | Report abuse

The author wrote: "Democratic leaders long ago rejected any consideration of impeaching Cheney and President Bush as an irresponsible move supported only by the far left, so they tried today to table Kucinich's impeachment resolution."

I followed your hyperlink: it makes no reference to Democratic leaders characterizing impeachment as "an irresponsible move supported only by the far left"--none.

Posted by: Ryan Jones | November 7, 2007 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Hear hear!

Those commenting here do not think that the motion to impeach Cheney is foolish, or embarrassing.

George Bush and Dick Cheney invented a war and hundreds of thousands have died as a result. There is ample evidence that they have financially profited from this war. The United States as a nation is profoundly weakened by their actions.

These facts more than warrant impeachment!

Posted by: Kevin Trowbridge | November 7, 2007 1:13 AM | Report abuse

It is really quite simple. I am VOTING for KUCINICH. Kucinich is a centre as you can get, but he is painted as left. I don't buy it.
I am voting for him in the primary/caucus and I am voting for him in the election. Even if he does not get the nomination, I am voting to him. And if you have any integrity, any brains and any compassion, you too will vote for him. It's that simple. Nobody but Kucinich 2008!

Posted by: Eli | November 7, 2007 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Have any of you ever read 1984? Living north of your border is like seeing the Hollywood movie version. Nothing is going to happen unless all you cowards, yes you are all cowards, force Conyers to do something. Otherwise we'll be talking about what cowards the Dems are. Don't go to work tomorrow. Start making phone calls. Phone everyone you know to phone your rep to push this thing forward. The whole world depends on you cowards to finally stop assuming your crooked politicians will do your bidding without your involvement. Get Up Stand Up.

Posted by: creamofynguy | November 7, 2007 1:30 AM | Report abuse

Chaney's a master of deceit. WW3 was
averted last week after a patriot miss ile
battery was ordered to fire a doomsday
tipped missile at Tay ran in an attempt
to take out a high level gov person from
Russia. This story may be found at what
doesitmean - never mind her new age themed
stories - her factual stuff is easily verified - in fact the "aftermath" was discussed in a washintondc paper. A larger
facility at baraign did the "clean up" of incident killing 2 enlisted and gravely wounding the NCOIC. The patriot was itself
intercepted before it could do any damage.
Dick is obsessessed with warlike ME actions

Posted by: Saul Sanders | November 7, 2007 1:31 AM | Report abuse

every coment i read is in favor of impeachment. The hatered of this government is greater than we realize...the politicians better listen or we'll vote them out!

Posted by: cris | November 7, 2007 1:47 AM | Report abuse

While we're at it, could we PLEASE impeach Pelosi and Reid??? Who is she to say it's off the table? AS long as there is a constitution it's on the table. It is not a cynical political maneuvre just because it was used as one against Clinton. It is the Founding Fathers' solution to High Crime in the Executive Branch. In this case a long list of crimes that have made a joke of Rule by Law. If the Democratic Congress pays Bush this $Billions for the war, it's theirs! They've bought it!!!!!

Posted by: Brian Mallon | November 7, 2007 1:56 AM | Report abuse

these people have obviously lied and commited huge warcrimes, I say hang em!!!

Posted by: nostradoomus | November 7, 2007 2:07 AM | Report abuse

its about time to let them no we the american people are wakin up to there shenagans

Posted by: Anonymous | November 7, 2007 2:16 AM | Report abuse

There are numerous crimes that Cheney has committed. Prior to the war, start with the energy task force meeting, when he refused to disclose who attended that meeting as required by law. What did Cheney have to hide? That there were military advisers present and big oil interests who where planning a strategy to attack Iraq, destroy the infrastructure, and force most of Iraqi oil off the market. Cheney's plan was to impact world oil supply. After Iraq was bombed, and its oil production fell to one third, the oil supply took a hit, and oil went from $45 to $90 a barrel. The Oligarchy, the oil barons, and the Bush-Cheney oil buddies heavily invested in oil futures prior to the war, and they made a killing. Attacking Iran is for the same reason. To strike the oil infrastructure, manipulate supply downward and increase the price of oil.

With Cheney in command of Norad on the day of the 911 attack, did he arrange for all the simulated exercises that were used as decoys that day? We know that he gave the order to stand down as one plane approached the Pentagon on radar.

And yes, directing the fabrication of deceptive information about Iraq, as a false premise to go to war.

Illegally giving the orders to expose Valerie Plume, CIA agent.

Was Cheney involved in the B-52 equipped with nuclear missiles that was flown across the US without complying with strict military regulations. Was that plane on its way to attack Iran? Was that incident related to the billion dollar put option, betting on a large drop in the stock market in mid September?

Give me the story "Cheney Impeached."

Posted by: CC Rider | November 7, 2007 2:28 AM | Report abuse

I hope the Washington Post now realizes how many crazy lefties read its paper now. About 97% for impeachment. Come on WaPo jump on the wagon! IMPEACH!

Posted by: Bladerunner | November 7, 2007 2:39 AM | Report abuse

Okay insomnia kicks in and I do find something on CNN. I'm confused...or is this just more Orwell Speak? This article was filed at 7:17 pm November 6th. This is all very weird...

November 6, 2007
Third time's not the charm for Kucinich
Rep. Dennis Kucinich would like to have the House debate impeaching Vice President Cheney.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House voted Tuesday to stop Rep. Dennis Kucinich's, D-Ohio, effort to bring up a debate on impeaching Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kucinich, who is vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, has tried to bring up the issue on three separate occasions. The House voted 218-194 to send it to committee, effectively killing it.

On the House floor, Kucinich said Cheney "acted in a manner contrary to his trust as vice president." Kucinich also said Cheney harmed national security by openly threatening Iran.

"Vice President Richard B. Cheney by such conduct is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office," Kucinich said.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino criticized Democrats in Congress for spending time on this debate rather than focusing on health care for children and veterans.

"This Congress has not sent a single appropriations bill to the president's desk this year - a new record of failure," Perino said.

"Yet, they find time to spend an entire work period on futile votes to impeach the vice president or to pass contempt citations against the president's chief of staff and former counsel. It is this behavior that leaves the American people shaking their head in wonder at this Congress," Perino added.

-CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Posted by: creamofynguy | November 7, 2007 3:43 AM | Report abuse

The best thing you can do now is to write your Representative, point them to this article and in particular the comments, and register your own desire for impeachment proceedings. Point out the VAST majority of Americans, whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, want Cheney AND Bush impeached. You might also throw in there you want the House to deny further funding for the war.

Even if the proceedings take the rest of the administration's term (which would be good to keep them busy and then we wouldn't have to worry about Pelosi), we need to do this.

As someone said earlier, bad presidents make bad precedence. If Congress simultaneously refuses to further fund the war, we win both ways.

Write Your Representative

As someone else said earlier, I'm voting Kucinich all the way, even if I have to write him in. Don't let corporations choose your next president.

Posted by: Lips Malloy | November 7, 2007 3:48 AM | Report abuse

I am truly amazed that Kucinich had the moral turpitude to address impeaching Cheney. I do wonder why Pelosi and Reid seem to be protecting such a corrupt President and Vice President.

I have become extremely ashamed of our Congress. Finally, a person Kucinich who is trying to rebuild what Bush and the REAL President(Cheney) have so recklessly have done to destroy our country's world standing. Like Bladerunner said IMPEACH!!

Come on Congress show some backbone and for once think about the USA and give back the money from those Corporations who pay you to vote their way. Vote the way your constituents want.


Posted by: Phoebe | November 7, 2007 3:52 AM | Report abuse

Why not find out how your Representative voted? Call their office tomorrow and ask.

They have to hear that their constituents care about this or they'll continue to live and vote in their purple bubble.

Have the phone clerk pass on your heartfelt thanks and encouragement (or tell them they'd better shape up, if needed). For names and numbers, enter your zipcode on

Just do it. Show them and Mr. Kucinich that we don't leave our patriots hanging when they fight for us.

Posted by: maxzj05 | November 7, 2007 3:54 AM | Report abuse

Dennis Kucinich, evidently this congress' Lincoln, and his supporters see the light; kudos to them. Cheney and Bush have become for good reason the laughing stock of the world and should have been forcibly removed long ago, requiring merely a congress with a little backbone to do it. And the argument that impeachment is favored by only the radical left is easily quashed by the overwhelming number in favor of it exhibited already in the comments of Washington Post readers. Could they all be left wing loonies? I think not.

Posted by: Robert | November 7, 2007 4:01 AM | Report abuse

total conflict of interest! Haliburten, Kellog, Root & Brown, etc. al. energy policy: 0 for the people. . . everything for the oil barons. Off the blood of our fine deluded military. If Cheney, and later Bush are not impeached, it shows how bought, compromised & worse the so called two party system really is. Lynch the blanks! Although that is really too good for them. And don't forget the rest of the cabal: Rummy, Rice, Rove, etc.

Posted by: John Wolf | November 7, 2007 4:19 AM | Report abuse

I applaud Dennis Kucinich for his bravery and his consistency. I also despair that these Democrats are no different from the Republicans. That we will never see impeachment of these monsters--- Bush, Cheney, the lot of them now looks fairly certain. With their P-NAC, New World Order crap. I have a bumper sticker which says Impeach Bush and everywhere I go I hear only that people agree with the sentiment. I also wear a button on my person, a large one, which shows a picture of Bush and Cheney and says: "Jail the Bastards." Everyone I meet notices it, and so far, they all react with great approbation.

So much for the left wing extremes!

I cannot bear the fact that this nation, which I have loved for so long as a democratic republic, is now a fascistic plutocratic theocracy.

Posted by: BillSalem | November 7, 2007 4:31 AM | Report abuse

Forget impeachment, too lenient for these traitors. Hang a noose near Cheney's ranch in Wyoming and storm his house, drag him out and be done with it. Then head down to Crawford Texas.

Posted by: Hageeisanass | November 7, 2007 5:17 AM | Report abuse

Impeach Cheney and his president now.

Posted by: Jennifer Goldszmidt | November 7, 2007 5:34 AM | Report abuse

The conspiracy of silence in complicity with unconstitutional wars of aggression by congress and the media is systemic and lasting indictment of the lack of rule by law in the commission of Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.

Rep. Kucinich failed to include Bush and Rice, or the use of depleted uranium - a war crime in itself. I feel he was grandstanding for donations before a Zionist intimidated and venal congress of co-conspirators and thereby they are all impeached and a disgrace.

Cheney according to then Secretary of Transportation Norman Manetta prevented the air force for defending the pentagon from attach on September 11, 2001 - truly an act of High Treason and mass murder to terrorize the public mind and for imperial wars for world domination and perhaps thermal-nuclear war that will vaporize us all.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell | November 7, 2007 5:43 AM | Report abuse

I dont care how the media spins it,any congressman that does not fulfill his oath by impeaching these criminals is a traitor.
But it might not matter I hear the Provost General R.L. Johnson is planning to arrest Paulson and Cheney over the Wantagate Citibank theft of 4.5 trillion bucks. Bushco is endeavoring to leave only scorched earth of what was the USA.Bushco has made a laughingstock of this nation and the time has come for them to go.

Posted by: John K. Riggs | November 7, 2007 5:58 AM | Report abuse

Lucy just pulled the football away from Charlie Brown...AGAIN.

Posted by: pjcomix | November 7, 2007 7:01 AM | Report abuse

Democrats made fools of themselves. When Republicans changed their votes, a big chunk of Democrats changed their votes to table it. In a way it proves that Democrats don't stand for anything other then opposing God and Country.

Posted by: hardyharhar | November 7, 2007 7:07 AM | Report abuse

Cheney was part of the "outing" of Valerie Plame. Then Bush commutes Libby's sentence. Cheney and Bush, at least "cherry picked" the intelligence leading up to the Iraq war which has now cost $500 billion and counting along with 4000 American soldiers, countless Iraqi civilians, etc.

The Administration has "lost" 9 billion dollars in Iraq yet vetoes health care for lower middle class children while cutting taxes on the wealthy. The list goes on and on yet we have no one to blame but ourselves. This Administration was voted in a SECOND time (which is mind blowing to me) because approximately 51% of voters were more concerned about who someone sleeps with rather than getting Bush/Cheney out of office AND then the Democrats couldn't muster enough guts to get a CLEAR majority in the Congress and now we're stuck with them for approximately another year. Impeach Cheney?!! I say have them both drawn and quartered in a public square.

Posted by: jrr21742 | November 7, 2007 7:09 AM | Report abuse

lets hope !!but not for dennis kucinich,they would go unchallenged,where are we??we are in a world directed by zion power and thats evilthanks joe d

Posted by: joe demarco | November 7, 2007 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Cheney, Bush, & most of Congress are corrupt traitors. There is a New World Order conspiracy that politicians like Bush & Hitler have talked about for decades, which manipulates most governments - through pushing certain beliefs as well as by bribery, blackmail, and intimidation. Besides Kucinich & Ron Paul there are few people currently in office I'd ever consider voting for. America is screwed, the NWO will trash our economy, balkanize the country, and force any sovereign elements of our government to capitulate as they trap America in WW3.

Posted by: Jedi | November 7, 2007 7:16 AM | Report abuse

I don't care who gets him first, impeachment proceedings or God, just as long as he gets removed and his legacy is so tarnished that he's forgotten completely. What a pathetic example of a human being.

Posted by: aid9f19 | November 7, 2007 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Support for impeaching Cheney tops 50% among Americans. Why don't you report that? You say the republicans "consider" supporters of impeachment to be "far left" and "fringe" elements, without reporting the poll numbers which show impeachment has MAJORITY support in this country. Are you spinning for the Jihadi wing of the Republican party?

Posted by: Cole | November 7, 2007 7:43 AM | Report abuse

the real question in my mind is: What was the role of the leaders in the Democratic party that THEY don't want reveiled? I never understood why the Dems became Repug lap dogs and allowed torture, military rule, and loss of civil rights. They are afraid of being embarrassed and I believe they should be!

Posted by: cris | November 7, 2007 8:08 AM | Report abuse


1)Mr. Kane, you can stop shilling for the neocons. The spin in your article trying to paint this impeachment movement as a fringe element might work on those glued to the Faux news channel, but not on thinking Americans who are paying attention. The majority of this country wants these pukes out of office and the end of neocon, ubercapitalist rule. You are an embarrassment, sir.

2)To you sad, pathetic losers who still cling to your neocon fantasies: sorry dorks, your time is over. You too can spin all you like and try to paint the true patriotic, progressive, American center as extremist. But again, the thinking people of this great nation(who don't have their heads up their a**es like you do)are on to your subterfuge. Go crawl back under the rocks you've come from.

Posted by: Bob F | November 7, 2007 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Its about time Cheney and the rest of the war criminals got what is coming to them... Impeachment is the LEAST of what should happen to them. Why did Ron Paul vote to table HR333? I thought he was a crusader for the constitution. Go Dennis and the 22 co-sponsors!

Posted by: nbnnh | November 7, 2007 8:44 AM | Report abuse

The whole reason the democrats are even in office is because they promised to impeach & end the war before the november elections in 2006. Thats the reason the republicans lost both houses last year. That is certainly not a fringe movement but a majority of the american public. Closer to the 80 Percent in the polls last year.

This guy is a gatekeeper spreading disinformation.

Posted by: John | November 7, 2007 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Anyone have the names of the Dem's that voted against the measure? It's time to clean house.

Posted by: Fred | November 7, 2007 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Let me be clear. I am a disheartened Republican. I have been a Republican supporter for nearly 20 years and I have never been so ashamed of my party as I have been in the last 7 years. Although, the great Clinton Inquisition of the 90's was more than a bit ridiculous, the last seven years have plethora seen continued let downs, scandals, bloated government, out of control spending, approval of internationally illegal interrogation methods, a lying Attorney General, knowing use of false intelligence as a pretense for war and a President who seems to act more like a fraternity leader than a leader of the free world. Our nation has fallen and continues to collapse. The problem is that I don't want to give the nation back to the Democrats either. Honestly the first thing they should have done when they took office was start inquests and impeachments proceedings against the Attorney General, Vice President and President, these people are not a part of my Republican party, they are criminals. I want Republicans to return to their core beliefs of fiscal responsibility and small government. After much fence sitting I finally made up my mind yesterday that I will support Ron Paul or no one in this coming Presidential election.

Posted by: Mac Daugherty | November 7, 2007 9:23 AM | Report abuse

30,000 innocent Iraq citizens murdered in "Shock and Awe". Anyone remember that? No WMD's = Mass Murder. Will we see an electic chair? I'd love it so would the world.

Posted by: Diceman | November 7, 2007 10:02 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: thepeoplesopinion | November 7, 2007 10:07 AM | Report abuse

If you support Dennis Kucinich's brave and courageous moves, please SUPPORT HIM FOR PRESIDENT! HE CAN WIN, BUT ONLY WITH YOUR HELP!


Posted by: Cody | November 7, 2007 10:08 AM | Report abuse

You know, there's actually an ironic truth to the Washington Post's and the NY Time's reporting that the Democrats narrowly averted "the embarrassment" of Kucinich's bill to impeach Cheney coming to a floor debate.

Yes, the Democrats avoided the embarrassment of being exposed by floor debate as being a fully complicit enabler and partner with the Republicans in this facade of a two-party 'Vichy government' in our country.

But like the 'Vichy government' in the 1940's, the entire political process and the media are now being recognized as being loyal not to the people of America (or France), but to the corporatist Empire hiding behind those Vichy facades.

Impeach Cheney and Bush --- and stop the corporatist Empire hiding behind 'Vichy America'.

Posted by: Alan MacDonald | November 7, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Impeach Cheney ? I want that very badly , until I considered what that would actually do.
1. Allow BUSH to appoint his replacement
2. Whoever is appointed than has the rains of power to take the election.
3.This than protects Bush & Cheney from being imprissoned for high crimes. and as with Nixon either one would be pardoned.
4. stops we the people from indicting these two on all these many charges., who wins?
Im guessing Pelosi is thinking of a special prosacuter after the election.
but where in the main streme news is anything about this?
Our big concern should now be stopping the third world war that will allow them to declare martial law, than its all over folks.

Posted by: Andrew | November 7, 2007 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Can someone help me with my math Homework...? please

Posted by: The guy next to me | November 7, 2007 10:27 AM | Report abuse

yo nigs Cheney iz da shiz nit mo fo!

Posted by: Mexicanhater | November 7, 2007 10:28 AM | Report abuse

kkkk later

Posted by: aaa | November 7, 2007 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Hey I's heard that Cheney has been going down on every secertary in the senate! Male or Female!

Posted by: Crip13 | November 7, 2007 10:31 AM | Report abuse

If we refuse to do what's right today because of what might happen tomorrow, we are doomed to continue on this disastrous road we are on. That is exactly what the wimpy Dems. like Pelosi, and now Feinstein, have been doing and it's not working. I applaud Kucinich for standing up and pushing for impeachment. We can't let the Cheney/Bush crimes go unpunnished. It is clear when you read the comments here that this is not left wing rhetoric, this is the heart of America begging for someone to do something. Support Kucinich and his efforts. We need to stand up and send a message to the world that Americans are not supporting the Bush crime family. Everyone needs to call their congressmen now and tell them that you want impeachment and prosecution. Nothing less.

Posted by: Jan S. | November 7, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I love it. Between things like this and the Rush Limbaugh Letter the Dems are looking more and more like completetin foil hat idiots. And they just keep on walking right into the traps. LOL!

Posted by: Bogtrotter | November 7, 2007 10:45 AM | Report abuse

With status-quo candidates from both parties(Hilary is just a good-ol boy with a vagina) leading the early polls, Kucinich is our only hope for REAL change. Bringing articles of impeachment against Cheney is the best option for stopping the madness of this neocon White House.

The media believes that as long as they repeat something, our fellow citizens will take it as the truth, ie "only the far left supports impeachment of Cheney", and "Kucinich is unelectable. As new polls show that 52% of Americans support the bombing of Iran, big media's blanket coverage of all things Bush/Cheney are once again proving Bush's Fool me adage-"fool me 3 times, shame on us all"

Posted by: democracyknot | November 7, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Please do not bow to anymore Republican strong arming tactics. Impeach Cheney and Bush for their long list of crimes against the Constitution and the American people. Do not rest until justice is done. Let's get our Democracy back on track, stop the warmongering, stop the corruption, stop the greed. Hold Bush and Cheney accountable for thier crimes, punish them to the full extent of the law like you would any other criminal.

Posted by: Michael Gregory | November 7, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

The most recent poll on impeaching Cheney came in the way of the Libby commutation back in July, 2007. It was performed by the American Research Group (ARG), which operates out of New Hampshire.

ARG in July 2007 found that:

+ 54% of adults were in favor of impeaching Cheney.
+ 40% were oppposed.

Since then, major polling firms such as Zogby and Gallup have been offered significant sums to update the impeachment polls, and all have declined.

Back in July, a majority of Americans were in favor of impeaching Cheney. So, no one can accurately characterize this as a fringe issue.

Posted by: Beezer | November 7, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

We the people need to take back our government from the disaster capitalists. No war with Iran will mean no fuel for the corporate devils who have ravaged Iraq and taken the lives of so many people. Ridding ourselves of the architect of the war in Iraq is the first necessary step to getting our country back. Let's begin to regain our respect in the world by showing the world we won't tolerate these corpoate thieves.

Posted by: Keith Noble | November 7, 2007 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Protect the CONSTITUTION. Be warned by Pakistan's dictator and his actions against the supreme court and constitution.

Posted by: CC Cameron | November 7, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Impeach!! Then truly investigate the 9/11 insiders. We should recognize demolition by now.

Posted by: frank | November 7, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

The rest of the entire world would like to see Cheny and Bush Hung from a very high tree just twisting in the wind!
The least that you can do is impeach them both. Criminal proceeding can take place after that!

Posted by: Canadian | November 7, 2007 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Impeachment is certainly NOT a desire only of a "fringe" left camp among democrats. The Fourth Estate fails us every time a paper like the Washington Post distorts reality by reprinting such nonsense and then not challenging it.

Kucinich has finally shown us that at least some in Congress have gotten their spines back. Now, if the Democratic leadership can just find their own collective spines, we might have some accountability in the executive branch.

Impeachment is not a sideshow that would derail "real work" on the part of the Congress. Holding the other branches of government accountable via the system of checks and balances is, perhaps, the most important "real work" the Congress can do, when the balance of powers is under threat.

Does anyone in this country really think our government's executive branch ISN'T in need of some "checking"?

I say, it's way past time. If the resolution dies in committee, then the dems are failing a majority of voters in the country, as at least one recent poll indicates.

Posted by: John Baldridge | November 7, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Apesma, you're getting too big for your cage....

Posted by: Captain Beefheart | November 7, 2007 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Democrats are defeatest and will ruin this country. A simple question to ask yourselves; "Who would the terrorists vote for and why"? Think about this before you vote and if the liberals get in, be prepared for a civil war in this country.

Posted by: Melzon | November 7, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to see at least one news organization covering this story.

It is quite amazing that over 50% of americans support this impeachment action, yet the mainstream media almost completely fails to cover it.

Is the pro-neocon media bias obvious yet?

Posted by: Fred Ache | November 7, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I am always amused to hear that it is the "far left" of the Democratic Party that wants Bush and Cheney impeached. No, rather the leadership of the Democratic Party and the media pundits are far a field.

At last count, 54% of Americans want Cheney impeached. So by the reckoning of the Democratic leadership and the media, 54% of American are "far-left," so be it; you may call us whatever you want. Whatever we are, we want him gone.

Posted by: Tony Buontempo | November 7, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

The only ones more culpable than Bush and Cheney for the insane situation currently playing out in the United States are the members of congress for their refusal to do what is right and necessary.

Posted by: Dan Haines | November 7, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Just where is the line? How far does this Administration get to go and how much havoc do they get wreak in the year they have left before impeachment gets put back on the table?!?!?!? It's time for Congress to take a stand and go on record for Democracy. This Administration needs to be held accountable. I don't care if impeachment fails because there aren't enough votes. Do what's right for Democracy!!! And bravo to the Repubs. If they are able to embarrass the Demos on this, the Demos deserve it.

Posted by: Ginger in Portland | November 7, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Gee, according to your perspective I'm way on the left. My many conclusions written below were made by observation and reasoning, in other words, critical thinking. Conclusions made after educating myself via reading many books and magazine and newspaper stories over the past seven years and comparing it with what's been fed to me as "news" by mainstream print and broadcast media. So, here goes. Apparently Cheney's claim of "working on the darkside, if you will" didn't resonate with you as it did with most Americans. As did Bush's snickering comment, "It'd be a lot easier if this were a dictatorship, and I was the dictator." Our Founders mentioned the word "impeachment" MANY times in the Constitution because they probably foresaw an administration like this one as an eventuality: after all, King George was their leader at the time. It is our job as citizens to monitor government, effect necessary changes to return to the rule of law, and then make sure the offenders are held accountable TO THE PEOPLE after impeachment. It is our DUTY as citizens to impeach those who've lied when they took the oath to our Constitution. Cheney, and many, many others must be impeached (and I hope his lawyer David Addington gets his days in court, too). Maybe the mantras of more war will stop. I consider myself mainstream. I am a former public school teacher. I am "just an American", and here's what I want for my country:I want the Constitution restored and followed; a wholesale House (and Senate) cleaning of those who do not vote in favor of impeachment of liars based on facts; I want criminal trials wherever they are necessary in addition to a war crimes tribunal for the warmongers who promoted and profited from the occupation; I want our formerly efficiently run government bureaucracies and military returned to their purpose and not EVER AGAIN used by any administration as means to promote ANYONE's view of governing or promoting certain religious beliefs; publically funded elections of every election in the country and paper ballots for each voter to end the horrendous rule of America via corporate bribery of public officials;I do not want FISA or any other secret ANYTHING in the judicial branch; laws prohibiting anything other than the current veto by a sitting president(no signing statements whatsoever); laws that explicitly say that no president can declare law, only Congress can after open debate and after hearing from us, the voters; laws that say our country endorses diplomacy and negotiation above all else in its statesmanship; laws prohibiting war profiteering FOREVER; laws prohibiting mercenary armies for hire as well as prohibiting them from EXISTING in this country; a renewal of the Sherman Act to break up company ownership in America with an especially critical view of not allowing the few to own most of our countries print, airwaves, and broadcast media including the Internet which should be free and available to all; a progressive income tax; laws which mandate that if a company wants to do business here, it must pay all its taxes without freebes as is done now (if you don't like it, fine; we'll just start up new companies who'll be glad to help pay taxes to the benefit of all Americans); the return to a strong public schools system which is the basis of a republic - ignorance (and no news) can and does lead to dictatorship; a single-payer health care system; a complete transition from fossil and nuclear fuel consumption to renewables. There are so many things to right that have been made wrong under this administration so I'll say this: We must carefully oversee the reversal of EVERYTHING this admininstration has inflicted upon us. So, I guess I lack DC myopia. To whom could we look as a possible model of government for the people and not by corporations as is the status quo here? I suggest Finland, a government of high taxes, the highest literacy rate of any country, free and excellent daycare for working parents, an excellent universal healthcare system with a record of one of the lowest if not the low, childbirth deaths in the world,long-term benefits of environmental responsibilty to its citizens and the world, a history of bravery and loyalty without jingoism unsurpassed by standing up to the powerful U.S.S.R over many decades. They fought for their country as we did during our Revolutionary War and World Wars. However, they have never promoted war, declared fake wars nor manipulated other governments to do what was right in their view of how the rest of the world should be run. As far as governments go, the Finnish citizens closely monitor and criticize their government so that it does many things right for each and every citizen. Wow, didn't the Founders write similar words in our constitution? So when will be practitioners of the people, by the people and for the people? Impeach Cheney. Every journey beings with a step.

Posted by: Karen in Wisconsin | November 7, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Gee, according to your perspective I'm way on the left. My many conclusions written below were made by observation and reasoning, in other words, critical thinking. Conclusions made after educating myself via reading many books and magazine and newspaper stories over the past seven years and comparing it with what's been fed to me as "news" by mainstream print and broadcast media. So, here goes. Apparently Cheney's claim of "working on the darkside, if you will" didn't resonate with you as it did with most Americans. As did Bush's snickering comment, "It'd be a lot easier if this were a dictatorship, and I was the dictator." Our Founders mentioned the word "impeachment" MANY times in the Constitution because they probably foresaw an administration like this one as an eventuality: after all, King George was their leader at the time. It is our job as citizens to monitor government, effect necessary changes to return to the rule of law, and then make sure the offenders are held accountable TO THE PEOPLE after impeachment. It is our DUTY as citizens to impeach those who've lied when they took the oath to our Constitution. Cheney, and many, many others must be impeached (and I hope his lawyer David Addington gets his days in court, too). Maybe the mantras of more war will stop. I consider myself mainstream. I am a former public school teacher. I am "just an American", and here's what I want for my country:I want the Constitution restored and followed; a wholesale House (and Senate) cleaning of those who do not vote in favor of impeachment of liars based on facts; I want criminal trials wherever they are necessary in addition to a war crimes tribunal for the warmongers who promoted and profited from the occupation; I want our formerly efficiently run government bureaucracies and military returned to their purpose and not EVER AGAIN used by any administration as means to promote ANYONE's view of governing or promoting certain religious beliefs; publically funded elections of every election in the country and paper ballots for each voter to end the horrendous rule of America via corporate bribery of public officials;I do not want FISA or any other secret ANYTHING in the judicial branch; laws prohibiting anything other than the current veto by a sitting president(no signing statements whatsoever); laws that explicitly say that no president can declare law, only Congress can after open debate and after hearing from us, the voters; laws that say our country endorses diplomacy and negotiation above all else in its statesmanship; laws prohibiting war profiteering FOREVER; laws prohibiting mercenary armies for hire as well as prohibiting them from EXISTING in this country; a renewal of the Sherman Act to break up company ownership in America with an especially critical view of not allowing the few to own most of our countries print, airwaves, and broadcast media including the Internet which should be free and available to all; a progressive income tax; laws which mandate that if a company wants to do business here, it must pay all its taxes without freebes as is done now (if you don't like it, fine; we'll just start up new companies who'll be glad to help pay taxes to the benefit of all Americans); the return to a strong public schools system which is the basis of a republic - ignorance (and no news) can and does lead to dictatorship; a single-payer health care system; a complete transition from fossil and nuclear fuel consumption to renewables. There are so many things to right that have been made wrong under this administration so I'll say this: We must carefully oversee the reversal of EVERYTHING this admininstration has inflicted upon us. So, I guess I lack DC myopia. To whom could we look as a possible model of government for the people and not by corporations as is the status quo here? I suggest Finland, a government of high taxes, the highest literacy rate of any country, free and excellent daycare for working parents, an excellent universal healthcare system, the long-term benefits of environmental responsibilty to its citizens and the world, a history of bravery and loyalty without jingoism unsurpassed by standing up to the powerful U.S.S.R over many decades. They fought for their country as we did during our Revolutionary War and World Wars. However, they have never promoted war, declared fake wars nor manipulated other governments to do what was right in their view of how the rest of the world should be run. It is up to us to make sure the rule of law is followed and that we all benefit under our Constitution. Our republican government must be "of the people, by the people and for the people." The people of Finland are educated, aware, and always fearlessly critical of their elected officials. They make sure government does what the people want and if it's not done, government is changed and sometimes people go to jail. Congress must impeach Cheney and other lawbreakers in this administration and they must face their consequences without "friends" negating them. If Congress does not face its responsibility, I doubt there will be ANY incumbents in office next year.

Posted by: Karen in Wisconsin | November 7, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

"CLINTON: Good evening.

Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world.

The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people."

President Clinton
Oval Office Address to the American People
December 16, 1998

Posted by: TMcA | November 7, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

This is long overdue. Cheney's shadow hangs over the Administration and Mr. Bush. The media is playing it down. It remains to be seen if our politicians will run with the ball. It is not too late.

Posted by: Denis in California | November 7, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

It's really amusing that, among the vast majority of comments insisting that Cheney be impeached followed by the impeachment of Bush, there are still some posters who believe this is a "fringe" issue. The Washington Post is hardly a leftwing publication, but obviously its readers are for the most part highly in favor of impeachment. (Generally speaking, only people who get their "information" from Fox news and rightwing talk radio actually believe in the liberal media myth.)

I didn't get the impression that Paul Kane considers impeachment to be part of the far left agenda, but that he is reporting the fact that Democratic leaders have rejected it as such. If I'm wrong, I imagine the responses to his statement have enlightened him.

I've also noticed that the most virulent, left-bashing, ignorant comments are usually the most grammatically challenged with horrid spelling and a distinct lack of logic. Go figure.

Incindentally, for Eric who said, "We have a really nifty way of getting rid of politicians we don't like: elections. While I'm not a big Dick Cheney fan, I am a life-long fan of the Constitution..." - impeachment IS part of the constitution. That's the way we get rid of criminals who are posing as our leaders.

Elections don't get us what we want. In 2000, Bush was appointed by the Supreme Court (so much for separation of powers!), and blatant voter fraud and abuse in Ohio got him into office in 2004.

Unless steps are taken we could wind up with yet another dangerous lunatic in the White House in 2008. The first of those steps just might be to bring impeachment to the forefront, whether or not it succeeds.

Posted by: LeeAnn G | November 7, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans voted for debating the matter. Why did the Democrats want to NOT debate the matter? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Left-wing kooks should be praising the Republicans. Republicans were ready to debate the issue in the open before the American people. The Democrats arfe hiding from debate. Why?

Posted by: TMcA | November 7, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse


We call our first witness, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California)
Statement on US Led Military Strike Against Iraq
December 16, 1998


We call our second witness, President Clinton:

"CLINTON: Good evening.

Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world.

The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people."

President Clinton
Oval Office Address to the American People
December 16, 1998


Posted by: TMcA | November 7, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Washington Post as gatekeeper. The mainstream media controls the reality bubble (and they know it). Fume on.

Posted by: tom | November 7, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey TMcA...
It shouldn't take longer than freakin' WWII!!
What's your point!!!
It's the right thing to do. Even TRUE Republicans (as opposed to Neo-Cons) who believe these folks have betrayed the country with treasonous acts, realize they've got to be held accountable. The time to put Country over Party is NOW!!!

Posted by: Neuremberg | November 7, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

---what took so long??---has everyone been asleep while bush and cheney where doing their best to destroy our image all over the world?!!--read lee iacocca book--"where have all the leaders gone?"--he puts everything this adminstration has done into easy to understand words of common sense--over 9trillion in debt,a war that wasn't needed and we still sit and watch as cheney and crew think about war with iran!--as charlie brown would say"GOOD GRIEF"!!!

Posted by: lee sanders | November 7, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm about as middle-American as one can be, and I'm not exactly surrounded by flaming radicals out here in the 'burbs. However, I don't know ANYONE who supports Cheney. Even the Republicans are throughly disgusted with BushCo and this useless and expensive war founded on lies spouted by Cheney.

The mainstream media are clearly placing a blackout on this issue. Just watch: If you see a report on it, there is always an editorial, "But, of course impeachment won't go anywhere."

However, the MSM is seriously out of touch with the majority of average Americans on this issue, and their corporate bosses have their own reasons for wanting to suppress any investigation of Cheney and his war profiteer cronies.

Posted by: Sara in MN | November 7, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Neuremberg wrote:
Hey TMcA...
It shouldn't take longer than freakin' WWII!!
What's your point!!!

We are still in Japan and Germany. What's your point? If you are attempting to impeach Bush or Cheney for "lying" then you need to start with the ORIGINAL liar:

"CLINTON: Good evening.

Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world.

The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people."

President Clinton
Oval Office Address to the American People
December 16, 1998

Posted by: TMcA | November 7, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Kucinich for having the balls to do what needed to be done.

Posted by: N.S. | November 7, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

N.S. wrote:
Kudos to Kucinich for having the balls to do what needed to be done.

You forgot kudos for the Republicans too. They vote FOR debate. The Democrats don't want to debate.

Posted by: TMcA | November 7, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Ohio Elects Dennis...all of America has to say they are sorry for the mistake of Ohio

Posted by: bob litfin | November 7, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

The people of the United States and the law of our land is well-served with impeachment hearings for Vice President Cheney.
I applaud Congressman Kucinich for asserting that the law should be enforced.
If you're with me, do like I will certainly do and vote for Kucinich.
Health care,
Kucinich 08!

Posted by: Marck Goldstein | November 7, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

The Dems have shown that they have their muzzles in the same money bags that the Reps do.
Americans have to come to grips with the reality of money in politics. At least Hillary is asking us to establish government paid elections. We have to find ways to get moneyed interest out of the political system because it corrupts all it touches.

Posted by: Reboot9 | November 7, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: CARL BOLLINGER | November 7, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

It is unfathomable to me that the Democratic party, except those with their heads screwed on right, wishes to be politically correct to the wrong people (people that don't vote democratic) and refuse to act on impeachment for the most impeachable human being ever born in these United States. Even democratic leaders have said off the record, that they are completely aware that this administration operates outside of the law.

Bush should have been impeached years ago. Right on, Mr. Kucinich. To the rest of the democratic party - eat me.

Posted by: Jack Martin | November 7, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

How the Republicans actually believe that they will somehow shame the Dem's by passing this is laughable. I would like to extend a warm "thanks" to drunk Baner for getting the ball rolling on the Republican side. Good work sir. As for Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Hoyer, What is WRONG with you? When most of America is begging for this, you have a DUTY to abide by the wishes of your constituents. I hope you both get replaced next election.

Posted by: A. Overbey | November 7, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Tyrone | November 7, 2007 2:52 PM | Report abuse

First I'd like to give 'Three Cheers for Kucinich', finally someone that has answered the demand of the American People. Next should be Bush. I was completely surprised to read that this was brought to the floor with the help of some of the Republicans. I'm sure that some of them have an ulterior motive and then again some may not. Watch out, the American people, or at least the majority of them, just might get what they want. Wouldn't that be something.

Posted by: Terry Glynn | November 7, 2007 2:56 PM | Report abuse

The American experiment in democracy is over. Impeachment is the only mechanism we have against tyranny short of another revolution. When the police state of wiretaps and suspended habeus corpus is completed there'll be no chance of that, either.

Al Qaida's attack was only a beesting . . . Bush sent more victims than we had on 9/11 to their death in Iraq. Our freedoms will die from the allergic reaction, not the sting.

Our two parties are indistinguishable from each other, each of them head and shoulders deep into the trough of taxpayer's money, and each afraid to upset the applecart and expose the scam.

The Republicans have hijacked our nation's wealth and respect to wage imperial energy wars. The Democrats cringe jealously awaiting their turn to "get well" and ecstatic to discover that the electorate won't require them to restore power to the people any time soon.

What gives Pelosi the right to excise impeachment from the Constitution? Her husband's war contracts?

Hillary Clinton suggests she might form a committee to discuss what powers and in what amounts she might "return" to the people, but ONLY if elected. Has power and freedom ever been freely granted from above without a struggle?

Feinstein votes to confirm Mukasey after getting a pledge that he will oppose waterboarding as torture ONLY IF Congress passes a law making it illegal. Fer chrissakes it already IS illegal!

"Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better"
"Ignorance is Strength"
"First, kill all the lawyers"

Posted by: Harry Tuttle | November 7, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

A move by the "far left"???? What Koolaid has Paul Kane been drinking? As a former republican (thoroughly disenfranchised by the party) I consider myself a moderate/conservative and wholeheartedly SUPPORT impeachment proceedings not only against Dick Cheney BUT ALSO George W. Bush.

The Republic is in chaos, Rome is burning and the spineless Dems cannot find their backbones! WAKE UP!

OR will you sit idly by and allow them to entangle this country into another false war?

Silence equals complicity! WAKE THE HELL UP!


Posted by: JENN COOLIDGE | November 7, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

AND... Cheney's approval rating is 11% so why doesn't CONGRESS ACT TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE???!!!???!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


Posted by: JENN COOLIDGE | November 7, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

oh my goodness.

speechless, really

has to get worse before it gets better... hmmmm

something will give sooner or later.

what a pile of greedy people

impeach, of course, and asap! everyone who deserves it! but who will be left to lead the country? politics just does not attract the more upright people like it once did,

Posted by: Gwen Daniels | November 7, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm writing from that "far left" haven, Utah. I'm a lifelong conservative Republican, who voted for Bush/Cheney. I just called my Congressman to let him know how fervently I want Dick Cheney impeached. And then imprisoned. So much for the fringe element...

Posted by: Londerosa | November 7, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

To The Honorable Dennis Kucinich,

I wanted to take a moment or two to express my deepest thanks and appreciation for what you did yesterday on the floor of the House of Representatives of these United States of America. It gladdens my heart to see a lone man arise, supported by a tiny minority of 21 of his fellows, in a subservient-to-special-interest Congress, and stand to seize the courage and cunning and fight pro bono publico since we are not being represented by those we elected; and, in a remarkable manner.

I have contacted my Representative repeatedly by email, phone calls, letters, and personal visit, ad nauseam, to support your House Resolution Bill #333 to impeach one who manipulates like #666.

In my opinion, our Congress is sorely uninformed and lacking the keen wisdom infused by historical perspective unaided by a largely subservient media. The Congress has been burdened with smokescreen and special interest drivel so as to become impotent to the constitutional crisis before us and has been sorely flaccid in it's response to vox populi. The military/industrial/corporate pressure which the Congress has been forced to operate under often results in legislation, or lack thereof, at odds with the common good. Thus, as it now remains under the current administration, this nation is caught in a cross-fire and unless there is a stand I, as well as many of my fellow citizens, fear grave consequences.

I am indeed surprised by this author's use of the term "far left" and "fringe" when everybody in the world already knows how the actual majority of the citizens of this country feel about the horrific administration that this lackluster Congress has allowed to control their minds and actions. All one has to do is count up the number of blogs on this most conservative site to know the truth. I suggest a new pair of glasses, a hearing aid and perhaps some psychotherapy for Mr Kane.

Once again, hats off to you Dennis Kucinich!!! Ad astra per aspera.

Joe Rad

Posted by: Bridgewalker | November 7, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

National Strike To Begin January 1, 2008 unless President Bush meets the following demands: (1)force Vice-President Cheney to resign; (2)appoint Senator Hagel as new Vice-President; (3)resign office of President. Every American except police, firefighters, doctors, and others employed in critical services to refuse to go to work until demands are met. NATIONAL STRIKE BY WE THE PEOPLE!

Posted by: Don | November 7, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

We are presently witnessing in the political arena, the lawful result of what happens when American citizens abdicate their responsibilities as citizens for far too long. As a political activist for many years, I can personally attest to the fact that the problems lies not so much with the corrupt leadership but with the fact that the people have allowed this to happen. For far too long, the baby boomer generation has gone along with free trade economics, privatization, de-regulation, post industrial society in favor of the me, me lifestyle.
I guarantee you that most of the bloggers on this site, would not have stopped by my political booth to engage in a discussion on the effects of free trade about 6-7 years ago.
We have the most criminally insane idiots ever in the White House and all of a sudden people have a political "opinion", well guess what people stop blaming the corrupt leaders and take a look in the mirror.
Pelosi and the Dems take dirty money from Wall Street hedge funds just like the Repubs and that is why they don't do anything to stop Bush and Cheney from establishing the dictatorship they want.

Posted by: em | November 7, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment...waste of time...let's get realy serious! Indict all the crooks in D.C. under RICO (Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act). Indict the politicians, their staffs, the big business and labor guys, and the punks that lobby for them...all against the American people and our way of life they are selling out for their "handfull of silver".

Posted by: Turbo BB | November 7, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

WOOO HOOO! Way to go Dennis!

Obviously even space aliens want to see Cheney impeached... else why would they have transmitted this idea to KOOK-cinich's brain via anal probe?!?!?

Posted by: GL | November 7, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

If anything, I think we owe it to the international community, even if its merely a formality, to remove Cheney and Bush. We need to show the rest of the world that we're not all "stupid, greedy Americans" so that I can travel in peace again!


Posted by: Annonymous | November 7, 2007 5:05 PM | Report abuse

The major topic covered by most of the major news media today was the endorsement of Mr. Rudy Guliano for President by the Reverend Pat Robertson. Inexplicably, little or no attention has been given to today's more critically important action taken by Congress. Today, the House voted to send a resolution considering the impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the Judiciary Committee. The resolution included three articles of impeachment against Cheney, based largely on allegations that he manipulated intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war. One article accuses Cheney of threatening aggression against Iran "absent any real threat. The impeachment resolution suggests that Mr. Cheney has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Vice President, most notably his alleged subversive dismissal of constitutional government.

Posted by: A Nappi | November 7, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I think it's rather telling that Mr. Kane of the Washington Post labels something over 50% of Americans support as something only the "far left" and "anti-war fringe elements" would support.

And you wonder why your readership is declining while news blogs are increasing... You and the rest of the so called "mainstream media" are out of touch with mainstream American views, which are liberal. Liberal views are mainstream and you are being ignored because you only reflect your paper's corporate interests, that favor the far right of the Republican party. You might also take note that the TV news program that has highest increasing viewership is Keith Olbermann's Countdown, especially on nights he does "special commentaries" This moderate minded journalist's attitudes are mainstream America's. As long as you continue to reflect your "inside the beltway" corporate right wing interests you will continue to become more and more irrelevant to Americans, who laugh at your jealous claims that bloggers aren't "real journalists" They are more journalists than you mainstream media reporters are- having to reflect your paper's corporate interests and doing no investigative work. If you did investigative work you'd stop spouting the right wing talking points, calling typical normal American viewpoints "fringe" and "far left"

Posted by: Ciardha | November 7, 2007 6:13 PM | Report abuse

So many cuckoos, so little time.

Posted by: Shootist | November 7, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Commendable work, Mr. Kucinich. My unborn children will be grateful, too.

As for our administration: Diplomacy is very difficult people that are deluded and often drunk.

Posted by: super duper | November 7, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Dick gets incredibly wealthy while America's service men and women die in countries far away. Their blood will serve as a testimony against him and George. W
When it's all said and done, Dick isn't taking any of that money with him. And in the end, He'll join the likes of Hitler and Stalin stoking the furnace in hell - eternally!

Posted by: wildaboutthetruth | November 7, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

I voted for Bush, but boy do I regret it. At the time I thought the Dem candidate was lame, and would be worse.

It is time for all of them to go. They are all in bed together, and they are all impotent!

Big elections coming up, let's get some independents in there and the nut jobs out. Pelosi's at the top of the list.

Posted by: Lynne | November 7, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Rep. John Conyers before the Dems took control of the House: members of the Bush administration must be held accountable.

Rep. John Conyers after the Dems took the House:

I am extremely disappointed with the Democratic leaders of Congress. They are accomplices to the Bush/Cheney crimes.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 7, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

It's way passed time. Bush and Cheney, should have been impeached and imprisoned,long before now.The people were so blinded buy religion, that they couldn't see the truth that was in front of them.I'm still not sure that the American people have woke up.

Posted by: Herman Clark | November 7, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment is politically disadvantageous to Democrats. Their chances in 2008 elections are better if Iraq war continues and even better if a war starts with Iran.

Posted by: BSR | November 7, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

What's most striking here is the contrast between Kane's post--with its focus on the opinions of the out-of-touch Washington establishment (and its marginalization of impeachment supporters)--and the almost universally anti-Administration stance of the many readers who responded.

This gap, in fact, is emblematic of the chasm that now separates the American public from the false Washington Consensus--which, sadly, includes a journalistic corps that lacks the nerve and independence to do more than parrot their paymasters' preferred narrative.

Posted by: Tom M. | November 7, 2007 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I think your article is very biased and I think an apology to the American people is in order.

A large percent of the American people are waking up to how bad things really are in this country now. They WANT CHENEY IMPEACHED. They also want our government to be held accountable. Republican or democrat doesn't matter. If you are part of the corruption we WANT YOU OUT.

Taxation without representation is NOT what we want.

Posted by: Janie | November 7, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Just by putting themselves above the law in my eyes is grounds for impeachment. It's nice to FINALLY hear that word being spoken and brought to the forefront. Not only should they be impeached for war crimes but treason for trashing the Constitution.
Beware all war profiteers,you are next!

Posted by: jime | November 7, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

We are slowly losing our is the full story....

Posted by: Good Job Mr. Kucinich | November 7, 2007 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment? Of course, it was the first right thing for the Democrats to do. Is John Conyers the only one who can see what should have been done first. Thank you, Mr. Conyers. Too bad your Democrat colleagues do not have the strength that you do. They are beyond pathetic. So sorry you have to be associated with them. I hope you will keep on trying to do the next right thing.

Posted by: Maureen Murphy | November 7, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I have not read the Washington Post online before so I have not seen the blogs. Calling Kucinich and his supporters left wing means that the vast majority of people posting on this blog are left wing which may be representative of the readers of the Washington Post. That leads me to believe that either the Washington Post is a Left Wing newspaper or the resolution to impeach Cheney has overwhelming support from the American least those who care enough to read a newspaper. These may be the 50% of people who actually vote - Polititians and news reporters - listen to what the People are saying!

Posted by: Jane Cerota | November 7, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

This is an apeal to our creator.

Posted by: mtrockz | November 7, 2007 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Is it safe yet for the political refugees
who escaped the United States to consider
returning any time soon?

Will asset forfeiture laws be applied to
all found guilty of domestic terrorism?

All those in favor of water-boarding
non-executive branch Vice Presidents
at an undisclosed location, say 'aye!'

Posted by: Dr. Karen Yung | November 7, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

The Democratic leaders who took impeachment off the table after gaining Congress, betrayed the mandate to protect the Constitution from the piracy of the Bush Administration. Cheney should be impeached as an enemy of the American Constitution and Bush along with him for playing the stooge that allows the charade to continue.

America literally invented the idea of rebelling against elitists who think they can own a nation and its people. Then, the Founders had the wisdom to build a means to counter balance the pursuit of a private agenda by the gov't.

Now, the democrats lack the fortitude to fight for the very heart of American democracy. They are school children afraid to make the teacher angry. Its time for for them to stand up and force the entire Congress to do its job and protect the rights that makes America possible. Jefferson said we need a revolution every 20 years. Malcom X said revolution ain't a dinner party. Dem leaders: get some courage and lead the rebellion and stop worrying about your personal positions. There won't be a recognizable America left if this Presidency goes full term.

Posted by: Tom | November 7, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Impeach Cheney
Impeach Bush
Vote Ron Paul

Posted by: Mike S | November 7, 2007 11:12 PM | Report abuse

This is not the way to handle things. Cheney seems to have done some shady things, but impeachment should be a last resort. The country should have voted out Bush/Cheney in 2004. They didn't. There are separations of powers for a reason. If Congress didn't support going into Iraq, they could have stopped it. If they don't want it now, they could end it. If they believe Cheney is doing a disservice by threatening Iran, then they can pass a resolution saying that he's crazy or that this is not the view of the U.S. or that if Bush/Cheney try to invade, they will prevent it to the extent of their power.

Unfortunately, Cheney has not been found to have done illegal things. He may have, but does this rise to the level where he should be subjected to a formal Congressional hearing? Most of the things people are mad about aren't secret or lies or illegal - they're differences in views. Cheney might be a war hawk, but that's not illegal.

I personally don't want to see it established that Congress can impeach a Vice-President because they don't like his views. Congress has power of their own, stop trying to pass the buck, do something real to stop the policies you don't like.

Posted by: Jeff | November 7, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm a lifelong democrat having cast my first vote for FDR when he beat Wendel Wilkie. So I've been around the block for a long long time I've never ever voted for a Republican. And I thought that I never would. but now that Perlosi and her democratic ilk have pushed aside Dennis Kucinich's motion to impeach Cheney and that on top of doing nothing , absolutly nothing, to stop that war in Iraq, I'm just going to have to have to vote Republican. First time! Even though I still think that most Republicans just really aren't too honest. But it's the only way that I can punish the rotten bunch of cowardly Democrats that are now in power. God forgive me.

Posted by: Bob | November 7, 2007 11:36 PM | Report abuse

This is not a matter of convenience. inappropriateness, political correctness or anything that the Democratic Leaders are saying or implying. It is simply a matter of upholding the oath that these leaders took to protect the Constitution.
What is WRONG with these people? How in good conscience can they take this position? In appreciation of Kucinich's courage I made a contribution to his campaign. I hope many others do the same.

Posted by: JDWPS | November 7, 2007 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney and George Bush have taken America down a coward's road, frightening citizens out of their freedoms and the Democratic leadership of the House out of its spine. Bravo for Denis Kucinich and his 22 co-sponsors! The "leadership" should be ashamed. Never has anyone deserved impeachment more than Dick Cheney, what he has done to this country and its government deserves a hearing and ought to be punished.

Posted by: Eric Celeste | November 8, 2007 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Where is CNN to announce this ??? where are the mainstream media for a full coverage ?? Another cover up ?

Was Hugo Chavez right about 100 oil?

Was the ONU right about not going to Irak?

If Saddam H. was hanged for the killing of 150 civilians, What should we do with the executive branch that murdered thounsands Iraquis civilians ?

Posted by: Laura | November 8, 2007 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Eichmann hung for less. The government is in the hands of Amerofascists. There are no differences between the parties. They are carrying out the preplanned destruction of the American Republic. They are creating confusion and tension between neighbor. Dumbing down society with propagandist TV . Impeachment is a waste, trying to change the government is a waste, Americans are sheep on the way to the slaughterhouse. A cellphone and remote are all we understand. It is going to take an armed revolution to change anything, too bad people in this country could cares less and will be off in their SUVs looking for Paris Hiltons underwear.

Posted by: Dr. Reality | November 8, 2007 12:52 AM | Report abuse

I think it's great that some of the representatives and the nation as a whole has developed a healthy ire to our foreign policy initiatives and those responsible for them.

What bothers me about Mr. Kucinich's ill fated stunt and the mentality in general is that it has taken so long for any vestige of defiance to manifest. For years now the Bush administration has dismantled the constitution, illegally extended the powers of the executive branch, conducted illegal domestic intelligence operations, and violated the terms of the Geneva convention.
Where was the outcry back in 2003 when Hans Blix submitted his report to the UN stating that there was no viable evidence of WMD production or stockpiling in Iraq?
To my recollection the only citizens of conscience were a bunch of foofy actors, that guy from Crossfire, and a fat man from Flint Michigan; they were of course dismissed as radicals and even worst, traitors. Since when is critical thought a radical concept? Since when has the right to raise our objections been un-American?
It saddens me to see a nation forged in the fire of debate and critical discourse fall silent like simpering children at the feet of fear and conjecture.
To my mind I believe we as a people deserve the Bush administration to term. Our chance to do something meaningful about it was squandered during the last election and we now reap the whirlwind.

Posted by: Debaser | November 8, 2007 12:54 AM | Report abuse

Oh Yeah and who ordered the stand down of NORAD on 911? Yeah thats right Dick 'I pulled the trigger' Cheney and the bush mafia

Posted by: Doc Reality | November 8, 2007 12:55 AM | Report abuse

"Evil prevails when good men and good women do nothing."
Edmund Burke
(18th c. Soottish Historian, Philosopher)

Now is the time to stand up to abuses of power by the Executive branch lest their deceit and crimes reign unchecked.

Posted by: Micky G | November 8, 2007 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who supports this administration is worth looking at, too. You've got to be completely unconscious to support them! So here's my message to you, Bush/Cheney supporters: Go back to sleep! Everything is under control! We'll wake you when it over!

Posted by: | November 8, 2007 2:28 AM | Report abuse

Quite honestly, the longer Americans get bogged down in this "debating" about the rights and wrongs of what the likes of Cheney and his cohorts have done, without actually taking action, rising up and overthowing their quite clearly corrupt government and congressional representatives, the less likely it is that the US will remain a power on the global stage, nor a "shining example" of democracy.
I think most people outside the US just look on in disbelief, as Americans argue and bicker over semantics and whether the lies theyre told, are really just that, as their government completely and utterly dismantles the country.

Posted by: Daniel | November 8, 2007 2:52 AM | Report abuse

Quite amazing... nearly 100% of the posts seem to be by psychos and traitors. This is the sorriest collection of screwed-up non-thinkers I've seen in one place in a long time. Except for a very few, you should all do the gene pool a great service by terminating yourselves ASAP. If your ilk have any further successes in future elections the country will be lost forever and will pass into the dust of history. You are the best and most devoted friends our enemies have ever had.

Posted by: Tom | November 8, 2007 6:29 AM | Report abuse

Too little too late, but let's go ahead and kick them all out for the history books! Rational citizens are paraded around as being fringe while the privilaged families in power are allowed to walk all over our rights. Don't tread on us. Biatch!

Posted by: Mike | November 8, 2007 6:47 AM | Report abuse

Wow! You people are truly sick.

Didja ever think that maybe all that Bush/Cheney-hate-speech stuff just doesn't hold up under actual debate? Maybe the libs are trying to keep a lid on you nuts long enough to actually have a shot at getting one of their own in the White House.

Anyway, good luck with the descent-into-madness thing. I'm sure Billary's thrilled to count all of you as supporters.

Posted by: The Sane Guy | November 8, 2007 9:40 AM | Report abuse

What an unbelievably sad statement this page is about the state of education in this country. It would appear that many, if not most, of the 300+ posters have no idea what impeachment is, when it is appropriate, what it entails, and what are its consequences. You can't impeach someone for being a jerk, for being an incompetent jerk, for being a militant hypocritical mentally disturbed jerk, or any of the million different reasons we all have for hating the dick Cheney.
Get a grip, people. You need to have PROOF the man broke the law. The proof may very well exist, so find it or shut up, already. What a bunch of demented, ill-informed, sore-losers you people are.

Posted by: Patrick Huss | November 8, 2007 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Don't they know that if they impeach Cheney that Bush will be president!?!

Posted by: Tom | November 8, 2007 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Kucinich is the only Democrat in Congress with even an ounce of integrity. My dream presidential race would be Dennis Kucinich vs. Ron Paul.

Posted by: KSVH | November 8, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I think we need a 'reset' on the whole government. Everybody in Washington has gotten comfortable with the power they yeild. Why is it they get to vote on their own term limit and pay raise? Why are they not part of Social Security like everyone else? That is why they don't care about issue such as Social Security, because they still get their retirement regardless of is Social Security is there or not. Cheney is just a small part of the over all problem. What happened to representation? I don't feel I am being represented. They represent the money and those who have it and give it to them. We need to take back not only our rights but our representation. We need a change and Cheney is just a distracton. We need to move more power back to voters and not Congress. They do not necessarily represent our interest, but interest on making those with money make more money so that they can give some of it back to Congress. Why is it we can always come up with billions of dollars for a war machine, yet we can't educate everyone? Because ignorance is what keeps them in power.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 8, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Since when has seeking justice for blatant corruption, deceit, war profiteering, conflicts of interest, illegal wiretaps, unindicted treason, sabotage of scientific research, and other crimes against the US Constitution, all humanity, & our planet been considered "ridiculous," "radical," "extreme," or a "waste of time?"

Posted by: Robert Wickline | November 8, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

YOU GO ROBERT...could not have said it better myself!!!

"Since when has seeking justice for blatant corruption, deceit, war profiteering, conflicts of interest, illegal wiretaps, unindicted treason, sabotage of scientific research, and other crimes against the US Constitution, all humanity, & our planet been considered "ridiculous," "radical," "extreme," or a "waste of time?"


Posted by: Mercman40 | November 8, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of losers. The Dems were elected to run the rats out on a rail and put an end to the Iraq war and running roughshod all over the Constitution. And the Dems have demonstrated they don't have the personal fortitude or political wisdom to do what the American people have asked them to do.

I predict pretty gruesome election results come next year. My prediction is "if they're in, they'll be voted out-- Republicans and Democrats alike." And I'll say "Good Riddance" to the lot of them.

The state of politics in America these days is truly sickening. It seems like they're all on the take and too busy running from their plethora of scandals to do anybody any good-- except for their rich, fat-cat corporate elite masters that is.

But maybe its better that we don't try to impeach them at this time.... they'd just get pardoned anyway. Perhaps its better if we all just bide our time and then hand them over to the World Court for "Crimes against Humanity" and "War Profiteering".

And then if we get REALLY lucky, when they get convicted they can take their place amongst the other terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and spend the rest of their days getting waterboarded-- seeing as how it so safe and effective afterall.

And then it will be time to fly the banner for once and for real: "Mission Accomplished!"

Posted by: Mr. E. | November 8, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Well, I *would* write my representative except I live in Washington, DC, so I DON'T HAVE ANY representatives in Congress.

Another amazing little bit of political trivia here in the center of world democracy.

Posted by: JS | November 8, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse


"You want Nancy Pelosi as your next commander in chief? "

We'll get her impeached next for obstructing and stonewalling impeachment proceedings. After all, that also constitutes a high crime against the American people. And how many lives could have been saved if impeachment proceedings had commenced in January 07? Bush & Cheney would be gone, and the troops - Americas brave sons and daughters - would be back home, protecting America.

(You want the war to end? Vote Ron Paul 2008)

Posted by: Sirk | November 8, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm curious about something...

Why is impeachment a waste of time? My understanding of the US Constitution is that the House has a non-optional obligation to investigate allegations of criminal acts by federal officials while in office.

When Clinton was impeached, that WAS a waste of time only insomuch as he had already publicly admitted his guilt. The House should have just voted on the issue, rather than the prolonged three-ring circus that occurred. That the Senate failed to convict Clinton remains amazing to me. It took the federal courts to punish him, and that after he left office.

I doubt Cheney will be quite that stupid.

The House MUST investigate the serious charges made against Cheney. If the charges have merit, then the House must vote on impeachment. The charges alleged against Cheney are the most serious ever made against an elected official, far more serious than lying about an extramarital affair. After all, we are talking about treasonable acts and abuse of power, not about "getting a little on the side" in the Oval Office.

The questions we should all be asking is why the House waited so long to act, and why so many from both parties are trying to prevent any investigations? Why are leaders from both parties trying to hide the allegations of wrongdoing, and why is the Washington Post the only media outlet even mentioning this serious story?

Posted by: Deborah | November 8, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I am a Republican 47 (years) and am embarassed by the present lack of leadership of the Executive and Legislative Branches, so to talk about impeachment is a waste of time and money. So I am volunteering to meet Mr Cheney in back of his house or any other convenient place where I will proceed to kick his rectum from one end of the yard to the other. Whoops he has some more important business to attend to. Have I heard that before oh yes right before I served in the military

Posted by: Jim Heflin | November 8, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Instead of lamenting around about your useless leaders in the Democratic party, why don't YOU the Democrats, YOU THE PEOPLE take to the streets?

You are nothing but a WHINY BUNCH OF LOOSERS.

In any other country people take to the streets, when they are betrayed by there superiors. UNLIKE YOU, other people RISK THEIR LIVES, when they oppose their governments!


Give the Democrats, you all are lamenting about, the SUPPORT OF THE STREETS they need to tackle the FOX-BUSH-CHENEY phalanx.

AMERICANS don't know how to fight, or do they?

Posted by: Jean-Paul Marat | November 8, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

TAKE TO THE STREETS in thousands and the media wont be able to ignore this topic any more! And if they still do, nobody can deny any more that the media is manipulated.


As long as you blame somebody else for things going wrong (media, democrats, Bush and Cheney), nothing will ever happen.



Posted by: Jean-Paul Marat | November 8, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Are they going to put me on the terrorist NO-FLY list now for speaking out? Is that what you all are afraid of?

Believe me, they can't put all of us on there!

Posted by: Jean-Paul Marat | November 8, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Thank you so much for covering this. The eyes of the world are upon us. With bush cronies taking over Mexico, Canada and Burma and declaring martial law in Burma, the Nation of Georgia, Pakistan and other localities we must all realize this is a turning point in world history.
Bush enabled and emboldened all of these dictators to squash PEOPLE. Squash people just like us.
STOP THEM. It's all up to us; we're ALL we have.
Thank you Congressman Kucinich and the 22 co-sponsors of H.Res 333. Contact the house judiciary committee and DEMAND that they move forward on Impeachment.

Posted by: voxy | November 8, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Amazing. Most of the press doesn't want to touch this story, but when it does it is presented in a very skewed manner. 54% of us feel that Cheney is certainly deserving of impeachment. A discussion of the full range of the crimes of the bush admin is certainly in order, better now than when they are out of office.

Sadly though I think the congress has read this issue correctly. The american people don't have the stomach to face up to all of this. To do so would require us to really look at our selves and the selfish foreign policies we have used to keep ourselves on top and other nations down below. Hopefully one day we can be honest with ourselves about how and why we came to elect such selfish criminals to represent us, and why we sat quietly while they stole our civil liberties from us, and not just look at the crimes of one elected official.

Posted by: Beth3 | November 8, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Clarification: You don't go to prison for being impeached. I'm pretty sure you can't be "pardoned" following impeachment. Impeachment is the "punishment". Presidential pardons remove punishment measures (dissolution of a prison term, etc.), a pardon does not remove the finding of guilt by a court of law.

In any case, the founding fathers absolutely intended for impeachment to be used. As such, it is Constitutionaly healthy. Otherwise, all us lowly people would have as an option to criminal tyranny would be revolution. Bu-bye Evil Dick.

Posted by: 4Ron2008 | November 8, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

This article is proof positive about Noam Chomsky's views about "thought control in democractic societies" and how this is done. First, the "impeachment" is presented as a view of "the far left" even though 50% of Americans support Cheyney's impeachment. And, of course, the "liberal" and "anti=conservative" press like this article are not going to risk the income they need to send their children to Sidwell Friends (the elite DC school where all the "truly powerful insiders" send their children to brownnose with each other). Second, during the debate Rep. Kucinich's positin was ridiculed (as well as his supporters) by the "do you believe in UFOs like you told Shirley McLaine" question. In one fell swoop, the "liberal media" equated impeacment, national health care, and repeal of Bush laws to preserve the Constitution as tantamount to someone believing in aliens. Brilliant. Lost on most people but a brilliant move. So good I suspect it is lost on my readers of this article as well until they think about it. That's how effective the domestic brain-washing propaganda machine called the "liberal media" are in America.

Posted by: jowi681 | November 8, 2007 5:55 PM | Report abuse

SORRY FOR POST-POST: I'm also pretty sure, to the self-professed expert on the Articles of Impeachment above, that technically no law needs to be broken for impeachment hearings. Instead, a clear argument displaying a criminal failing to uphold the oaths of office (upholding the Constitution)would suffice.

For instance, endangering the American people by inflating a supposed "threat" and rushing to war and thus turning record profits for the military-industrial complex...aka Haliburton.

Do we really need that $500,000,000+ "American Embassy"...aka Military Iraq? And why exactly? To what end. The reason needs to be represented by the administration and as such Cheney.

Posted by: 4Ron2008 | November 8, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Enough said.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 8, 2007 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Mr Huss it apperent you know nothing about it either...Go back and watch your TV...

Posted by: DLA | November 8, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Washington Post for making mention of this news. No one else did.......except 760am talk radio with Ed Schultz. Someone mentioned above that the lack of mentioning of this news is very telling.........indeed it is. And the FCC is having their meeting soon to pursue consolidating the media even further!!!!!!!!! Are you frickin kidding me? 5 companies own everything media!!!! WHAT POSSIBLE GOOD COULD ALLOWING CONSOLIDATING FURTHER DO?!!!! Line the pockets and give more control to the ones really running this world, eh? Screw these people. We need to take the power back. I can feel the collective society getting pissed, and soon we will all have had enough. Then, watch out!

Posted by: JJLL | November 8, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

EVERYONE DOUBTING REASONS FOR IMPEACHMENT LOOK NO this video brilliantly showing this criminal administration for who they are, in their own words, lying and committing a crime in the process!

Posted by: Anonymous | November 8, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

A glimmer of hope. Impeach Dick Cheney. Then Bush.

Posted by: Seth | November 8, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

DLA "Mr Huss it [sic] apperent [sic]you know nothing about it either...Go back and watch your TV..."

Oh, do tell...what is it I have wrong? Please enlighten me oh wise one, what aspect have I misunderstood?

I didn't think so.

Posted by: Patrick Huss | November 8, 2007 10:30 PM | Report abuse

I cant beleive that Bill Clinton got impeached for sex and its taken so long for Dick o get impeaches for lying, murder and treason!

I just hope Bush doesnt choke on a lego without adult supervision!

Posted by: GWPatriot | November 8, 2007 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Don't let us down democrats, not on this one, not now, you will never forget it!

Impeach President Cheney and King Bush NOW!!

Why has the media been silent about this? This is the biggest story in the country right now and most Americans don't even know it is happening?

Posted by: Alex | November 8, 2007 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Kudos also to the Washington Post for even covering this!

Posted by: Philip | November 9, 2007 2:50 AM | Report abuse

Impeach the "Son-of-a-Bush" and the "Cheating Cheney"

Posted by: Freedom Fighter | November 9, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Man-o-man, what a freak show. Mr. Kucinch, please run as a third party candidate. Please. I'm beggin' ya.

Posted by: SukieTawdry | November 9, 2007 11:54 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Bonnie Schultz | November 10, 2007 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Here's what Ron Paul has to say on the issue

Go to and do your part to make it happen.

Posted by: Sue | November 12, 2007 1:11 AM | Report abuse


Fortunately, Alberto Gonzales has resigned, along with Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Meirs and Rove. Their resignations are a good beginning, but inadequate to repair the damage done to our nation, Constitution, Bill of Rights and democracy.

The Nixon White House collapsed quickly, when Congress began issuing subpoenas and holding hearings. Congress should not fear a backlash from impeachment. Democrats gained the Presidency when they impeached Nixon - Republicans gained the White House when they attempted to impeach Clinton.

Impeachment of Cheney and Bush is vital to restoration of the republic. The Bush administration apparently is operating an illegal politically motivated domestic spying program, in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. President Bush has written over 700 unconstitutional "signing statements."

The Iraq civil war continues, with no end in sight and Bush threatens to veto every bill Congress passes to limit spending for this disastrous military misadventure.

Dick Cheney knew invading Iraq would be a mistake, in 1994, and went on record, explaining why, in a televised CSPAN interview. On 8/27/00, Cheney defended not invading Iraq, on Meet the Press.

Congress has been unable to accomplish anything significant, because Bush vetoes any meaningful laws passed by Congress. The minimum wage increase passed but was so minimal and obviously inadequate it is insignificant.

Nancy Pelosi is wrong - Cheney and Bush must be impeached, if Congress is to accomplish anything significant.
Here is one of many specific high crimes, which was committed by Vice President Cheney:

George Bush and Dick Cheney knowingly and willfully passed false information to Congress about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities, their possession of chemical weapons, biological weapons, and delivery systems.

Furthermore, George Bush and Dick Cheney passed false information to Congress by falsely stating that Iraq was an imminent threat to the United States and that military action was therefore necessary. The false statements are detailed, on Dennis Kucinich's website. Congressman John Conyers has produced a 273-page report that focuses on this topic. Congressman Henry Waxman has put online a searchable database of lies. You can find these and numerous other collections of evidence at

First Charge:

Cheney has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests, to wit:

(1) Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Vice President actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction:

(A) ''We know they have biological and chemical weapons.'' March 17, 2002, Press Conference by Vice President Dick Cheney and His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain at Shaikh Hamad Palace.
(B) ''...and we know they are pursuing nuclear weapons.'' March 19, 2002, Press Briefing by Vice President Dick Cheney and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem.
(C) ''And he is actively pursuing nuclear weapons at this time...'' March 24, 2002, CNN Late Edition interview with Vice President Cheney.
(D) ''We know he's got chemicals and biological and we know he's working on nuclear.'' May 19, 2002, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.
(E) ''But we now know that Saddam has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons... Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.'' August 26, 2002, Speech 22 of Vice President Cheney at VFW 103rd National Convention.
(F) ''Based on intelligence that's becoming available, some of it has been made public, more of it hopefully will be, that he has indeed stepped up his capacity to produce and deliver biological weapons, that he has reconstituted his nuclear program to develop a nuclear weapon, that there are efforts under way inside Iraq to significantly expand his capability.'' September 8, 2002 NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.
(G) ''He is, in fact, actively and aggressively seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.'' September 8, 2002 NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.
(H) ''And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.'' March 16, 2003, NBC Meet the Press interview with Vice President Cheney.

(2) Preceding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq the Vice President was fully informed that no legitimate evidence existed of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The Vice President pressured the intelligence community to change their findings to enable the deception of the citizens and Congress of the United States.
(A) Vice President Cheney and his Chief of Staff, Lewis Libby, made multiple trips to the CIA in 2002 to question analysts studying Iraq's weapons programs and alleged links to al Qaeda, creating an environment in which analysts felt they were being pressured to make their assessments fit with the Bush administration's policy objectives accounts.
(B) Vice President Cheney sought out unverified and ultimately inaccurate raw intelligence to prove his preconceived beliefs. This strategy of cherry picking was employed to influence the interpretation of the intelligence.
(3) The Vice President's actions corrupted or attempted to corrupt the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate, an intelligence document issued on October 1, 2002 and carefully considered by Congress prior to the October 10, 2002 vote to authorize the use of force. The Vice President's actions prevented the necessary reconciliation of facts for the National Intelligence Estimate which resulted in a high number of dissenting opinions from technical experts in two Federal agencies.
(A) The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research dissenting view in the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate stated ''Lacking persuasive evidence that Baghdad has launched a coherent effort to reconstitute it's nuclear weapons program INR is unwilling to speculate that such an effort began soon after the departure of UN inspectors or to project a timeline for the completion of activities it does not now see happening. As a result INR is unable to predict that Iraq could acquire a nuclear device or weapon.''
(B) The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research dissenting view in the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate also stated that ''FINALLY, THE CLAIMS OF IRAQI PURSUIT OF NATURAL URANIUM IN AFRICA ARE, IN INR'S ASSESSMENT, HIGHLY DUBIOUS.''
Law violated:
18 USC 1001.

Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY FALSIFIES, CONCEALS or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, OR MAKES ANY FALSE, FICTITIOUS OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS, or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry, SHALL BE fined under this title or IMPRISONED NOT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, or both.

Twenty two Representatives have now cosponsored H Res 333, Articles of Impeachment for Richard Cheney. Even a poll paid for by Republicans found a majority favored Impeachment of Cheney. Adequate evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors already exists and more will emerge, with investigations.

I do not believe 34 Republican Senators would be willing to risk their seats, by opposing a Cheney conviction in the Senate. Twenty two Republican Senators are up for reelection, in 2008. Republican Congressmen persuaded Gonzales to resign, before he was impeached. Republicans will force Cheney to resign, to avoid repeated coverage of Congressional investigations of Cheney's crimes and political advertisements, emphasizing Cheney's crimes.

If Cheney is not removed before the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, next August, both parties will be targeted with daily Impeachment demonstrations. Republicans will want to avoid this and prevent losing even more Senators. Loss of 22 Senators, supporting Dick Cheney would be disastrous to the Republicans, in 2008, with a Democratic president, Democratic House of Representatives and Democratic Senate.

The founding fathers pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, with a firm reliance on divine providence, to establish this republic. It is time for the House of Representatives take an effective stand against the culture of corruption, in the Bush administration, by passing Articles of Impeachment.

Please contact your Congressional Representative today and ask them to cosponsor Articles of Impeachment Of Vice President Richard Cheney. Also, please sign an impeachment petition and display an Impeachment bumper sticker or yard sign.

Posted by: clifwest | November 12, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Treat the Disease not the symptoms

WMD Lies,
endless war in Iraq,
warrant less wire taps,
exposing of CIA agents,
the many abuses of power,
over 700 signing statements ,
refusing to obey or enforce US laws,
lying about Katrina and a host of others.

These are all symptoms of a disease.

The DISEASE IS the Bush-Cheney Expansion of Presidential Power
and the marginalizing of the power of Congress.

When Congressional Leaders pretend the disease doesn't matter the disease grows and eventually kills the patient ( our Constitutional Republic ). It will happen.

Our Congressmen and Congresswomen who refuse to acknowledge the immediate need for impeachment are co-conspirators with Bush and Cheney to undermine our Constitution. They are just as responsible as Bush and Cheney if they do not immediately honor their Oath to Defend the Constitution.

Once any Official knows about such a serious violation of the Constitution there is no going back and making excuses. They either fight the disease or they are approving of it. The "elect me now and I'll fight the disease later" excuse is unacceptable.

The Constitution is either the crucial document or it is not.

If our Congressmen do not respect the Constitution as the defining document of American freedom then Bush is right that it "is just a piece of paper".

The House Democrats and Republicans who refuse to even Debate Impeachment on the House floor are beneath contempt.

The most progressive act is protecting the Constitution.
Why don't all Progressives, Democrats and Republicans just do it?

How long are we the people going to tolerate this dereliction of duty
by our Congressmen/women in the US Congress?

Call your US Rep at 800-828-0498 and tell them
"no donations, volunteering or votes until you vote to debate impeachment"

John H Kennedy-Colorado Impeachment Coalition
Denver CO

Posted by: John H Kennedy Denver CO | November 12, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Hmm... judging by the responses to this article, it seems the 54%figure of impeachment supporters is way conservative.

Oh, wait, I forgot the Wash-Post is an embarassing, far-left fanatic fringe antiwar publication - soooo unrepresentative of America at large.

Mr Kane - are you embarrassed ? Or are you simply embarrassing ?

Posted by: Paul | November 13, 2007 9:44 AM | Report abuse

I think a whole lot of Americans miss the point. Dem leader know they have no real proof for impeaching Cheney. Not only so, but it is Congress who is responsible for investigating the cause for war, which they had already done before Bush and Cheney came to office. They resolution Congress passed was to back the removal of Hussein. Even if Cheney did manipulate evidence to sell the war, Congress is the only branch that has the power to declare war and the power to investigate the need. Congress was and is not limited to info of the Whitehouse, nor Pentagon, nor FBI, nor CIA, nor all federal intelligence services combined.

Maybe Congress should be impeached as well.

Posted by: Daniel | November 13, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to read that the Washington Post assigned covering the Impeachment of Richard Cheney to a more professional reporter than the pathetically unprofessional, uninformed and condescending writer from the Sleuth.

Surely the Post could replace her with someone actually interested in the important issues confronting our nation and world. It is sad to realize the Post would have printed anything written so incompetently.

Posted by: clifwest | November 13, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I've not read ALL of the comments, so I may be redundant, but my two cents are as follows.

I'm not at all surprised that the "so called liberal media" is again supporting the rape of the constitution with it's strangely right leaning reporting, but nonetheless, at least the impeachment is being reported here, however poorly journalized.

Impeachment should not be limited to Cheney, but proceedings should include ALL government officials that have supported ANY unconstitutional legistlature. To ignore the oath of office is treason.

It's time that we take back the country from the true evildoers that would strip us of the rights they ALL have sworn to protect. Remember that any powers not expressly given to congress by the constitution are expressly DENIED!

Posted by: Aaron Camus | November 13, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but I think you all missed the boat here. Smokescreens and mirrors. The Privatization of War has widened out the domain of influence.KBR was granted authority to construct 132 detention camps for US citizens. Dick Cheney will use the Saudi's again, to pull another 9/11. He will then:
1) suspend Congress
2) suspend the House
3) suspend the Supreme Court
4) Do away with the Constitution
5) call off 2008 elections
and make Hitler look like a good little Girl Scout.

His net worth must be well over 738 Billion Dollars since the Iraq war. !

It's all too late. The Republic is Gone. We are all lost souls.

Posted by: Henry Putchinski | November 14, 2007 9:42 AM | Report abuse

the quote "You Have Just Entered The Twilight Zone" comes to mind as soon as I finished reading the current news. It's almost even laughable how topsy-turny the world just got in the last few hourse, but if the situation wasn't so dire, I would laugh. Not impeaching Cheney, and implying that the year is almost over so what would be the use in trying is like having them simply put dirt in my mouth. Not impeaching Cheney is essentially sending a message to the youth of the country that states: It's all right what this man did, and lets continue having him and another certain person in office, continuing their 'good will' towards humanity.

Posted by: Javier | November 14, 2007 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Bush Sr./Clintons/Bush Jr. administrations have done more damage to this country then people realize. The Fed Reserve is the real crook here, I hope the current two clowns get impeached and imprisioned for TREASON.

We need Ron Paul more than ever.

Just a remider of where the bush family comes from:

Posted by: 144r | November 15, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

im all about it too!! YAY IMPEACH CHENEY!!! At least Nancy won't go to Iran!!

but FYI.. for those of us from Akron, OH know... . Kucinich is a wife-beating alcoholic prick!! sorry!

Posted by: Elle G | November 15, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

""CMKX Shareholders demand justice"".
The single largest naked-shorted stock in the History of the US Stock Market History.
Justice will prevail :)

Run Devil Run

Posted by: 91Merc... | November 15, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

If Cheney is impeached, House and Senate approve new Vice President, nominated by President. Since the 25th Amendment requires a majority vote of Congress to approve Vice President nominated by President, Congress might be able to prevent Guiliani or McCain from becoming Vice President. A retiring Republican Senator, possibly John Warner, Chuck Hagel or Domenici might be a compromise candidate.

If Bush did not nominate a vice president acceptable to Congress, Congress could refuse to confirm the new Bush nominee. No Vice President would be preferable to allowing Cheney to continue attacking the Bill of Rights and obstructing justice, as Vice President.

Posted by: clifwest | November 15, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Kucinich appeared to receive more applause than any of the Democratic Presidential candidates at the Nevada debate, when he said he had a plan for Bush and Cheney: Impeachment

Support for Impeachment appears far more widespread, than the mainstream media reports.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 16, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Could say plenty--but lot's already said

Except this: Most commentors seem outraged, but a few express that the outraged must be mentally incompetent. That reminds me how disheartened I always get when reminded how many of my fellow Americans still think that the American ideals we were all taught about in the 5th grade are alive, well, and intact, and that, therefore, when someone "wins" an election, it proves that they are fit for the job, and that they deserve, and the stability of our nation requires, that they be allowed to serve out their terms.

To that I invoke the ostrich-with-head-in-sand metaphor.

It is easier to hold on to the Reaganonian belief that everything is fine, than to face the scary evidence that everything that our greatness has been honed from is dissapearing--magnificent forests, abundent wildlife, clean water, clean air, healthy food, neighborliness, . . you name it. Kicking-axx and stealing someone else's resources is the only strategy for continuing our "growth" economic paradigm without having to make extreme changes in our living habits, so the actions of our current administration are seen as good leadership by those that wish to avoid change at all costs.

That, folks, is what we are up against. We have met the enemy, and it is us . . .

Posted by: mycophile | November 19, 2007 4:28 AM | Report abuse

It is interesting to note that on one hand Cheney is arguing that his office is NOT part of the Executive Branch and therefore not governed by scrutiny rules that apply to it, while at the same time invoking executive privilege to safeguard its secrets. If it is part of the Senate, then it seems that the Senate should be able to simply order the office of the VP to disclose all of its files since Executive Privilege (where it is supported) can only be granted to a part of the Executive branch of government. Can't have it both ways, Mr. Cheney.

Posted by: JonInCA | November 19, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I missed something. What's wrong with being leftist?

Posted by: Daby | November 19, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

I am what some would call an independent. I think of myself more of a Libertarian Moderate. Traditionally people such as myself have held their noses about the social issues and voted republican because they are financially more responsible.

I never want anyone to say that Republicans are more financially responsible when Bush has spent $25,000 per family of four for the war in which the onus for invading turned out to be lies. In doing this the president has asserted his right to call out anyone as an "enemy combatant" and can hold them and torture them without representation by his word alone. The foreign policy has taken a love/hate relationship with the rest of the world to a truly hate relationship. I feel I can't go overseas and be able to do anything but personally apologize for our arrogance; warrantless phone tapping, domestic spying on political organizations such as anti-war groups. The preferred method of vocal dissemination from the current administration is the lie of "deniability". I have no trust for them. What ever their motives are they are systematically tearing asunder our rights. The Republican Congress gives him what he wants.

Because of this, as a personal line of thinking the republicans are dead to me. They are trying to destroy the constitution and the freedoms it imparts. America is based on freedom of information, speech, freedom to be a militia beyond the government to throw a check in the system. No eminent domain for military lodging purposes. The right to be secure in our personal affects. The right to not have to incriminate yourself. The right to a speedy and public trial in front of an impartial jury. Fines should be appropriate to the nature of the crime. Don't interpret the document as uninclusive of everyone including disenfranchised (non Americans). All other things are delegated to the States. And further updates.

Bush violates this on a daily basis. His gangsta president mentality is "Playin the game, yo!" If it needs to get done he will insert a reputable person that is now willing to agree with Bush for money. His use of torture and relatively indiscriminate killing will result in the torture and death of Americans. Hell, of Iraqis, Belgians, French, Portuguese, Moroccans. This will not stabilize the world. It will perpetuate the whisper of war.

I can not be more disappointed from a president. I am not going to give my name. I don't want to see Gitmo this time of year. Democrats; Hill-Hill, Obama, you do your part. Sell them as well as you can to the Joe 6 packs still sporting sexual swellings from the Youtube videos of Iraqi's getting their heads blown off from an US sniper oh- I mean sharpshooter.

This ex Republican voter will be voting for any democrat. Spend money on the poor. They cost less than misguided wars. I am sick of this and I love freedom and think Government is a necessary evil that needs to be checked by the people. I'm hanging with the lefties in November.

BTW- Apologize to the world and make this a better place by impeaching the crooks we have in office. It will be better than soccer for bringing us together.

Posted by: John | November 21, 2007 2:24 AM | Report abuse

Cheney should also be impeached for Obstruction of Justice, for failing to honestly explain his role in the failure of interceptor fighters to intercept the airliners which collided with the World Trade Center towers and Pentagon. Cheney appears to have given an order to NORAD or DCANG concerning fighter interception of the aircraft which attacked the Pentagon. Airline hijackings are routinely intercepted by Air Force fighter jets and should have been intercepted, on 911. Why were these hijacked airliners not intercepted, before they crashed into buildings? Why are there conflicting stories about whether the FAA or the military failed to follow standard operating procedures, on 911? Why was the Pentagon hit, when it is protected by antiaircraft missiles?

Congress needs to subpoena Cheney to testify and impeach him for Contempt of Congress if he refuses to testify.

There must also be a law violated by the no bid contracts awarded to Halliburton. Cheney apparently still holds over 400,000 shares of Halliburton. He is reported to have earned 30 million dollars from investments, during his first year as VP, when Halliburton stock prices soared. This is certainly a disturbing conflict of interest.

Congress should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Cheney.

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Posted by: tdwzuprsl julxzin | November 21, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Not only we should impeach Cheney and his gangs. We should vote out those in Congress who either getting pay by special interests and just pure too stupid to know the corporate world had brought off the 3 branches of government, now controlling the media also. Let all vote for Kucinich so that we can have a government for the people not those cronies that relie on corporate money to sell the soul.

Posted by: Peacemaker | November 23, 2007 1:32 AM | Report abuse


Cheney continues to hold 433,333 Halliburton stock options. The company has been criticized by auditors for its handling of a no-bid contract in Iraq. Auditors found the firm marked up meal prices for troops and inflated gas prices in a deal with a Kuwaiti supplier. The company built the American prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The Vice President has sought to stem criticism by signing an agreement to donate the after-tax profits from these stock options to charities of his choice, and his lawyer has said he will not take any tax deduction for the donations.

However, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concluded in Sept. 2003 that holding stock options while in elective office does constitute a "financial interest" regardless of whether the holder of the options will donate proceeds to charities. CRS also found that receiving deferred compensation is a financial interest.

Cheney told "Meet the Press" in 2003 that he didn't have any financial ties to the firm.

"Since I left Halliburton to become George Bush's vice president, I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest," the Vice President said. "I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years."

Posted by: Anonymous | November 26, 2007 8:39 PM | Report abuse

We impeached Clinton for lying about a situation where no one lost their life. No one even lost their virginity! I am astonished that nothing has been done about the lies that have been told by our leaders that have led to needless massacre of countless human beings. For the sake of the constitution and our democracy we have to impeach them. I know they'll be gone soon but we can not let crime go unpunished. If you've read about the patriot act then you know we are dangerously close to not having the right to impeach. IT MUST BE DONE. We can not wait. Congrats to Kucinich and his sponsors. Please! America! Read! Research! Get involved! We owe it to our children and their children.

Posted by: Richard | November 27, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse


Bunnatine Greenhouse

Bunnatine Greenhouse was the chief contracting officer at the Army Corps of
Engineers, the agency that has managed much of the reconstruction work in Iraq. In October 2004, Ms. Greenhouse came forward and revealed that top Pentagon officials showed improper favoritism to Halliburton when awarding military contracts to Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR).828

Greenhouse stated that when the Pentagon awarded Halliburton a five-year $7 billion contract, it pressured her to withdraw her objections, actions which she claimed were unprecedented in her experience.829

On June 27, 2005, Ms. Greenhouse testified before Congress, detailing that the
contract award process was compromised by improper influence by political appointees, participation by Halliburton officials in meetings where bidding
requirements were discussed, and a lack of competition.830

She stated that the Halliburton contracts represented "the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career."831
Days before the hearing, the acting general counsel of the Army Corps of Engineers paid Ms. Greenhouse a visit and reportedly let it be known that it would not be in her best interest to appear voluntarily.832

On August 27, 2005, the Army demoted Ms. Greenhouse, removing her from the elite Senior Executive Service and transferring her to a lesser job in the corps' civil works division.833

As Frank Rich of The New York Times described the situation, [H]er crime was not obstructing justice but pursuing it by vehemently questioning irregularities in the awarding of some $7 billion worth of no-bid contracts in Iraq to the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root.@834

The demotion was in apparent retaliation for her speaking out against the abuses, even though she previously had stellar reviews and over 20 years of experience in military procurement. "They went after
her to destroy her," said Michael Kohn, her attorney, who added that the demotion was "absolutely" in retaliation for her complaints about the Halliburton

Posted by: clifwest | November 27, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
Thomas Jefferson, 1812

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address - January 17, 1961

"We're going to run the country like a corporation." George W. Bush, on the 2000 presidential-campaign trail

Posted by: Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Twenty three Republican senators up for reelection, in 2008, since Trent Lott is resigning, before term ends.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 30, 2007 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Request a paper ballot, to avoid an electronic voting machine, built by Diebold (major Republican party campaign contributor) or ES & S ( partially owned by Senator Hagel, Nebraska Republican ) from stealing your vote. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska happened to be chief executive of a voting machine company which blanketed his state with its nifty gadgets just before his 1996 upset victory.

Diebold's CEO Wally O'Dell, infamously promised assembled corporate brethren in the Summer of 2003 that he would "deliver" Ohio to the Republicans. (Blackwell bragged last month in a fund-raising letter that he 'delivered" Ohio to Bush). A voting machine in one Ohio county precinct awarded Bush about 4000 votes despite there being only 638 registered voters

In Comal County Texas, an uncanny coincidence resulted in three Republican candidates winning by exactly 18,181 votes each. Two other Republican candidates outside Texas also won by exactly 18,181 votes.

Elections belong to the people. It is their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

Abraham Lincoln

Posted by: clifwest | December 3, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

What further proof is supposedly necessary to initiate the impeachment process? There is a known laundry list of crimes by this guy, and more than half of the American people want him out - or investigated with his feet held to the fire, at the minimum. This is truly an evil man who thinks no farther than himself and his cronies (read: Halliburton, Blackwater, oil buddies, et al.)while giving virtually no thought to the people whom he is supposed to serve well (us). He is the lowest form of criminal politician: One who would never demonstrate the guts or patriotism to look in the mirror and acknowledge the devil himself facing right back. I am not too sure that a simple firing squad on national prime time TV would not be the perfect answer for this textbook example of a cheating, treasonous, self-serving, lying politician who continues with his buddy from HELL, George W. Bush, to defame, degrade and devalue our country. History books will tell the true story about eight long, black years in our nation's history when self-righteous Neo-Cons and serpentine talk show hosts actually aided and abetted a certain (by then proven) criminal pair of hucksters who chose to sell their very country down the river (think: torture, public lying, convenient reinterpretation of established laws, alienation of past allies, outing and endangering of contrary covert agents (the REAL people who protect this country), complete disregard for our valued Constitution, etc.) while handsomely lining their own pockets and the pockets of their closest criminal cronies. After 55 years, I have found that I am becoming ashamed of being an American - and I am ashamed of being forced to feel that way. Clean house NOW and impeach (or better yet, execute) BOTH of those shameful idiots simultaneously. Perhaps that way we may find a way to salvage our nation's laws, finances, history, future and esteem.

Posted by: K. Andersen | December 4, 2007 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., is showing some resolve and facing off with Bush with a pledge to press for impeachment if the president authorizes a military strike on Iran.

"The president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran and ... if he does, as foreign relations committee chairman and former chairman of judiciary, I move to impeach him." Biden told a crowd during a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week. Biden got a roar from the crowd, adding, "If you're going to impeach George Bush, you better impeach Cheney first."

Posted by: clifwest | December 4, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Jean-Paul Marat is correct - they can not put all of us on the no fly list.

They have not even put Michael Moore on the no fly list.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2007 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Wow...and they can't seem to wait for 12 months to get their spot in the White House with Hillary, Obama, or Richardson.

Gee, if this is what they're doing with our time on the floor of the committees, I'd hate to see what they're doing to our troops. Like bending them over and giving them a rodgery over a war they cannot stop.

Posted by: Sakaki | December 8, 2007 1:09 AM | Report abuse


Arizona Congressman Co-Sponsors Cheney Impeachment
Submitted by Julie on December 7, 2007 - 3:45pm. Congress News U.S. Government U.S. Politics White House
Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has become the latest member of Congress to sign on as a co-sponsor of Dennis Kucinich's "Articles of Impeachment Against Dick Cheney", which were reintroduced on November 6, 2007 as H Res 799. Rep. Grijalva joins approximately two dozen other members of Congress who are taking a stand for the U.S. Constitution.

Grijalva is currently in his third term as a member of Congress, representing Arizona's 7th Congressional District. He serves on several House Committees, including: the Committee on Education & Labor, Committee on Natural Resources, and the Committee on Small Business.

H Res 799 is also co-sponsored by the following Members of Congress: Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Albert Wynn (D-MD), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Moran (D-VA), Bob Filner (D-CA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Robert Brady (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Donald Payne (D-NJ), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI), Ed Towns (D-NY), Diane Watson (D-CA), Danny Davis (D-IL), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).

Posted by: clifwest | December 8, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

If the comments on this article are any gauge of where true US public opinion is (this is the Washington Post, after all, not Mother Jones), I hope Congresspeople who know this is the right thing to do but who fear its political repercussions will take courage. Quickly.

As each month goes by, another astonishingly eggregious violation of the Constitution surfaces. HOW MANY MORE DO WE NEED????

Posted by: Sara Olsen | December 8, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse



Posted by: rmb | December 9, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich Says He's Preparing 50-Page Bush Articles of Impeachment

Kucinich addresses many issues at Reno rally

Touching on issues ranging from Yucca Mountain to the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq, presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich spoke to a crowd of several hundred people in Reno Saturday.

Despite a steady snowfall outside, a standing-room-only crowd packed into two meeting rooms at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to hear what the Ohio Congressman and Democrat had to say about issues he's most closely associated with: the environment and opposition to the war and the Bush administration in general.

Those expecting Kucinich to deliver harsh words about the president weren't disappointed, as the half-hour campaign speech soon turned to talk of impeachment.
"On the way over here, I was reading a 50-page document that relates to Articles of Impeachment for the President of the United States," Kucinich said to a standing ovation. "And I want you to know that I'm actually preparing this document for submission to the House."

Kucinich said under the current administration, citizen's rights to due process and fair trial are in jeopardy.
"This is a moment when we're called upon to reclaim our country," he said. "You give me your vote, I'll give you back your country."

Kucinich also discussed how his concern for the environment would shape his presidency if he were to be elected.
"Think about this. The government has an engine of sustainability so that the Department of Transportation focuses on developing mass transit solutions. The Department of Housing and Urban Development develops green housing with natural light and passive solar. The Department of Energy incentivizes the production of wind and solar and green energy," he told the crowd.
But most of those on hand weren't there to hear about global warming.

Bill Cantella of Reno made his way throughout the crowd, handing out Kucinich pamphlets and stickers simply reading "Impeach," while others wore shirts and held banners bearing the same sentiment

Posted by: clifwest | December 11, 2007 8:32 PM | Report abuse

House Judiciary Trio Calls for Impeach Cheney Hearings

Three senior members of the House Judiciary Committee have called for the immediate opening of impeachment hearings for Vice President Richard Cheney.

Democrats Robert Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Friday distributed a statement, "A Case for Hearings," that declares, "The issues at hand are too serious to ignore, including credible allegations of abuse of power that if proven may well constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under our constitution. The charges against Vice President Cheney relate to his deceptive actions leading up to the Iraq war, the revelation of the identity of a covert agent for political retaliation, and the illegal wiretapping of American citizens."

In particular, the Judiciary Committee members cite the recent revelation by former White House press secretary Scott McClellan that the Vice President and his staff purposefully gave him false information about the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson as a covert agent as part of a White House campaign to discredit her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson. On the basis of McClellan's statements, Wexler, Gutierrez and Baldwin say, "it is even more important for Congress to investigate what may have been an intentional obstruction of justice." The three House members argue that, "Congress should call Mr. McClellan to testify about what he described as being asked to 'unknowingly [pass] along false information.'"

Adding to the sense of urgency, the members note that "recent revelations have shown that the Administration including Vice President Cheney may have again manipulated and exaggerated evidence about weapons of mass destruction -- this time about Iran's nuclear capabilities."

Although Wexler, Gutierrez and Baldwin are close to Judiciary Committee chair John Conyers, getting the Michigan Democrat to open hearings on impeachment will not necessarily be easy. Though Conyers was a leader in suggesting during the last Congress that both President Bush and Vice President Cheney had committed impeachable offenses, he has been under immense pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to keep Constitutional remedies for executive excesses "off the table" in this Congress.

It is notable, however, that Baldwin maintains warm relations with Pelosi and that Wexler, a veteran member of the Judiciary Committee has historically had an amiable and effective working relationship with Conyers. There is no question that Conyers, who voted to keep open the impeachment debate on November 7, has been looking for a way to explore the charges against Cheney. The move by three of his key allies on the committee may provide the chairman with the opening he seeks, although it is likely he will need to hear from more committee members before making any kind of break with Pelosi -- or perhaps convincing her that holding hearings on Cheney's high crimes and misdemeanors is different from putting a Bush impeachment move on the table.

The most important immediate development, however, is the assertion of an "ask" for supporters of impeachment. Pulled in many directions in recent months, campaigners for presidential and vice presidential accountability have focused their attention on supporting a House proposal by Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nod, to impeach Cheney. When Kucinich forced consideration of his resolution on November 7, Pelosi and her allies used procedural moves to get it sent to the Judiciary Committee for consideration. Pelosi's hope was that the proposal would disappear into the committee's files.

The call for hearings by Wexler, Gutierrez and Baldwin puts impeachment on the table, at least as far as activists are concerned, creating a pressure point that can serve as a reply when House Democrats who are critical of Bush but cautious about impeachment ask: "What do you want me to do?" The answer can now be: "Back the call for Judiciary Committee hearings on whether to impeach Dick Cheney?"

"Some of us were in Congress during the impeachment hearings of President Clinton. We spent a year and a half listening to testimony about President Clinton's personal relations. This must not be the model for impeachment inquires. A Democratic Congress can show that it takes its constitutional authority seriously and hold a sober investigation, which will stand in stark contrast to the kangaroo court convened by Republicans for President Clinton. In fact, the worst legacy of the Clinton impeachment - where the GOP pursued trumped up and insignificant allegations - would be that it discourages future Congresses from examining credible and significant allegations of a constitutional nature when they arise," write Wexler, Gutierrez and Baldwin.

"The charges against Vice President Cheney are not personal," the House members add. "They go to the core of the actions of this Administration, and deserve consideration in a way the Clinton scandal never did. The American people understand this, and a majority support hearings according to a November 13 poll by the American Research Group. In fact, 70 percent of voters say that Vice President Cheney has abused his powers and 43 percent say that he should be removed from office right now. The American people understand the magnitude of what has been done and what is at stake if we fail to act. It is time for Congress to catch up."

Arguing that hearings need not distract Congress, Wexler, Gutierrez and Baldwin note that the focus is on Cheney for a reason: "These hearings involve the possible impeachment of the Vice President -- not our commander in chief -- and the resulting impact on the nation's business and attention would be significantly less than the Clinton Presidential impeachment hearings."

They also argue, correctly, that the hearings are necessary if Congress is to restore its position in the Constitutionally-defined system of checks and balances.

"Holding hearings would put the evidence on the table, and the evidence -- not politics -- should determine the outcome," the Judiciary Committee members explain. "Even if the hearings do not lead to removal from office, putting these grievous abuses on the record is important for the sake of history. For an Administration that has consistently skirted the constitution and asserted that it is above the law, it is imperative for Congress to make clear that we do not accept this dangerous precedent. Our Founding Fathers provided Congress the power of impeachment for just this reason, and we must now at least consider using it."

Posted by: ANONYMOUS | December 14, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Sporkin, December 17, 2007
Media Relations
National Public Radio (AKA-NPR)

As of Friday Dec. 12, 2007 Mr. Kucinich had support from three members of the judiciary council of the house of representatives to proceed with Impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. Since then they have acquired well over 54,000 signatures from citizens who are calling for the immediate impeachment of Mr. Cheney, and support is mounting in support of impeaching of Mr. Bush as well.

It has not been lost on the general public that the main stream media, including publicly funded institutions such as NPR, has failed to cover the story at all. It seems that the only media source that seems credible at the is time is the Internet.

Don't you think it odd that you would choose to not cover this story right from the beginning? Well over 200 people I spoke to at the Telegraph Ave. street Fair this weekend thought it was odd. Many didn't know about it, till I told them about it, and where to get more information. Most of them already knew about it.

So, here are the possibilities as I see them-

A) NPR is heavily infiltrated by members of either the FBI or CIA or both, NPR along with the rest of mainstream public media.
B) NPR is partly infiltrated by the FBI or CIA or both, but those assets reside at the very top of your corporations.
C) NPR have no controls placed on it by factions in a shadow government, but, rather, feel frightened to cover the story because you fear reprisals from ... who? Who is it that you fear? The people? We only want to be informed! If you were to cover the story the only way you can be harmed is if some advertiser was to withdraw their advertising.

Hmmmm. Now that's worth a good long look. So, if I carry my logic forward I could imagine that some mega corporations could feel threatened by the release of that story. But, since the story has been esentially squashed from its first utterences, at every public and private news outlet across the country, I have to consider the possibility that options A or B could actually be the case. And many more people are getting that feeling too. What kind of a feeling do you think they will have about NPR when they stop to think about how their generous donations are being spent, or not spent?

There will be a public outcry for certain institutions to be held accountable for their inaction as it relates to the disgraceful lack of attention paid to this matter. The only possible position people can come to is that NPR is not such a public entity after all, but is instead a sham, designed to give the public a sense of social control in the face of loosing their civil rights and having their onstitution stepped on. I submit to you that you are a fraud. And you will remain a fraud until you open your mouths and start telling people that Impeachment proceedings have been approved by the House Judiciary committee against Vice President Dick Cheney for high crimes.

Posted by: InsuranceTeaseDOTcom | December 17, 2007 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Thank God for Dennis Kucinich, one of the only Democrats with Courage to Do What is Right.

Now there are several others joining him. In addition, at least as I am aware - over 80,000 signatures as of Monday December 17, 2007 of citizens demanding impeachment.

Papers such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, and more, refuse to print this information that is vital to the future and security of this nation. It's appalling.

This movement isn't Far Left, as you would like to "label" it. It is constitutionally correct. Cheney and Bush have violated the constitution and been dishonest with the American people. If we allow this to go unchecked, even in the last month of their administration, we doom Democracy for collapse.

The Washington Post should be ashamed of their deterioration since the days of Nixon. Shame on you.

The American people need to boycott all newspapers that refuse to report news vital to this nation. It's not all about black Friday deals and market coupons. We are more intelligent than that and won't stand for it.

Posted by: Jurnei | December 18, 2007 5:30 AM | Report abuse

More people obtain their news from the internet than from newspapers. Since many large newspapers only briefly mention impeachment, about page 22, and seem more interested in the serial addictions or divorces of Britney and Lindsay or the latest scandals of OJ or Michael Vick, it is not difficult to understand why.

We need to start feeding impeachment and election fraud questions into future presidential debates.

I seriously doubt John Edwards is going to fight for us, when he failed to contest the blatant election frauds of the 2004 election, in Ohio.

Kucinich, Biden, Paul and Dodd seem to be the only presidential candidates fighting for us. Clinton and O Bama were too busy campaiging in Iowa, to return to the Senate and filibuster against telecom immunity, with Dodd.

McCain only has a fifty percent voting attendance record, in the Senate, since campaigning for President. Kucinich has the highest voting attendance record of any Congressperson campaigning for the Presidency, at 90 percent. More importantly, Kucinich votes correctly. McCain may actually be doing the citizens a favor, by missing 50 percent of Senate votes.

Posted by: clifwest | December 18, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing I cant stand than an elected official who swears to uphold the constitution, wipe his ass with it. Cheney has shown time and time again that he does not care what that document says and will do whatever he wants.

SOMEONE NEEDS TO STOP IT!!! Our rights as American are threatened

Posted by: DO IT! | December 19, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Another cosponsor for Cheney Articles of Impeachment - 25 now

H. Res. 333, Articles of Impeachment Against Dick Cheney (reintroduced on Nov. 6, 2007, as H Res 799), is sponsored by the following Members of Congress: Jan Schakowsky, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Keith Ellison, Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Albert Wynn, William Lacy Clay, Dennis Kucinich, Yvette Clarke, Jim McDermott, Jim Moran, Bob Filner, Sam Farr, Robert Brady, Tammy Baldwin, Donald Payne, Steve Cohen, Sheila Jackson Lee, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Ed Towns, Diane Watson, Danny Davis, Raul Grijalva, Gwen Moore

Posted by: clifwest | December 20, 2007 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Mike Michaud Writes Strong Letter to Conyers Calling for Cheney Impeachment Hearings

Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2008-01-03 15:56.

Congressman Mike Michaud, a conservative and Blue Dog Democrat from Maine sent a letter over the holiday break to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers calling for impeachment hearings of Vice President Dick Cheney.

Michaud is not among the 25 cosponsors of Rep. Dennis Kucinich's H Res 333 (also known as H Res 799), a resolution stipulating articles of impeachment against Cheney. Michaud is also not among a group of Judiciary Committee Members led by Rep. Robert Wexler who have called for hearings to begin, and who plan to send their own letter to Conyers this month. (Michaud is not on the committee.) But Michaud shares the position of congress members Wexler, Luis Gutierrez, and Anthony Weiner that hearings should be held first and articles drafted when and if called for by the evidence exposed. For reports on the progress of the various groups of congress members now pushing for impeachment of Cheney see:

Maine has been a hotbed of impeachment activism in recent months.
Efforts have been led by an activist coalition and a group of lawyers called Maine Lawyers for Democracy. Citizens have staged sit-ins in the offices of Rep. Michaud and also Rep. Tom Allen demanding support for impeachment. Those efforts may be paying off, and Michaud appears in the letter below to have grasped some of his constituents' main arguments for impeachment.
While known as a conservative, Michaud has turned against the occupation of Iraq and joined a small number of Congress Members in voting against further funding. Iraq is also the first issue Michaud mentions in his letter to Conyers.
While Conyers is widely understood to be obeying pressure from Nancy Pelosi in refusing to begin impeachment proceedings, Michaud has not written to Pelosi. Constituents of Subcommittee Chairman Jerrold Nadler were arrested in his Brooklyn office on Wednesday sitting-in to demand he begin impeachment hearings. Michaud has not written to Nadler. Like Wexler and his allies, Michaud has chosen to write to the Chair of the full committee, and the recognized expert on impeachment: John Conyers. Conyers has, of course, published a book documenting at length most of the abuses that Michaud refers to in his letter.

Here is the full text of the letter, also available as the original PDF.

Dear Chairman Conyers,

I write today to request that you include vigorous hearings into the abuses of power by this Administration and include impeachment hearings of Vice President Richard Cheney in the Judiciary Committee schedule for the second session of the 110th Congress.
As you are aware, the House of Representatives voted on November 7th to send a resolution of impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the Judiciary Committee. I urge you to commence these proceedings. There is no doubt that at the very least this Administration has dangerously expanded the scope of executive authority and flaunted the constitutionally defined separation of powers.
Serious allegations have been raised against the Vice President regarding his role in mischaracterizing information that led to the invasion of Iraq, in similarly mischaracterizing information about Iran's nuclear program, the outing of a CIA agent as political retaliation, the abuse of detainees in contravention of the Geneva Conventions, and the illegal wiretapping of American citizens. As a recent poll indicates, 70% of the American public believes that the Vice President has abused his power.
This is not an attack on Vice President Cheney or any other member of this Administration. Impeachment investigations must not be about the man or his personal life; they must focus on whether the office of the Vice President has illegally expanded its power or abused the law. Expansions and potential abuses of power by this Administration become precedents for future ones, which lead to further erosions of our constitutional rights. That is why these investigations must be held with the utmost seriousness of purpose and must lay all the facts on the table. We do not know what the result of any investigation will be, but this is the only way to restore the faith of the American people in their government.
There must be no other purpose for these proceedings than to protect our Constitution and to hold individuals accountable if they have broken the law. Most importantly, we must act in a way that will heal the growing bitter divide within our country and end the disillusionment that many Americans feel toward their government.
Thank you for your consideration of this issue of such great importance. I look forward to working with you to strengthen our democracy and our nation.

Michael H. Michaud
Member of Congress

Posted by: clifwest | January 3, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Has everyone already signecd Wexler's petition at

If not, take a moment to do so today. Time is running out and the Iran war drums are getting louder

Posted by: OneVoice | January 13, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

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