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Kucinich Impeachment Motion against George W. Bush by activistnotes
From our friends at the Edmonton Small Press Association…
(truthout article follows this info update)
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 9, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to present 35 Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush. 

There is a complete media blackout about this critically-important event, so please pass the info on through your various networks.

Here’s a video of Kucinich beginning his presentation on the floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDZ8seg4Nr4

Download C-SPAN’s transcript to see the individual articles and justifications: http://www.c-span.org/pdf/bush_impeach.pdf

Kucinich’s office sent an email this afternoon alerting people that the http://www.kucinich.us website was “suspiciously” crippled early this morning, a few hours after introducing the Articles of Impeachment. Until they can restore the website and implement additional security measures, you can find the full list and detailed Articles at http://www.democrats.com/files/amomentoftruth.pdf and  http://chun.afterdowningstreet.org/amomentoftruth.pdf

Show your support for Kucinich’s efforts at http://www.myinfo.kucinich.us 

Email the U.S. House Representatives to send your support for Impeachment at http://www.democrats.com/35-articles-of-impeachment. If you live in the U.S., call your Representative at 202-224-3121

If Bush, Cheney and other high-ranking officials are not brought to justice before the November 2008 election, they will never be held accountable for their crimes. They will have gotten away with murder.

Extensive documentation to accompany each article will be posted later today. Watch these websites:

http://kucinich.us
http://democrats.com
http://afterdowningstreet.org

Congressman Kucinich has laid out an extensive indictment of the president.

Here is the index of article titles:

Article I
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq

Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression

Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War

Article IV
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States

Article V
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression

Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114

Article VII
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

Article VIII
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter

Article IX
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor

Article X
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes

Article XI
Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq

Article XII
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation’s Natural Resources

Article XIIII
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries

Article XIV
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine
Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency

Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq

Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors

Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives

Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy

Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to “Black Sites” Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture

Article XX
Imprisoning Children

Article XXI
Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government

Article XXII
Creating Secret Laws

Article XXIII
Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act

Article XXIV
Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment

Article XXV
Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens

Article XXVI
Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements

Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply

Article XXVIII
Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of
Justice

Article XXIX
Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Article XXX
Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare

Article XXXI
Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency

Article XXXII
Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change

Article XXXIII
Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

Article XXXIV
Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001

Article XXXV
Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders

The full text of the articles is available at: http://chun.afterdowningstreet.org/amomentoftruth.pdf

Sign up for AfterDowningStreet Alerts here: http://tinyurl.com/2jytct

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Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Articles Against Bush
by: Christopher Kuttruff
Truthout Original,  June 10,  2008
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) enumerated examples of “high crimes and misdemeanors” as justification for moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush late Monday on the House floor.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush late on Monday during a speech on the House floor. 
Kucinich, a former contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, pointed to “high crimes and misdemeanors” committed by the Bush administration, including misrepresenting intelligence in the lead-up to the war, violating domestic and international laws against torture, illegally spying on American citizens, obstructing justice and governmental oversight, and dozens of other violations. 
The impeachment resolution came four days after a June 5 Senate Select Intelligence Committee report that vigorously challenged statements made by the Bush administration regarding military intelligence in the runup to the invasion of Iraq. Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee John D. Rockefeller said in a press release, “Before taking the country to war, this Administration owed it to the American people to give them a 100 percent accurate picture of the threat we faced. Unfortunately, our Committee has concluded that the Administration made significant claims that were not supported by the intelligence.” 
“It is my belief that the Bush Administration was fixated on Iraq, and used the 9/11 attacks by al Qa’ida as justification for overthrowing Saddam Hussein,” Rockefeller noted. 
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and other members of the Democratic leadership maintain that such a resolution is “off the table,” Kucinich, along with a group of his colleagues, has consistently pressed for a more urgent and direct response to the often unilateral and controversial actions of the Bush administration. 
Despite the unlikeliness of impeachment gaining much traction in Congress, advocates of such a resolution continue to demand greater accountability of the executive branch. 
As Kucinich began to issue his remarks, shuffling and talking could be heard in the background of the House chamber. Responding to the disarray, Kucinich objected to the Speaker, “The House is not in order.” After several strikes of Pelosi’s gavel, Kucinich started reading his articles into the record. 
“In violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of president …” Kucinich stated, “George W. Bush … both personally and through his subordinates … illegally spent public dollars on a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false cause for war against Iraq.” 
Kucinich started his speech by referencing a variety of news and intelligence reports regarding White House communications, specifically the White House Iraq Group, which was composed of senior officials (then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, then-Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Karl Rove, then-Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes, former chief of staff Andrew Card, then-chief of staff to the Vice President I. Lewis Libby, then-White House press secretary Scott McClellan and others) who “produced white papers detailing so-called intelligence of Iraq’s nuclear threat that later proved to be false.” These papers included later-debunked claims that Iraq sought uranium and specialized centrifuges for enrichment. 
These claims, which were central to the administration’s rationale for preemptive action against Iraq, were used, according to Kucinich, to “market an invasion of Iraq to the American people.” 
Kucinich also noted that the White House Iraq Group papers “were written at same time and by the same people as speeches and talking points prepared for President Bush and for some of his top officials.” 
Congressman Kucinich went on to challenge the administration’s policies toward Iran, as well as its conduct regarding military interrogations. 
The resolution comes days after a sharply written letter by 56 Congress members requesting that Attorney General Michael Mukasey investigate potential crimes committed by the Bush administration during the course of its interrogation program. The letter, signed by House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Barney Frank, Jan Schakowsky, Dennis Kucinich and other House Democrats, urged that the seriousness of the evidence on the program warrants a thorough investigation by a special counsel. 
Revelations about the Bush administration’s interrogations policies, along with its systematic practice of controlling information provided to the media and the American people, led Kucinich to conclude that the president has “misled the Congress and the citizens of the United States” and should be held accountable for violating his oaths of office to “faithfully execute the office of the president” and “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.” 
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“If this administration is allowed to leave office without answering for its illegal and immoral activities, America will forever forfeit its standing in
the world, and citizens will never again be able to take pride in their country.” – Tobi Dragert, Director, Los Angeles Area Impeachment Center

“In light of the illegal war in Iraq, the systematic torture of prisoners in US custody, the illegal surveillance of Americans, and George W. Bush’s
refusal to carry out his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws, impeachment proceedings should be initiated immediately and a criminal
investigation launched against the President of the United States.” – Marjorie Cohn, President, National Lawyers Guild

“According to the Constitution, the House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach. The House must, therefore, fully investigate the various charges, well known to the public, and then fulfill their oath to protect the Constitution by impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney. It is critical that this be done before Bush and Cheney leave office. Otherwise future Presidents will inherit these awful powers and the bar will have been set so high that it will be nearly impossible to impeach them.” – Phil Burk, http://www.impeachbush.tv “because we love America”

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(Thanks to Simon G., Cathy W. & Alice S. for their info)
Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA)
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Americans of all parties.

Take to the streets.

Over ride the congress and media.

Demand impeachment to re-establish rule of law, the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Make history.

Pass it on.

Comment by batguano101

This case should be supported. Please note that George Bush is on trial for these and other acts at http://www.realverdict.com/detailed_case_info.php?caseid=206

You can go there and become a juror in the case…can we get some justice please?

Comment by Sonny Chandler




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