Bush victory a mistake


Published: Friday, August 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 1, 2003 at 12:24 a.m.

It was our state that was responsible for the election of President Bush. Now it should be painfully clear to everyone that Bush was a serious mistake. The only thing left is getting rid of him before he does any more damage to the nation.

I have joined with more than 250,000 people who have called for the impeachment of George W. Bush and Co. at www.VoteToImpeach.org.

This campaign, initiated by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, has drafted articles of impeachment for introduction in Congress and is gaining great momentum around the United States.

President Bush lied to the people and to Congress about weapons of mass destruction and the purported "grave and imminent" threat Iraq posed to the United States.

George W. Bush, Richard Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld have carried out a pre-emptive war of aggression, attacking people who did not threaten the United States and killing and maiming thousands.

Their actions violate the U.S. Constitution and the U.N. Charter, which prevents countries from waging attack on other countries except as an act of self-defense in response to an imminent threat.

It is worth remembering historical precedent. In July 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted for articles of impeachment for President Nixon for lying to the people and to Congress.

Within a month, Nixon resigned from office. Nixon's political demise came less than two years after he won one of the largest landslide electoral victories in U.S. history.

The unilateral actions of the Bush administration in waging and threatening wars of aggression do not serve the interests of the people of the United States.

The billions of dollars being spent on war, taken from the working people of the United States, are being funneled to the big oil and corporate elite who are Bush's true constituents.

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