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"ah this ah this this ah huge storm"

Remember how President Bush, in trying to defend his lack of action, seemed to said that no one could have anticipated what Hurricane Katrina was going to do? Seems now that video taken before the storm hit utterly refutes Bush and makes him uncatagorically a liar. You can view a good collection of the actual video at http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-katrina2mar02,0,5568671.story?coll=la-home-headlines.

It time for the American people to wake up and demand this guy be impeached. This is beyond incompetence. As you listen to the video you see he was fully briefed several hours before the “ah huge storm” hit.

Remember that fly over picture several days later and that “ah dazed look”? Was he stoned or something?

Was there a similiar briefing before he invaded Iraq where he said “ah this ah this this ah huge war”? I doubt it. He probably said “ah this ah this this ah huge cakewalk” or something similiar.

Zogby International Poll Supports Impeachment!

A majority of Americans support impeachment if you believe the new poll just released by After Downing Street.org. Done by Zogby International, by a 52% to 43% margin, Americans agreed with the following statement.

“If President Bush wiretapped American citizens without the approval of a judge, do you agree or disagree that Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment?”

So before the Republicans launched impeachment proceeding, a series of polls listed at democrats.com found an average of only 26% support for impeaching Clinton.

So where is the major media? Sitting on the sidelines just like they did during the buildup to the Iraq War. It just like in George Orwell’s book 1984. We are at war and we must support our President. It’s like in the book:

“He knew in advance what O’Brien would say. That the Party did not seek power for its own ends, but only for the good of the majority. That it sought power because men in the mass were frail cowardly creatures who could not endure liberty or face the truth, and must be ruled over and systematically deceived by others who were stronger than themselves. That the choice for mankind lay between freedom and happiness, and that, for the great bulk of mankind, happiness was better. That the party was the eternal guardian of the weak, a dedicated sect doing evil that good might come, sacrificing its own happiness to that of others. The terrible thing, thought Winston, the terrible thing was that when O’Brien said this he would believe it.”

Substitute “Bush” or “Cheney” for “O’Brien” and it reads no different does it? Doesn’t it sound like something you could imagine them saying and believing?

Unfortunately 1984 has come and gone and we are in 2006 but it only proves more prescient I guess in that Orwell was talking about an oligarchy in 1984 and what do we have now in America?

Al Gore Catches Up!

Back on December 29th of last year we gave our support to the effort started by the ACLU to call for an appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate whether President Bush broke the law and violated the US Constitution with its illegal wiretapping. In fact we called for the impeachment of President Bush because we feel that the President should follow the rule of law like everyone else. He and his Republican corporate cronies obviously believe and act otherwise.

On Monday Al Gore joined the fray by calling for an independent counsel to investigate Bush. In a Reuters article Gore is quoted as saying that “A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of government.”

You can read more of Al Gore’s comments by visiting the blog by Goldy at horsesass.org where I first caught the story.

Our concern is that the wiretapping may only be a symptom of a larger problem, namely that national security may not be the only area where Bush’s may be trying to increase the power of
the Presidency and skirting the law to do it. I’m sure they can make the strength of the economy as a justification for many of their actions. Time will tell.

Time to Speak OUT!! Impeach Bush!!!!

When a President lies and breaks the law isn’t that an impeachable offense?

The American Civil Liberties Union ran a full page ad in the NY Times today asking for an official inquiry to start. They are asking that a special counsel be appointed to determine whether oaths of office were broken and Federal laws were violated through the Bush NSA program.The public may not be there in the polls yet, but isn’t that the way it always is.

Did the US Constitution set up an Imperial Presidency that is above the law? No! Presidents need to comply with the law just like everyone else. Nixon found that out. Why are we then not demanding that President Bush comply with US law and the Constitution?

George W Bush on April 20, 2004 stated the following (while secret wietaps were being made that were not authorized by the Courts or Congress):

Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires – a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so. It’s important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution.”

We know Bush has authorized wiretaps of US citizens without getting a court order as required by law. After the manipulation of data and facts to justify going to war with Iraq, why should we be surprised? But isn’t it time for America to start worrying? What else does Bush feel he can do outside the law?

What else has he done that we don’t know about? As President he sets the moral tone for his administration. If it’s O.K for the President to ignore the law, how soon before others in his cabinet and administration, likewise start making decisions that iignore the law and the Constitution.

Bush may feel that he can ignore the law in the name of fighting terrorism. But where in the Patriot Act or elsewhere does it give him that power? And is that the power you would want to give the President, that he and he alone, can decide which laws he needs to obey?

Why have laws and courts and a Constitution if the President can choose to ignore them when he wants to? Can he and his appointees do the same with the economy, health care, education and the environment? Should he and his cronies decide what is best for us and choose to ignore the rule of law because they feel they are doing good and serving some higher purpose. Isn’t that what others have said before? The late Senator Fullbright called it “the arrogance of power.”

If we do not raise our voices in protest now then we tacitly join in complicity. By our knowing it is wrong but not speaking out and remaining silent we are acknowledging acceptance of what he has done and is doing. We can not be good citizens by being silent. Democracy requires that we be involved and participate.

Just like not voting, not speaking out, lets others make the decisions. I, for one, agree with the ACLU, that it is time to for us to act and demand a special counsel be appointed. I beleive President Bush has broken his oath of office where he pledged to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” He has broken Federal law by not getting court approval for wiretaps.