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Kucinich Bringing Back Impeachment This Week

Keeping true to his word, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) informed his colleagues today that he would bring one article of impeachment against President Bush "for taking our nation and our troops to war based on lies" to the House floor Thursday.

In early June, Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment against Bush and demanded that they be read into the record in full, taking up two nights of House floor time to do so. After the House voted to refer the articles to the Judiciary Committee, Kucinich vowed that he would come back in 30 days with 60 articles of impeachment if no hearings were held.

Judiciary has done nothing on the subject in the ensuing month, though Kucinich does appear to have scaled down his plans, as he is only introducing one article instead of the promised 60. By again using a privileged resolution to bring impeachment to the floor, Kucinich is ensuring that the House will have to deal with his measure within two legislative days.

Democratic leaders have made clear that they do not want impeachment proceedings against Bush to move in the House, particularly since he only has six months left in office. Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has generally stayed quiet on the topic but has given no indication that he plans to have his panel address the issue soon.

Kucinich's full "Dear Colleague" letter is after the jump.

Dear Colleague,

During the Fourth of July holiday a WWII veteran stood ram-rod straight in his crisp dress uniform and saluted our flag as it passed in a parade. His silent reverential stance was a powerful reminder of the love of country that is reflected in our veterans of all generations and all services.

It is also a powerful reminder of the responsibilities of the President of the Untied States in his capacity as Commander in Chief.

It is worse than heartbreaking that George W. Bush, as Commander in Chief, caused this country to go to war based on information which was false, and which he knew to be false. The consequences for our troops have been devastating. We have lost 4,116 of our beloved servicemen and women since the war began, with over 30,000 physically wounded and countless others emotionally wounded. The toll on the service persons and their families will be felt throughout their lives.

There can be no greater responsibility of a Commander in Chief than to command based on facts on the ground, and to command in fact and in truth. There can be no greater offense of a Commander in Chief than to misrepresent a cause of war and to send our brave men and women into harm's way based on those misrepresentations.

There has been a breach of faith between the Commander in Chief and the troops. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 or with Al Qaeda's role in 9/11. Iraq had neither the intention nor the capability of attacking the United States. Iraq did not have weapons of Mass of Destruction. Yet George W. Bush took our troops to war under all of these false assumptions. Given the profound and irreversible consequences to our troops, if his decision was the result of a mistake, he must be impeached. Since his decision was based on lies, impeachment as a remedy falls short, but represents at least some effort on our part to demonstrate our concern about the sacrifices our troops have made.

This Thursday evening I will bring a privileged resolution to the House with a single Article of Impeachment of President Bush for taking our nation and our troops to war based on lies. We owe it to our troops who even at this hour stand as sentinels of America because they love this country and will give their lives for it. What are we willing to do to match their valor and the valor of their successors? Are we at least willing to defend the Constitution from the comfort and security of our Washington, DC offices?

Sincerely,

/s/

Dennis J. Kucinich

Member of Congress

By Ben Pershing  |  July 8, 2008; 5:12 PM ET
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Perhaps the President was deceived about the actual weapons in storage in Iraq, but we captured weapons experts and there were dual use facilities and now we know of yellow cake uranium that was in Iraq. All evidence that Iraq was a danger and the President had reason to act. I can see that some may disagree with the President's decision. But that is no reason to impeach him.

How is one to take this as anything but a cheap political trick? Should the President be removed so he will not make other mistakes? I doubt that anything could be done before he leaves office.

Reminds me of what they did to Cromwell - dug him up so they could hang him and do other crude sport with the body.

Posted by: Gary E. Masters | July 8, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Too bad he had to drop out. Someone with the 'nads to say what the majority of the people are thinking.

Posted by: DCDoug | July 8, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I'll vote for Kucinich next time. He seems to be the only politician who keeps his word and tells it like it is. Impeachment is the right thing to do. Criminal prosecution after Bush and his co-conspirators leave office is the right thing to do. Why do the Dem leaders protecting Bush? What does he have on them?

Posted by: rcc_2000 | July 8, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Is it any wonder that less is getting done in this congress than before the democrats took over?

On the bright side, the less real work Congress does the fewer problems they cause.

And No, I don't think Clinton should have been impeached either. Although it did prevent Congress from spending my money. So maybe it isn't such a bad thing.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Gary E. Masters, dude! Are you really that clueless or are you just a schill for the neocons? Captured weapons experts and yellowcake? Are you serious? Come on, you forgot about mobile biological weapons labs, unmanned weaponized drone aircraft, and a mature nuclear weapons program. Are you still getting your information from "Curveball" or are you part of the oil industry. Whatever your deal is, dude, you're clinging/espousing/vomiting up neocon garbage that has been discredited and disproven for years now. This was no mistake. Ask Paul O'Neil. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the neocon-men that have run things for the last eight years planned to invade Iraq well before 9/11. The war in Iraq was/has been/is about greed, arrogance, and lust for power. What's your excuse?

Posted by: TruthMakerer | July 8, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Masters,

Although I appreciate your ability to provide our elected President with the benefit of the doubt, I ask that you look at the totality of the mistakes, deception, and outright disregard for law that has taken place over the past 8 years.


I often wonder about the mindset of those today who say we should forgive these actions and sweep them as if nothing tragic and unlawful has taken place. Did you support the actions of the Republican-led Congress during the impeachment of Clinton? which I remind all were for actions that did not put the people of this country, the economy, world standing, and my life at risk. the Media and politicians led a "Gladiator" type mob towards embarrassing Clinton for a lie about an affair. Apply that mindset to today's administration, and their is no compairison.

These views are mine and do not represent my employer.

Posted by: JUST AN OBSERVER | July 8, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

As a retired member of the Armed Forces I fully support Dennis Kucinich's effort to impeach this president. Time after time we have seen the abusive nature of this president, we have seen his signing documents overwriting the will of the people and we flat out know he lied about the reasons for going to war.

Those lies have lead to the murdering of over 4000 of our brave men and women who have served this country and they deserve better.

I have made it my mission that no senator or congress person will get mine or others votes if they fail to take action on this measure. Simply turning a blind eye to this criminal just because he only has six months left shows me that there is something seriously broken in each of our legislative houses and they too will need cleaning.

Posted by: Curtis | July 8, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

As a retired member of the Armed Forces I fully support Dennis Kucinich's effort to impeach this president. Time after time we have seen the abusive nature of this president, we have seen his signing documents overwriting the will of the people and we flat out know he lied about the reasons for going to war.

Those lies have lead to the murdering of over 4000 of our brave men and women who have served this country and they deserve better.

I have made it my mission that no senator or congress person will get mine or others votes if they fail to take action on this measure. Simply turning a blind eye to this criminal just because he only has six months left shows me that there is something seriously broken in each of our legislative houses and they too will need cleaning.

Posted by: Curtis | July 8, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I suspect these people without a life Bush haters, no, make that Bush dispisers, focus their entire waking moments on the man. Everything and anything leads to him, and anybody they would vote for would have to have all the opposite qualities of the imagined Bush negatives...and they have found their man. In fact Imagined Qualities is a good description of Obama.

Posted by: frank | July 8, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse


Dennis K. is without a doubt a nut.

He should be selling tin foil headgear in front of the capitol.

He is quite willing to waste time on a cause that is without any merit.

Posted by: thall | July 8, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

"now we know of yellow cake uranium that was in Iraq. All evidence that Iraq was a danger and the President had reason to act."

NOW we know? The US, all intel agencies, and the IAEA all knew about this yellowcake since it was acquired and placed under safeguards in the late 1970s.

This is NOT the WMD the administration was touting in the build-up to the 2003 war. In fact, George HW Bush allowed Saddam to retain this stock after Desert Storm.

Pete Hoekstra, Rick Santorum and a few right wing bloggers will keep waiting until Godot arrives...but the yellowcake was not "found" in 2003, let alone this month, and it's not the WMD you're looking for.

Posted by: Justin Passing | July 8, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

When King Nixon got caught with his pants down, he had enough decency left to resign. But, Emperor Bush, even more guilty, has no decency left at all, believing instead in "The emperor's new clothes." Unfortunately, Congress is complicit here. Fools all around, except Kucinich, who dares the truth!

Posted by: Doug Riemer | July 8, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Time to face reality (not you George): Gearge W. Bush is the best thing going for the Democratic Party. It is becase of him that the Democrats will win congress and the Presidency. Too bad it's too late for our union.

Posted by: oposner | July 8, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Gratuitous off color remarks, do not read:

If Kucinich´s wife gave him a b*** j**, could we impeach? Do you have to swallow for it to constitute grounds for impeachment? Could you impeach for French kissing? Can you be impeached for sodomizing your wife?

Posted by: Singing Senator | July 8, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

If it isn't what dirt, like recorded Sex Trysts, Embezzlement or Fraud, the Neo Cons have on the Democrats there's one more.... Collusion!
The equally Corrupt Neo Con infested Executive and the Republican. Democratic and Independent Legislators are ALL in Collusion to prostitute their votes to pass laws, regulations, and deregulations in order to directly or indirectly financially benefit theirselves and their Corporate Johns along with legally shielding all.
So even the Democrats have financial holdings in the very Neo Con Conglomerates they are making decisions on. At the cost of our very Liberty and Freedoms enjoyed by our grandparents... Welcome to Neo Naziism.
Together they are yanking hundreds of billions of American Taxpayer dollars a year from porograms, especially social programs benefitting the vast majority of Americans and insteal giving those same monies to themselves, their Corporate Johns and the rich and super rich, comprising of 1-5% of Americans.. TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!
I recall we had an American Revolutionary War because of Taxation Without Representation against a King George, his Mercenary Armies and the few American supporters called Tories.
We have again, another King George, with his many signing statements, putting hisself above the law and accountable to no one. Not even Congress.. With his Neo Con Cronies Mercenary Armies, masquerading as "Contractors".. and the Religious Idiots who are worshipping a bastardized version of Christianity which steals from the poor and gives to the rich.
So obviously we need to send some of the Democrats packing because of them raking in money off the backs of our dead in Iraq. It's a given the Republicans are guilty anyway.
Revolution Anyone?? We know the Republicans never served in the military so it'll take about 50 billion and we'll be done in a month.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

I have long wondered why Bush was never impeached. I know Congress would not care that he lied to the American people but I thought they would care that he had lied to them. Bush chose "evidence" that supported his position and ignored evidence that that opposed his position. And never forget, the UN had observers ON THE GROUND in Iraq and they never found anything. Bush is a liar!

I am one pissed off registered Republican.

Posted by: Al | July 8, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I think we'll quit hating KingPinocchio(penchant for lying) for what he did to our country when he's strung up at the end of a rope along with Shotgun Cheney(shotgunned his buddy while intoxicated) and the rest of the Treasonous Neo Con Parasites, Republican Mushrooms and Religious Idiots!! Should be eay. Tehy comprise 111-21% of Americans still supporting our Liar in Chief!!!!

Posted by: CurtJ | July 8, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

I've always been of fan of Kucinich's apparent lack of respect for established political procedure. I think that even though the democrats don't want to cause too much trouble before the election, that the house should impeach Bush, and the senate should say that we won't remove him from office only because it would be expensive and annoying.

If the republicans are willing to impeach former President Clinton, then the democrats should, sure as anything, impeach President Bush. A politician's sex life is not nearly as important as the effects of their policy.

Posted by: FanOfKucinich | July 8, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich = Big Hat, No cattle.

This clown ought to impeach himself,
seeing how he is a major reason the 110th democratic congresses as of today has a 9% approval rating.

Try working on something worthwhile like fuel prices, the Bush presidency, is over or haven't you noticed.

Why waste time on something that will never come to fruition ?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

If I fought for the American empire why isn't gas 50 cents a gallon? No I fought again and again for profits. I fought for US bussness control of Iraqi oil so that we can pay four dollars a gallon. ENRON's control of electricty equals high electric bills in Cali. Control and deregulation of mortages equals home mortages/profits so high we lose our homes. He should be impeached for the looting of our treasury for war profiting contractors and for complicty in exorbitant corn and natrual gas prices and other profitering. Impeach for the refusal to insure a safe food supply ie; fecal spinach, e-coli hamburger and include the the refusal to test beef for mad cow to the point that the koreans rather riot than eat our steaks. This and many other crimes is all part and parcel of the murderous thieveing Bush corprate gang.

Posted by: Vetoftoomanywars | July 8, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Wimps all. He should have been impeached years ago. Lying, coke-snorting puppet for big oil and the rest of the military-industrial junk science community. But hey, at least he tried to kill the ban on whale-killing sonar sound bombs so the navy could detect osama coming to get us under water. Let's look at the bright side. At least he was consistent and easy to read.

Posted by: elmer fudd | July 8, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Any need to wonder why the public has no trust in the President and even LESS in Congress? Whatever it takes to waste time and money and get their names in the press and faces on CNN, Fox and MSNBC. It's as though these arrogant idiots are all running their own little fiefdoms, answer to no one and can fritter forever while the country goes down the tubes.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 8, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

"THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER" is a new book in which Vincent Bugliosi lays out his meticulously-researched case that Bush (and Cheney, and others) have murdered more than 4,000 American soldiers, and can be tried and convicted, in an American court, as soon as their terms in office are over.

Bugliosi is the famed former prosecutor who won convictions in 105 of 106 felony trials before juries, including 21 out of 21 cases of murder. He is absolutely determined to see that Bush does not get away with murder forever.

The quickest way to familiarize yourself with Bugliosi's case against Bush is to go to the website of The Public Record -- pubrecordDOTorg -- and click on the "Multimedia" heading.

There you will find a three-part video of Mr. Bugliosi's recent presentation to a standing-room-only audience. The video runs for about 50 minutes, total.

Posted by: anamerican | July 8, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I fully support Dennis Kucinich and his dogged pursuit to hold George W. Bush and his administration accountable for the multitude of transgressions committed by this administration. On the other hand, I am appalled by those in Congress who have apposed impeachment hearings. Like any other criminal, George W. Bush is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a court of his peers. If he and his administration are innocent of these charges, it would seem to me they would desire to have their names cleared before Bush vacates office, rather than leave office with the world suspecting the worst.

Posted by: B. Thomas Cooper | July 8, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

IN A NUTSHELL:
1."F**k SADDAM. WE'RE TAKING HIM OUT." G.W. BUSH- (MARCH 2002)
2. BUSH SAYS THAT HE HASN'T DECIDED TO TAKE MILITARY ACTION.( MARCH 6,2003)

Posted by: sig arnesen | July 8, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Gary E. Masters,

Unfortunately the Republicans determined it was best for the country to set the bar for impeachment as low as they did while pursuing Clinton.

Information was cherry picked to make Iraq appear as if they were some kind of threat, but I can't believe that in all honesty you or any other supporter could believe that freakin' Saddam Hussein could pull together the resources to be a real threat. He was a paper tiger, and you apparently bought into it.

One of Bush's campaign promises was based on the concept of personal responsibility. Tell me one thing, just one small thing of the myriad of ills that have beset this country, that Bush has taken responsibility for.

Posted by: washpost18 | July 8, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Bush and Cheney- - or more likely, Cheney and Bush should both be impeached. They are a disgrace to and have disgraced this nation. A heinous act - - taking this country to war - - was certainly preceded by stealing two elections, without much of a murmur. They must be impeached or surely anyone unprincipled enough will know that without too much objection they can follow suit.

Posted by: Jane Green | July 8, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

All rise !

The president of the United States of Liemerica !!

Posted by: jwh | July 8, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what americans do. Other beasts have taken over command. But it is the same quasi christian stolen bloodmoney financing the new leaders of this world, Just follow the money and the banks that move this money around, told to do so by the same bloodmoney people

Posted by: jwh | July 8, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

The aftermath of the Bush(League) administration will probably be much like Nixon's, former administration officials spending some of their retirement time in federal prisons. Remember: John Mitchell died a convicted felon.

Posted by: halsmith | July 8, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich has entered articles of impeachment on separate occasions for both Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. As a symbolic gesture it's fine. As a practical matter it's a waste of time. The Democrats lack the political will and the minority Republicans have the greater political skill and will simply block any such proceedings. Bush, Cheney and most of their administration are evil and should indeed be prosecuted for high crimes and misdemeanors, but that will never happen.

"They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings. Steal a little and they'll throw you in jail- steal a lot and they'll make you king." Thanks for the summation, Bob

Posted by: Tim Mac | July 8, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich will go down in history as leader of the few true patriots in Congress who had the balls to stand up to Cheney and his 27% bullies who seized power over this country illegally. Too bad there aren't more like Kucinich instead of the likes of weak-sister Pelosi and the limp wrist Reid who sold out to Cheney on war, torture and corruption for whatever reason we will probably ever know.

Posted by: Roy | July 8, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Bring it on Dennis Kucinich! Although it may seem to be a futile attempt, at least Ol' Pec-R-Hed Bush's misdeeds and incompetence will be well documented for generations to come. This is the Bush administration's legacy which Rove and the rest of the miscreants in the GOP can't "spin" and revise their way out of.

Posted by: Jackson | July 8, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

How many more people have to die in Iraq before the instigator of those thousands of deaths is punished by the International Criminal Court? Clinton signed that document establishing the ICC and if Obama has an ounce ofdetermination that justice should prevail, he should forward an indictment for both Bush and Cheney in January 2009 to The Hague.

Posted by: Ratnik S. Novardnark | July 9, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

It is too bad that Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are just as guilty as the Bush admin. Impeachment investigation is an inconvenient truth. No wonder the impeachment is "off the table."

Posted by: Drew | July 9, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Bush and Cheney are Traitors to the Constitution. Based of the Clinton Impeachment gravity and the righteousness and indignation of the GOP for lying about oral sex with an intern vs. that of what Bush and Cheney and sodomizing and lying to the American People which has lead to the deaths of over 4100 US Soldiers, countless civilians, a economy in ruins, a stretched out Army fighting a 2 trillion dollar war that we really had no business being in, outing CIA agents, spying on US citizens without warrants, holding prisoners without lawyers, trial or civil decency. Promoting torture and teaching our allies how to better torture... Oh the list goes on, and on, and on. Folks, GOP, just come to grips with it, you were used, abused and thrown to the side by Bush. He screwed up royally and put an end to the "Reagan Revolution". This is your poster boy... Wow, and you call yourselves Patriots...

Posted by: Rcc_2000 | July 9, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

All the presidents in my lifetime have had some misdeeds - some of them get played up like Watergate, RayGun's Ollie North and his Contras, Daddy Bush puked on his Japanese guests, then you finally have good old Bill and Monica. The media used to do a pretty good job of bringing things to light, but since W took office and allowed the first terrorist attack to occur on American soil, anything goes.

Somewhere, in a cave in the mountains of Pakistan, bin Laden is laughing his arse off...

Posted by: A Concerned Citizen | July 9, 2008 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Yes, impeachment is the right thing to happen.
No, it won't.
Why?

Our Republic needs impeachment, not merely for justice, but for "we, the People" to learn what actually happened.

However, just as important is for us to learn the ugly particulars about why "impeachment is off the table."

Posted by: robb rogers | July 9, 2008 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Go Kucinich!

Pelosi and Cheney are Lovers.

If you love Bush walk your talk and head over to Iraq. I promise to miss you briefly.

Posted by: lickbush | July 9, 2008 3:46 AM | Report abuse

who is saying he will go at the end of his term. who knows what will happen when he attacks iran. he should be im peached before him and cheney ect can start ww3.

Posted by: matt warren | July 9, 2008 7:03 AM | Report abuse

i think the way the world views the usa is already in tatters. a once shining beacon to the world has been destroyed in 8 short years. hopefully the gas prices might spur people to revolt against this administration before its too late. the next guys that get in have all promised to carry on with the imperial conquest of the planet in the guise of the "war on terror". the future does not look rosy.

Posted by: matt warren | July 9, 2008 7:10 AM | Report abuse

As a retired military person it is sad to sit back and watch as congress does very little to hold this administration accountable and this includes my local representatives. I do, as a minimum however, believe we as a nation must take some action (even if it's to "censure") and inform the world that we, as citizens of this great country, do not agree with the craziness and spin this administration has sold to us and the world. Go Kucinich--make it happen!

Posted by: Concerned in the Midwest | July 9, 2008 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who still believes that Bush could have been mistaken about WMDs in Iraq is blind. This was planned way before they "took" office. Impeachment is absolutely imperative to prevent future crooks from committing fraud and malfeasance. If Bush and company had a week before the end of their administration it would still be necessary; remember, there's still time for another war that will fill the 'ol coffers for Bush's base.

Posted by: Eileen | July 9, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

THANK YOU DENIS!
No wonder the corporate press took you out of the presidential race even though you had a large support.
Sorry you cannot go against history: it is the milistaristic period, the fall of the empire. We are becoming 3rd world.
Now there is a 1-year waiting for americans to retire in Mexico.
We are the #1 terrorists for the world,
it is the Farce of July, the American peso,
the land of the flake n' the creep.
But MIRACLES HAPPEN, may be Sandy Sheen can beat Pelosi, it'd be a start.

Posted by: gino raffo | July 9, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Only a Dittohead would think the yellowcake was news. The weapons inspectors knew all about it, it was under seal and catalogued. Yellowcake is NOT a WMD.

The weapons inspectors knew there were no WMDs, the IAEA knew there was no nuclear program, many Americans like myself knew it was all lies before the invasion started. There is no way the president of the United States could not have known the truth.

This whole administration has to be put on trial for treason, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Then we need to track down and try his supporters, just as Germany did Hitler's.

Posted by: Thomas Mc | July 9, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Cheap tricks like this by "Dennis the menace" are wht Congress now has a 9% approval rating, lower than Bush's.

Posted by: The reason | July 9, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I just love hearing all you kool-aid drinkers blame President Bush and big oil for just about everything that happens in the world today that doesn't appeal to your liberal viewpoint.
Kucinich has to be the most moronic of all the Reps. with Reed and Pelosi a close second!

Posted by: joe schultz | July 9, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Way to go, Dennis! Conyers has been contacted by thousands in support of Impeachment and prosecution. Just may be a chance if he hears from more - the admitted "powerful" Conyers - just may get off his duff and do something. We did, after all, have that lone voice in the wind that turned the tides on McCarthy. We can do it again but do, we must. The house and senate have made it clear they will not - as the FISA is currently debated in the senate.

Keep trying, folks...wrong is wrong and this administration must be prosecuted.

Posted by: Rochelle | July 9, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I have no idea how stupid they are! The Dems are those who authorized the war against Iraq; they are those who compromised the FISA bill with the Bush administration. I see what he is saying, but too late.

Posted by: Premier | July 9, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

I have no idea how stupid they are! It is the Dems who authorized the war against Iraq; it is the Dems who compromised the FISA bill with Bush. I see his point but too late.

Posted by: Premier | July 9, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

How is it so many of us knew Bush was lying or at least misrepresenting the facts but his own people, his own party and idiots like Mr. Masters still persist in believing the lies that we were told. To this day that photo of the mobile WMD trailer that was showed to the UN looked like my ex-boyfriends house trailer in NH for God's sake. The people who believed any of the lead up to the war were either very gullible or lying about believing and only saying so because St. George said it was so. Congress has a 9% approval rating because the house Republicans will not let anything meaningful reach the floor preferring to filibuster as the Democrats did when the Republicans had the majority, and also because Bush vetoes every damned thing that comes his way that isn't written to meet his specific demands. I never believed and still don't that the GOP cares a damned about the American public they only care about lining their pockets by making big energy including our enemies the Saudis extremely rich. The idiots are giving billions to Pakistan who in turn are harboring the very people who sponsored 911 while the Taliban realizes a renaissance in Afghanistan and our men and women continue to die because there aren't enough troups there to do the job, instead our government sent troops to wage war in a country that while not a democracy was not an immediate threat that required a pre-emptive war. What's worse is that news organizations like FOX, jerks like O'Reilly, Coulter and Limbaugh continue to spew lies and venom in support of an administration that has proven to be the worst in the history of this country just look at the economy, the environment, the response to Katrina, the dead and displaced in Iraq, the people dying in Zimbabwe, our almost worthless currency on the world market, their game is to make themselves rich and that is all they are in it for despite the fact that Bush acts as though to think he was given a divine directive. Not only does Bush deserve to be prosecuted but Cheney and Rice along with him. The Right tried to impeach a man for marital indiscretions while Bush lies and many people die so where is the justice in our country? Bush deserves impeachment more than Nixon did, but back then Murdock and his Media hawks were not yet in power and the people in this country still had some sort of say in our matters.

Posted by: DavidBronx | July 9, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

"Perhaps the President was deceived about the actual weapons in storage in Iraq, but we captured weapons experts and there were dual use facilities and now we know of yellow cake uranium that was in Iraq. All evidence that Iraq was a danger and the President had reason to act."
Posted by: Gary E. Masters

And your evidence for this is? Are you another Perino or McClellan--or just an Ari Fleischer? After a decade of no-fly zones, bombings, blockades and a corrupt oil-for-food program, Iraq's ability to injure the U.S. was about equal to Zimbabwe's. You are full of it.

Posted by: edwcorey | July 9, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse


Impeachment was designed into the workings of our government to protect the constitution. Our elected representatives, have taken an oath of office is to uphold and protect the constitution. Impeachment is the tool that was provided to use when it is clear that the laws of this country are broken and reasonable attempts to correct the situation have failed. Many constitutional scholars have seen more than enough reason to investigate this administration for its utter disregard of this nation's laws.


Blindly following and backing a government that has lied and deceived it's people and allies, is not being a 'patriot'. Questioning and demanding truth and an adherence to this countries laws, and demanding that it 'honor' its treaties with the rest of this world is!!

Posted by: Robert Egan | July 9, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

GO DENNIS!

Someone has to make a decision to censor GOD BUSH.

As of today THERE IS NOTHING that can be said or legally done against A WAR PRESIDENT.

He can continue to make CORRUPT decisions.

Do you trust him with the situation in IRAN as of this minute. (Iran just tested some of there missiles.)

Do you trust him with the situation developing with Russia about the missile defense system in Europe. (Russia is willing to go to war... because they do not agree.)

In the next six months IF these situations develop in major issues... WILL GOD BUSH go the extra mile and DECLARE ANOTHER WAR.

You be the Judge... you voted him into office the last two terms. Me I jumped ship and voted democrat because I did not trust a DRAFT dodging politician.

IMPEACH BUSH NOW.

Posted by: Miller51550 | July 9, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

"Why do the Dem leaders protecting Bush? What does he have on them?"
Posted by: rcc_2000

Because they gave him the power to invade. They played pansy to his thuggery and aided and abetted his tyranny. The whole government should be impeached. People pay exorbitant taxes for what--to give away to terrorist proxies who turned around and attack us. To Halliburton, which poisons our air and water, extracts our resources, provides bad service to the military. To Blackwater, which is a private army and, like other military weapons, needed to be tested out, so was injected into Iraq. To Israel. To the military-industrial complex, which requires wars, which people like Bush are happy to provide them with because he and his relatives and friends are heavily invested in them. Meanwhile, taxpayers are hurting. The government, supposedly of, by, and for the people, doesn't give a hoot about people. Throw all these bums out. Except Kucinich and anyone else who supports an intense investigation of all aspects of this imperial government.

Posted by: edwcorey | July 9, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Impeachment brings more than just a removal from office. Many executive powers are also erased in the process.

I fully support Mr. Kucinich and hope our Democratic leadership will do the same.

Posted by: Susan | July 9, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Why don't you people take all this rage and pent-up energy and do something useful? I am trying to be open-minded here, and give your position an opportunity to sway my opinion. Instead, all I can see is a bunch of miserable, poorly-informed cry-babies. I mean, are you actually going to advocate the lynching of "religious idiots" while simultaneously attempting to claim the moral high ground about lying? I can't believe I'm even trying to have a conversation with people with this kind of mindset. Grow up.

Posted by: mockbadoc | July 9, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Bush is the weakest example of trustworthy humanity to ever inhabit the White House, to include Dick Nixon. The only thing worse than Bush being in the White House is the puppeteer pulling his strings, Cheney. I doubt that either of them has a non-corrupted political bone in their being.

As for yellow cake uranium in Iraq, another lie that was proven by Ambassador Wilson, and for doing his job, Cheney and Co. outed the status of his wife as a CIA operative, subjecting her to being killed. And they did it without batting an eye. The Congress took no action in the first Bush term because Republicans controlled the Congress. In the second term, Democrats did not have the majority needed to get it done, so it will go undone. But history will always remember, as Lincoln said in the Gettysburg address, not what we say but what has been done. And what has been done is to lose over 4,100 people in an unjust war, and to emburden our future generations with debt that will haunt them for the next 100 years, about as long as McCain wants to stay in Iraq.

Posted by: rjeske | July 9, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Bush is the weakest example of trustworthy humanity to ever inhabit the White House, to include Dick Nixon. The only thing worse than Bush being in the White House is the puppeteer pulling his strings, Cheney. I doubt that either of them has a non-corrupted political bone in their being.

As for yellow cake uranium in Iraq, another lie that was proven by Ambassador Wilson, and for doing his job, Cheney and Co. outed the status of his wife as a CIA operative, subjecting her to being killed. And they did it without batting an eye. The Congress took no action in the first Bush term because Republicans controlled the Congress. In the second term, Democrats did not have the majority needed to get it done, so it will go undone. But history will always remember, as Lincoln said in the Gettysburg address, not what we say but what has been done. And what has been done is to lose over 4,100 people in an unjust war, and to emburden our future generations with debt that will haunt them for the next 100 years, about as long as McCain wants to stay in Iraq.

Posted by: rjeske | July 9, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

What a bunch of Bush hating tards....

Just the mere fact that you would suffer the alien imp Kucinich a seat in congress is beyond the pale.

I can't believe that of all places... Ohio is to blame for electing this extraterrestrial do nothing nut job.

Are there no real sword carrying patriots left in the Democratic party? No democrats with real answers that matter to the security and sovereignty of our country? Just stuck bawling in their stinking "I hate Bush" diapers?

Your hatred is misplaced and should be focused on the worst, the most self serving and useless congress to ever to defile the constitution?

Stupid, basement dwelling, entitlement sucking liberal leeches you have destroyed the Democratic party....Pull your dresses down your panties are showing

Posted by: Michael | July 9, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

It disappoints me that the Democrats don't have the stones to impeach Bush and Chaney. They have committed more felonies that there are oranges in Florida. By not having the courage to bring impeachment charges, it only gives furture corrupt presidents the feeling they are beyond the law.

Posted by: Alan, Miami | July 9, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Dennis Kucinnich is a true patriot.
He is risking his re-election by pursuing what he believes in even though some people will call him a fool.
If everyone in congress had the guts and integrity of Dennis Kucinnich the world would be a far better place!

Posted by: Susan J. Hass | July 9, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

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Dennis Kucinnich is a Hero.


The Democratic Representative from Ohio has the courage to demand that the U.S. Congress perform its Constitutional duties....hold President George W. Bush, and Vice President Richard Cheney accountable for their "High Crimes".

Additionally, he and like minded Members of the House, can derail this Administration's plans to attack Iran.

IMPEACH both Bush and Cheney........TODAY !!!

.

Posted by: JAMadison4 | July 9, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I'd prefer a resolution in Congress that Kucinich's wife gets to be First Lady regardless of who wins.

Posted by: HavingFunNow | July 9, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

LOL what is she doing with that little gargoyle anyways? hmmm

Posted by: Straightline | July 9, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Awesome Dennis! Will this lower the cost of gas? Way to do your job. I say impeach all Republicans and all Democrats and start all over!

Posted by: Ezra Meredith | July 9, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I would challenge anyone who thinks Kucinich is offbase to watch John Nichols' presentation THE GENIUS OF IMPEACHMENT and come up with a convincing refutation of his argument. In fact, I have $20 for the first person to convince me that Nichols is in any factual error. (I'll have an open mind, but it's my judgment and it'll be final.) Write me at smendler@yahoo.com.

Posted by: Skip Mendler | July 9, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

yes! Impeach everyone! Including Kucinich.

Posted by: Impeach | July 9, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I applaud Kucinich's efforts 100%. For those who say that anyone who criticizes Bush or his administration as just being complainers or haters, and specifically those who say we should "grow up", I believe you're missing the point. How can anyone ignore the deplorable way that this administration has run this country for the last 8 years? We're being run into the ground by a frat boy who has declared himself ruler and he's being backed up by the bully in class so he can tag along and make some cash. This administration has turned this country into a mere shadow of its former self. We have become closer to the Soviet Union under Stalin. The big guy in charge makes all the decisions regardless of consequences for the people. We aren't allowed to criticize or question the government without repercussions. If you disagree or question you're branded unpatriotic and you're career is trashed. Any person in this country can be spied upon illegally. A person can be jailed and tortured for years without legal recourse with no hope of possibly defending yourself in a court of law. Is Gitmo the new gulag? No one in this administration is ever to be questioned on anything they've ever done. It all falls under "executive privledge". Well this president has given himself far too many privledges and his abused our system unrepentently while the people suffer. When questioned, he just shrugs it off and basically says "So what, I'm the president. I can do whatever I want." Recently when interviewed about the Iraq war, Cheney was questioned about the 4100 dead and the man had the audacity to say "So." He looked right at the reporter and said "So." This sums up how the administration feels about the people. We're disposable to their end goals of grab as much as you can. Cheney actually said that Bush bears the biggest burden for this war. He should, but he doesn't. I think that he should be made to perform grave detail for every single American lost to his war.

Impeachment is an absolute must!! He and his cronies are criminals! Not a type of criminal or kind of like criminals, they are criminals who've broken nearly every sacred trust we put in them.

Kucinich should continue with this fight. Petitions should be started. Justice should be done. The congress is too afraid of what will happen in the next election. They've seen lies, mistrust and fear sway the movements in this country and nothing is a guarantee anymore, not even the truth. Maybe if we show them that a vast majority of the American people are in support of this action they will do what's right. If an ordinary person had committed so many blatant crimes against this country, they'd be in prison for life...or dead. Being president doesn't erase your crimes, it makes them worse.

Posted by: kbogart | July 9, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

This should be awesome! The impeachment trial should be wrapping up around late January 2009 - just in time!

IMPEACH EVERYONE!!!!!

Posted by: 100% | July 9, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

The knuckledragging neanderthals that don't think bush should be impeached are the same idiots that elected him in the first place. They are also the same ones that wouldn't join the military and probably went to Canada when the Viet Nam war was escalated. Bush has broken the law and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. Our soldiers have done their duty, but he has violated their trust and sent them to war needlessly. What's worse is that he isn't sorry and the only reason is so that his buddies could line their pockets. Those that don't think he should be impeached, take your carcass to Iraq and replace some of those that shouldn't be there. The Pres is a criminal and should be punished.

Posted by: Disabled Veteran | July 9, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Gary Masters ..... great idea !!!

Let's hang Bush, bury him, dig him up and do it again.

Just to be sure !!!

How about a triple header and add Cheney and Rove to the celebration ?

Posted by: Mike Whitmire | July 9, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment is just to begin investigations. Already, the bush white house is ignoring subpeonas. Illegal. Rove has ignored a subpeona.

They are men. They are not above the law.

Beginning impeachment hearings and finding out the truth is okay. We owe it to our country and our constitution.

If they are not hiding anything (that they haven't already erased or shredded) then they have nothing to fear.

Posted by: bushmademeademocrat | July 9, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

YES! Impeach the President, and impeach congress - impeach everyone, except Kucinich - he's too much fun!

Posted by: Impeach! | July 9, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

God, Bush is such an idiot.

Posted by: Mr. Livers | July 9, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I didn't think that is was possible, but it is true - Kucinich, by his rediculous request for articles of impeachment against one of the finest Presidents this country has ever had, proved that he is, in fact, dumber than he looks. And believe me,that is guite an accomplishment.

After reading many of the rantings regarding this absurb action (I refuse to call them comments because so many of them sound like knashing of teeth and wailings of lunatics from an asylum), I am appalled by the number of simple minded, ignorant, out of contact with reality, wild-eyed liberals that infest this country.

It would be a waste of time to refute the rediculous allegations charged by Kucinich
and his nutty band of followers because it has been my experience that most wild-eyed liberals do not want to have their distorted view of reality hampered by the facts. So I won't waste the time.

God save us from Kucinich and the wacko left!

Posted by: sam t | July 9, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

In light of the 35 articles of impeachment that have been repeatedly ignored by the House, Congress and Judiciary Committee, I can only laugh at the irony of the McCain-Obama patriotism debate.

What I don't find laughable, however, is how our ELECTED HOUSE AND CONGRESS OFFICIALS can look themselves in the mirror with the full knowledge of the egregious power abuses from our current administration.

What is even more disturbing is that it seems voters are more concerned about seeing Obama's family on Access Hollywood than the direction of our country.

We are currently facing a visible threat from Iran's nuclear display. Not to blame the current administration entirely for the situation Iran, but Bush has been aware of US EXPORTS TO IRAN in chemicals and technology since he has been in office. Yet, he found it more prudent to launch the Iraq war in search of WMDs.

I say kudos to Kucinich for being persisitent and having a conscience while be a politician. Regrettably though, I doubt if anyone else in Washington has the cajones to put the impeachment ball in play.

We can only hope, right?

Posted by: IllinoisVoter | July 9, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't hate GWB. I pity him.

Why do Pelosi and Hoyer resist and disparage impeachment? I wonder whether it might be their tacit acknowledgment of the strength of its grounds and their own aspirations to and prospects for tyranny.

It is time for the Democrats in the House to depose and replace them, and if they do not for the voters to throw out every incumbent regardless of party, seniority, experience, or competence otherwise in November.

The matter is that essential to the Republic, its government, and Americans' integrity, identity, and survival as a nation -- and to the world.

The incumbents I would except would be the one or two, such as the successor to Hastert, who came into vacated seats after the elections of Pelosi and Hoyer.

GWB's going after the tyrant Saddam Hussein was occupational jealousy.

Americans say, as did an earlier President of a dictator's incursion to appropriate an adjoining smaller country, "This shall not stand."

Regardless of however little time Bush may have left in office (and frankly I don't have a lot of confidence, short of impeachment and removal, in this administration's hold on reality for it not to try something goofy January 20), history will sustain forever the articles of impeachment beyond reasonable doubt under presumption of innocence, and will regard a Congress that does not attend to them as accomplices.

The items Kucinich has voiced are sufficiently solid and well-based that, whatever Congress does and whether there is any conventional success in their prosecution, the world will honour him forever for his faithfulness to his country's best values.

Cheney and Bush's only prospects for acquittal are impeachment and the Senate's refusal and failure to convict.


Posted by: Hneftafl | July 9, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

It has been extremely frustrating that our Congress has neglected to exact the needed punishment to the Bush administration for its blatant misuse of the White House. Items continue to come to the surface about the lies, secrets, & manipulations that this governing body used to get its way. In today's paper there is an editorial which details the officers of our nation lying, to enable the war in Iraq, & its blatant approval of giving Bush's friends, the Hunts, exclusive rights to the Kurd oilfields, an illegal right. Bush, Cheney, et al, surely benefited from this largesse. Why must we wait until Jan./09 to be done with these lying thieves? Impeach them, now! Punish them! Get rid of them before they do more damage, like the plans Bush is making for us to stay in Iraq! Congress, including those GOP diehards who are still aiding & abetting this administration, think of the people of the nation, not your cronies, vote for impeachment!.

Posted by: afed27 | July 9, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Well since the Congress is populated with spineless cowards, lead by Pelosi and Reid, they will do nothing. Forget about it Dennis! While I would like to see both Bush and Cheney impeached it ain't gonna happen with the likes of Pelosi and Reid in there.

Posted by: RedRat | July 9, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Read the original 35 articles of impeachment and you will be aghast...these are criminals with no shame and no fear of punishment. It appears the wiretapping - which actually started in February 2001- was certainly aimed at members of Congressional "opposition" - they are dirty, too - and are blackmailed into silence. Pelosi knows that any Impeachment hearings will reveal her to be an accessory to war crimes (she was advised of the illegal wiretapping), so she will never allow it. As Perot warned us: time to clean out the barn. Any member of Congress who does not resign in disgust is an accessory to the war crimes being committed every day by this country - in our name, with our tax dollars.

Posted by: Angelina MalDeTesta | July 9, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

It is time that Conyers and Pelosi are both removed from Congress on the charge of obstruction of justice, and since they have silently condoned the numerous crimes against humanity committed by GW Bush, Condi Rice, Dick Cheney, at al, both should also be sent along with the Bush cartel to the Hague for judgment for crimes against humanity and executed. That was what Nuremburg trials were about, and it is time that they are revisited and Conyers and Pelosi to be dealt with severely as is the demand for Bush to meet his end for starting an unjust, wrongful war and sanctioning the killing of innocent civilians.

Posted by: Dr Arthur Frederick Ide | July 9, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I am glad that Dennis Kucinich is bringing forth this article to Impeach. The Administration needs to be held accountable for their lies. If we don't hold him accountable, future executive branches will be able to get away with the same or even worse offences.

Posted by: Daniel Cook | July 9, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't think they should be impeached...They should be put in prison for their crimes! Just like anyone else that breaks the law...

~P~

Posted by: Peggy Teichmiller | July 9, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame Gary E. Masters had to waste the first comment position by idly standing by and stroking Bush's nuts, Gary is prime candidate for the 'sheeple' Bush knowingly lied to (935 lies, google it) KNOWING they'd roll over and give away more of their rights so they could protect their big screen plasma TV and season football tix. You make me ashamed to be an American, Gary.

Posted by: Phil E. Drifter | July 9, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

George Bush and Dick Cheney are TYRANTS of the highest degree and humans of the lowest degree. Tyrants never leave office when they're supposed to.
GOD BLESS DENNIS KUCINICH.

Justice not revenge.

Posted by: Daniel Cioper | July 9, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

OBL must be having an multiple orgasm every single day in his grave or in his cave anywhere.
Bush went after the wrong man wrong nation for a wrong objective.
4000 US soldier lost their lives and over 30000 crippled for life.
a trillion dollar wasted on a man called Saddam. and lets not talk about the destruction of Iraq.
Who benefited from it are the men who runs USA all board of directors to company reconstructing Iraq.
While ordinary americans are paying for this war with their tax and blood the ruling class is making heaps of cash from Carlyle Haliburton Exxon and the oil reached $140 a barel. of course VP dick wants another war it is a personal gain to him if Iran is attacked oil will go sky is the limit. It doesn't matter how much time is left for Bush in the White House....his crimes must be punished even if he has one day left in the office

Gary Masters mast be a kid or he is in a mental institution.
Crimes must be punished without excuses.
This principle is as old as earth is.
Gary Masters need a battery operated brain.

Posted by: Phonk | July 9, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse


Congress is oblivious to the rivers of blood and mountain of cash caused by this war based on lies. Clinton was on the brink of impeachment for a stain.
Think G Masters
Or get a good battery

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

G Masters you could find a good battery in ebay and perhaps you even get paid for using it.

Posted by: Phonk | July 9, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Dennis is right on and even though Bush only has 6 more months...he should be impeached. Dennis is standing up for what is right and true...this is a true leader.

Posted by: Kristal | July 9, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

God, Bush is such an idiot.

Posted by: Mr. Livers | July 9, 2008 1:20 PM

He does act like one but he is a share holder to many major oil company
oil was at $25 before the Iraq invasion
just after the invasion the price oil has gone up at an average of $2 a month
the two oil exchange in New York and London have traded 8.5 barels a day
imagine how this idiot and his family and friends have made yet the greedy Chanye wants more money and more blood. Iran is next.

Posted by: Phonk | July 9, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Why is Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid stopping the impeachment of Geo W BUSH?
Republicans and Democrats want BUSH and Cheney impeached, so why are these two misfits permitted to have a say in Bush's impeachment? Unfortunately the Demos did exactly as the Republs did as soon as they took control of Congress. What a joke? Is Nancy and Dick on Comedy Central? Fools like them are destined to greed, insanity and power. The blind will follow the blind, and both will fall into the water.

Posted by: Chip | July 9, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I think the difference in attitude, regarding Clinton's impeachment and the attempt to impeach Bush, lies where the bar was set. Clinton set a really high bar for himself with the things he accomplished during his time as our president. I think we've hated Bush so much over the last few years that we're a little tired. Some of us just want to let it go. I don't. But some do.

I think a lot of people hope that our next president will clean up a lot of the mess he's made by bringing our troops home.

What a waste this war has been. It's kind of hard to take in all that is tragic about it.

Posted by: emilysudholt | July 9, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Bush & Cheney have the blood of hundreds of thousands of people on their hands. Well over 4000 americans included. This wasn't a mistake based on bad info. It happened because a few in the administration couldn't get the idea of attacking Iraq out of their neocon skulls.

Posted by: Jkat | July 9, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Well the reason behind BUSH..
www.Spirituallysmart.com
www.liberllikechirst.org
www.LaRouchepac.org
www.HAARP.com Angel dont play this Haarp. Digital+ Analog+???WhY?
Yes our laeder is 666...The proof 1400 guest to his Birthday party in Washington given by Bush!The Queen having Dinner at the WHite House? Check it out.
Also bush calla himself THE WAR PRESIDENT==
yes daddy Bush did "WAR" and grnapa Prescott Bush...together with IBM, Ford etc. financed HITLER......REMenber germany lost ...

Posted by: sigup | July 9, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

This is a heroic and patriotic effort by Congressman K, and I admire him greatly for not cowering in a corner like the rest of the Demcorats in Congress!

For posterity, Bush/Cheney MUST BE IMPEACHED, be stripped of their retirement and benefits, for the desecrations they committed upon hmanity and our cherished Constitution/Bill of Rights! History must chronicle their disgrace, so that those who follow be forewarned NOT to imitate their treachery!

To do less would scandalize our Founding Fathers!

Posted by: JanisL | July 9, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!
GEORGE W. BUSH IS SUCH AN IDIOT!!!

Posted by: John Q. Public | July 9, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Dennis for following the courage of your conviction. Pelosi should be ashamed and booted out of office..

Posted by: Coleman R. Brice | July 9, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I know, Bush is such an idiot!

Posted by: Jane | July 9, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm tired of Bush being such an idiot!

Posted by: Bernie J. | July 9, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

How did Bush be so idiot? hes so dumb idiot.

Posted by: Chatlo | July 9, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

The bush administration RAPED THIS NATION, 95% OF THE NATION DIDN'T CARE.

WHAT DO THIS SAY ABOUT OUR FUTURE.

Posted by: PAUL REVERE | July 9, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Those of you that say that Kucinich is "Responsible for the Democrats 9% approval rating" are empty headed fools. Kucinich acts out of the courage of his convictions, which the most of the rest of our Congressional leaders lack or we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. We elected Dems to END THE WAR- it hasn't happened, and the undercurrents are getting stronger and stronger- like many , I am plain and simple, PISSED THE HELL OFF. Kucinich is acting in as a representative of his constituents, who are, in large majority, as pissed off as I am.

Posted by: kate | July 9, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

why bush do so much idiot?

Posted by: Gavin. | July 9, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Dennis! If this works out, we'll be swearing in a new president in January 2009!

Posted by: Ol' Josh Em | July 9, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Frank...I'll bet Obama can spell "dEspisers" correctly. So, not only are you in deep denial about Bush's lies, you're also illiterate!

If I'm not happy with what Obama does as President, I will be encouraging Kucinich to run again and, this time, I WILL VOTE for him!

Posted by: Independent & Intelligent | July 9, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

GEORGE BUSH HAS LITERALLY RAPED 99% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION! HES SO DUMB IDIOT!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

George Bush says "peace = sh*t"

I say "George Bush = Piece of sh*t"

I wrong?

Posted by: Ratsammy | July 9, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

George W. Bush will continue to rape us all, long after Obama is sworn into office. There is no hope.

Posted by: Ty Watson | July 9, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

The only decent and morally acceptable candidate in the USA is Dennis Kucinich.
USA will be such a wonderful country with him as a president
An opinion from citizen from a small country

Posted by: justicenoapart | July 9, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

After hearing about a few facts about good old boy Bush. I have changed my mind. Yes it is time to bring him to justice. I have heard of a few things that he did without the congress approval. That runs along the line of treason and not by the way of the constitution. That is acting along the lines of dictator. I got my eyes wide open after the second term started. He pulled the wool over alot of eyes. I find that down right disgusting and deviant.

Posted by: Tweety | July 9, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

One major duty of Congress is to balance between the courts and executive. If Congress does not do it's duty -- then the American People need a new Congress. The next one should only include Dennis -- none of the others are worthy of their offices. President Bush is sooooo very guilty of so many crimes. He should be in jail.

Posted by: Ray Cates | July 9, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Impeach/Prosecute. Follow-up with RICO charges, and then prosecute on embezzlement. Bush/Cheney have ruthlessly squandered the nation's economy, and redistributed it's riches.

Posted by: Sherri | July 9, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

It is good to see a lot more of the populace waking up, however, I fear for ALL of us, for example, there is a theory afoot, that Bush COULD declare "marshal law" and cancel the election! Hell, they were complicite in bringing down the WTC, lied about so many things about Iraq, Iran, Afganistan, the list goes on, and on, I applaud DK, however, there IS one other constitutionalist in congress that is not afraid to say it like it is, and has never voted for anything not in line with the Constitution, and the will of the people. He also was extremely marginalized in the media and I can only assume it was from the fear of them both, I give you Ron Paul. Call me silly, but the online polls I saw said HE was the winner of most of the Republican debates.

Again, all they need is a national disaster of "some kind" to declare martial law and REALLY become the dictator he has been grooming for. He must be stopped NOW, along with any other neocon!!!!

Posted by: Ronald Holley | July 9, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

To those who think six months is too little time for Bush to do any serious damage: Read the Seymour Hersh's recent article in the New Yorker. The president secretly requested money from Congress for a massive escalation of covert operations in Iran. He's not sitting on his ass. This is the Project for a New American Century in action.
It's not over. Congressman Kucinich needs our support.

Posted by: Relyt Millawis | July 9, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

CORRECT Tyler!

Posted by: Ronald Holley | July 9, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats do not want to impeach Bush because he is much valuable as a sitting president to run against in this election cycle. Besides, most of our "representatives" care more about their party than this country and have willingly run it into depths it may never be able to recover. In the primaries, only two major candidates stood up for America before party or foreign influence: Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul.

Posted by: DF Robichaux | July 9, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

One notes that those who attack Kuchinich while defending Bush do so with baseless rhetoric, while Kuchinich and his supporters come prepared with evidence.

The last time was when DK filed articles of impeachment against Chaney, listing the times and dates that he received information proving there were no WMD, and the subsequent times and dates when he blatantly lied and spoke contrary to that information - both to Congress and the people of the US of A.

It's also telling how many prior service, (myself included) want Bush & Chaney made to account for themselves. Are those tossing out disparaging remarks against DK also suggesting that we should be wearing tinfoil hats?

The real reason this Congress won't act against them is that they, too, are culpable. They had the ability to stop this long before (by not funding it, by impeachment, by other means) but chose not to do so.

I will be content when he joins Hussein at the end of a rope for his treason.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 9, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

BUSH AND CHENEY ARE WORKING FOR THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND THE VATICAN. THEY'RE MISSION WAS TO DESTROY THE U.S. AND THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB. THEY SOLD US OUT TO ENGLAND. WE ARE NO LONGER A REPUBLIC. ZIONIST ILLUMINATI OCCULTISTS ARE RAMPANT IN THE UNITED STATES. OPEN YOUR EYES.

Posted by: ANGEL | July 10, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

GOD SAVE US!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 10, 2008 2:11 AM | Report abuse

God bless America as long as ppl like Mr. Masters are there! No wonder that The Super Power is acting the way it does as the politicians can feed any garbage to the ignorant and clueless Americans! And the problem is that they are the majority!

God Bless America!!!

Posted by: Watching in wonder...and disgust | July 10, 2008 4:15 AM | Report abuse

Cromwell was, as my European history teacher called him, a black hearted monster. That aside, what does the desecration of a terrible man's corpse have to do with punishing unlawful acts?

Posted by: Dave | July 10, 2008 8:14 AM | Report abuse

I find it amazing, no frustrating, to see how people continue to defend the take-over of our nation by the Bush/Cheney cabal. They have shredded our Constitution, stripped our Bill of Rights, dissolved the checks and balances provided by the three Branches of Government, making the Executive Branch the only one having any power, put corporations above the citizenry, destroyed our economy to where the government is on the brink of bankruptcy and the dollar continues its downward spiral as related to other currencies in the world, seen our educational system turn out as many graduates as drop outs, and much more destruction brought on by these people. To simply pass it off as mistakes, or incompetence is having one's head up a dark place as the destruction brought upon our nation is too vast and well calculated to be incompetence. It had to be planned.

With that being fact how can one regard Kucinich being a nutcase? Unless, of course, wanting to defend the Constitution and our nation from being taken over is crazy.

In fact, those not holding hearings of impeachment might be considered obstructing justice, or worse, accomplices in the take-over, thus traitors.

Posted by: Denek | July 10, 2008 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I find it amazing, no frustrating, to see how people continue to defend the take-over of our nation by the Bush/Cheney cabal. They have shredded our Constitution, stripped our Bill of Rights, dissolved the checks and balances provided by the three Branches of Government, making the Executive Branch the only one having any power, put corporations above the citizenry, destroyed our economy to where the government is on the brink of bankruptcy and the dollar continues its downward spiral as related to other currencies in the world, seen our educational system turn out as many graduates as drop outs, and much more destruction brought on by these people. To simply pass it off as mistakes, or incompetence is having one's head up a dark place as the destruction brought upon our nation is too vast and well calculated to be incompetence. It had to be planned.

With that being fact how can one regard Kucinich being a nutcase? Unless, of course, wanting to defend the Constitution and our nation from being taken over is crazy.

In fact, those not holding hearings of impeachment might be considered obstructing justice, or worse, accomplices in the take-over, thus traitors.

Posted by: Denek | July 10, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Dennis where do i sign the petition!
DENNIS FOR PRES!CLEVELAND LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE FIRST-Responders help us Dennis please you are our only hope!!!!help us you are our last hope for life DENNIS!

Posted by: vladikanyc@gmail.com | July 10, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Here's one for you, 'Let he who wages war, PAY for the war out of personal coffers'.

Posted by: Ronald Holley | July 10, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Come on Democratic leaders, do what is morally right: Impeach this war-waging president.

Thanks Dennis!

Posted by: RLJ-Indiana | July 10, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I am happy that someone has the guts to hold the President and Vice President responsible for their actions, even if it is at the eleventh hour. To all those who were caught up in the media frenzy over Clinton's impeachment-at least the United States was prosperous, I could afford gas and groceries. It's time to wake up. The world is now much more unstable and it's not a coincidence. Finally someone who is trying to do something. The sad thing is that most people are so willfully ignorant that they don't even know what is going on or what is in the Constitution. They just care about wedge issues that prey on their ignorance. I am truly disgusted. To anyone interested in trying to do something to support impeachment Google "impeach Bush/Cheney" and sign the petitions!

Posted by: AmericanIntegrity | July 10, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

I'm disgusted to see everyone on these posts supporting the Bush presidency. Bush is an IDIOT! HE HAS LITERALLY RAPED EVERYONE INCLUDING HIS OWN MOTHER. IMPEACH!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 10, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Does Bush really rape people?

Posted by: John | July 10, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Bush does rape people. He shoves his dick right through their skulls.

Posted by: Jackie | July 10, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Bush has raped everyone including is own daughters. Now they're messed up and dumb just like him. Idiot - impeach!

Posted by: Billy | July 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

How does Bush shove his dick through people's skulls while raping them?

Posted by: Allan | July 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Oh, it's easy - he just pulls out a knife and pops an eye out and inserts his dick where the eyeball used to be. I've seen him do this. What an idiot he is!

Posted by: Ratsammy | July 10, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Bush is famous for being an idiot AND for raping people.

Posted by: Big Bill | July 10, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Note to Nancey Pelosi:

Don't you know that Congress' lowest approval ratings ever are because you took impeachment off the table? All Republicans disapprove just because Dems have the the majority, but most Dems also disapprove, and that's your fault!

Posted by: Chuck | July 10, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey, watch your mouth Chuck....Pelosi never raped anyone - Bush has raped everyone. Your anger should be aimed at Bush, not Pelosi. Pelosi is a woman and it's harder for women to rape people. For a man such as Bush all he has to do is get is pull his dick out, get his dick hard and start skull raping people - which he as done to almost every living person. I am disgusted with all the raping, I don't know about the rest of society! Blame Bush, he's an idiot!

Posted by: public | July 10, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that only Dennis Kucinich has the courage to do what is right and what is needed at this late and grave hour of our nation's ongoing Constitutional crisis.

The media is complicit in America's silence. Our Constitution is imperiled. ACT.

Posted by: Angry Dem | July 10, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Frank-boy,

Right, simply call people who are against George Bush Jr. and Richard Cheney's traitorous actions 'haters' and never talk about the issue that Kucinich raises.

George Bush Jr. and Richard Cheney lied the U.S. into attacking Iraq and over 4000 soldiers are dead. They are dead because of these two liars. And you? You LOVE these war profiteers?

Posted by: Maxx | July 10, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

If it isn't acted on today - it's forgotten by tomorrow. The crimes and criminals of this administration rolled across the television screen on the news every night, each new affront pushed aside by a new one the next day or the following week. Didn't everyone hear the President say something to the effect that he had no idea where Bin Laden was at AND he just didn't spend much time thinking about where he is or where he may be. George Bush was recorded saying that when wire taps are mentioned - warrants are required. Then, when he ignored a law he knew to be in place, he responded that it was an old law for a different era and different circumstances. You know there is a law and you intentionally break it and offer in yours defense that it was an old law anyway???? And it works????

I hoped for Dennis Kucinich, then almost as fervently for John Edwards and lastly felt good about Mr. Obama but his stance on separation of church and state, his FISA vote and other items leave me seriously depressed.

Apathy is here!

G. Grange

Posted by: Anonymous | July 10, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Don't impeach the man unless you really want to attack Iran before the inauguration in January, because there's a mad-man just waiting to take the oath of office and pull that trigger! Better to to maintain the status quo unless you impeach both culprits simultaneously.

Posted by: Dennis | July 10, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

GEORGE BUSH HAS RAPE CAMPS HE'S SETTING UP AROUND THE WORLD - WE MUST IMPEACH NOW BEFORE HE RAPES EVERYONE WITH HIS SMALL BUT DEADLY PENIS.

Posted by: scared of the future! | July 10, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Representative Kucinich, on behalf of the internet community, I would like to apologize to you for not offerring this advice sooner. When ABC (was it?) mistreated you in the July?2007 Presidential debate, removed you from the picture of the candidates, deleted or deemed inappropriate most of the posts endorsing you for President, and removed the two online polls showing you first slightly in first place and secondly greatly in first place, I would have suggested holding a recorded debate to be placed online. We would have rented a small forum space, and we would have invited all candidates. I can guarantee some of the other candidates would have shown up. Many forums would have gladly posted this debate including YouTube. I, however, did not find out until May 2008. Your positions would have swept the election by a landslide.

Posted by: ErikNovackNALC | July 10, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Both Bush and Cheney weasled out of serving in the armed forces and they have the chutzpah to have the flag pin in their lapels.These two should be impeached for their crimes and lies.futher, this lazy and BS Congress should get after all those criminals who ripped off the public's money which was allocated for the war. By the way, what ever happened with the missing 9 billion dollars that disappeared in Iraq ?

Posted by: William Newman | July 10, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans who continue to say 'don't look back and play the blame game, just look forward to a better tomorrow', remind me of the following analogy:
'The convicted man stands in front of the judge about to be sentenced for the murder of several of his fellow men and says, Judge, don't look back, don't play the blame game and forget about the sentence. I promise not to kill so many in the future.'

Impeach these incompetent bums rather than send them out to pasture with millions of taxpayer dollars.

Posted by: Kacee | July 10, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Bush must be impeached, and Cheney too. They have done enough damage to our country already.

Get them out of office and then prosecute them for murder.

Posted by: heavyrunner | July 10, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

It is not only about people getting what they deserve, but as dennis kucinich has pointed out, there needs to be a legal precedent set so that future presidents will not look back and see that this administration's behavior was permissable and unquestioned.

Posted by: andy koechling | July 11, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

I don't think he can prove that President Bush intentially lied. I will still vote Democrat (Gobama), but I think this will build more support for the Repubulicans and is a waste of time.

Posted by: I'm a lifelong Democrat, but I don't Dennis has any proof at all. | July 11, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

It's way past time to impeach...let's do it already!

Posted by: William | July 11, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

If Dennis waste my money on this, I will vote against his entire party. Move on to more important issues. This seems like an attempt to distract us from exploring for more oil.

Posted by: Indy Mind | July 11, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I fully support the impeachment of Dennis for misleading the country in an effort to pull a political stunt.

Posted by: Mpeach Dennis | July 11, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I tend to vote independent and I was leaning toward Obama, but if this continues, I will vote straight Republican.

Posted by: Peace together | July 11, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

GEORGE BUSH IS THE ONLY EVIL WE MUST FEAR. EVERTHING ELSE IS LIES TRYING TO DISTRACT YOU. DENNIS WAS ANNOINTED BY GOD TO DEFEAT THE DEVIL THAT IS PRESIDENT BUSH. ANYONE THAT SAYS OTHERWISE IS LYING.

Posted by: George Bush is the only evil | July 11, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

For years many Cleveland area voters have tried impeaching this man for his lies, espcially the one that he ran for office promising to represent the people then spent part of last term and again this term running for President. The shame and disgrace this man has brought to this region is irreparable. Jan Leno had a lot of fodder in his monolagues to redicule him and our area for a lifetime. Hopefully he will get voted out, if not lets have impeachment processes against him. He has wasted too much time, patience and money!He has lied and deceived many people. I think he over married...

Posted by: drpat323 | July 13, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Previous Comment:

Kucinich = Big Hat, No cattle.

This clown ought to impeach himself,
seeing how he is a major reason the 110th democratic congresses as of today has a 9% approval rating.

Try working on something worthwhile like fuel prices, the Bush presidency, is over or haven't you noticed.

Why waste time on something that will never come to fruition ?

Posted by: | July 8, 2008 8:00 PM

My Comment:

Really? Why waste time on something this? Is that REALLY your question? Its this type of apathy and general disbelief in our constitutional rights and system of checks and balances that has doomed Americans to being nothing but cogs in the system, complacent and demoralized. Why should be act upon our civil duties and obligations to demand justice and government accountability?

Try telling that to those who fought for civil rights that seemed impossible to achieve at one time...i.e. the abolishment of slavery and segregation, womens' suffrage, etc.

I mean really, why bother?

Posted by: satya seeker | July 14, 2008 5:43 AM | Report abuse

Previous Comment:

Really? Why waste time on something this? Is that REALLY your question? Its this type of apathy and general disbelief in our constitutional rights and system of checks and balances that has doomed Americans to being nothing but cogs in the system, complacent and demoralized. Why should be act upon our civil duties and obligations to demand justice and government accountability?

Try telling that to those who fought for civil rights that seemed impossible to achieve at one time...i.e. the abolishment of slavery and segregation, womens' suffrage, etc.

I mean really, why bother?

My comment:

Exactly, impeachment should always be on the table as long as Republicans and Democrats run everything.

Chaos is awesome!

Posted by: EzE | July 18, 2008 1:38 AM | Report abuse

I am a Vietnam vet and a true believer in the American way....Not todays way, however the way so eloquently written in our one of a kind constitution. How have we gotten so far off track? Does power corrupt, or is there a weak gene that lies dormant in us all and rears it's head when powers' door flies open. We're in trouble people! The world is watching and I'm afraid we are disappointing at every turn. We must change directions NOW!! and return to sanity. God bless America.

Posted by: Ken Karlson | July 22, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

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