Posts Tagged ‘impeachment’

Herald – Spanel Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Now I’m a bit disappointed, but it’s not because Senator Spanel is signing on with the impeachment investigation. Impeachment is in the local Democrats platform, so of course it will be pursued.

Supporting any and all actions of our elected representatives to investigate and begin impeachment proceedings of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and to strengthen the ethics rules for all elected officials.

Sure it is disappointing that a political party’s platform would target our elected officials directly, rather than be directed at an issue like terrorism or immigration. But what really disappointed me is that the article was subtitled “Resolution to Congress cites false information leading to Iraq war” but it didn’t actually cite any information, false or not. I want to see the evidence, not more hearsay and beating around the shrub. This is the closest the article comes: (more…)

Democrats have a plan for Iraq

Friday, February 16th, 2007

It’s not a plan to win, it’s not a plan to bring peace, it’s not a plan to rebuild, and it’s not a plan to fight terrorism. It is a plan to fight President Bush and not terrorists. It is a plan that will lead to failure by forcing troop reductions which will lessen our chances of success in Iraq. It will also embolden Iran, other Middle East Nations, and Muslims worldwide against non-Islamic nations. And the beauty of it in the Democrats eyes is that it can be done while claiming they are funding the war.

The Politico
Top House Democrats, working in concert with anti-war groups, have decided against using congressional power to force a quick end to U.S. involvement in Iraq, and instead will pursue a slow-bleed strategy designed to gradually limit the administration’s options.

How is this possible? There plan proposed by Congressmen Jack Murtha, is to accept the added funds the President has requested, but with some additional requirements riding the bill. According to Win without War, the before mentioned anti-war group, this is how it will be done.

Key to Murtha’s strategy will be establishing a set of strict requirements that the administration will need to meet to deploy troops into Iraq:

  • Troops will need to be certified as “fully combat ready” with the training and equipment that they need;
  • Deployments cannot be extended beyond one year;
  • Troops must have at least one-year at home between deployments;
  • The “stop-loss” program where soldiers are forced to extend their agreed upon enlistment period will be prohibited.

Chairman Murtha described other measures the committee is considering for inclusion in the legislation:

  • Prohibit an attack on Iran without Congressional authorization;
  • Prohibit the construction of permanent military bases in Iraq;
  • Close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba;
  • Bulldoze the Abu Ghraib prison into rubble;
  • Substantially reduce private security contractors and establish greater accountability for those who remain.

I can see so many ways that this will cripple our troops. President Bush will have the choice between no funding for the additional troops needed in Iraq or this plan, which will force the most experienced soldiers home early and leave the fighting to be done by less experienced soldiers. We lose either way. It’s ashame that the President has to wage a war on two fronts, here and abroad. If the Democrats want to kill our soldiers and citizens so badly, I wish they would just pick up a gun, instead of this “Slow-Bleed”

In a nutshell the Democrats finally have a plan, but it isn’t a plan to defeat terrorism.

We are all still waiting for that one.

And for you conspiracy buffs, or those who really wonder where the Democratic Party gets their agenda, realize that Democrats are working directly with Win without War which is a member of United for Peace and Justice, an anti-US socialist organization that has Whatcom Peace and Justice Center as its local members. You know the guys who stand on the street corner downtown with the signs.

Bush Lied, People Died

Monday, February 12th, 2007

How many times can one hear the statement “Bush Lied, People Died.” before they start believing it? I have personally heard it many times, seen it many times in print and on the internet, and in the form of “false premise” in a city resolution. The Whatcom County Democrats platform includes:

Supporting any and all actions of our elected representatives to investigate and begin impeachment proceedings of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and to strengthen the ethics rules for all elected officials.

Impeachment is a big deal. Do they think President Bush lied? Is that why they want to impeach? What are their grounds for impeachment?

So I have a challenge. Simply leave a comment, tell me what lie President Bush told?

I know for a fact that there is traffic to this website from liberal blogs and liberal media sites. Won’t one of you liberal minds take the time to leave a comment explaining exactly what false statement President Bush knowingly and deliberately presented as the being true?

Please what tall tale was told?

Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS)

Friday, December 29th, 2006

I endure daily, the writings and rantings of people who have such an all consuming hatred for our President, that they have difficulty functioning as normal thinking humans.

Anyone who has ever listened to the Joe Teehan show surely knows what I mean. You can see his face getting red right through the radio as he attempts to blame President Bush for everything thing bad that has and ever will occur. The other night I’m sure he was implying that our President was drowning polar bears for his own pleasure. But until I read this Sound Politics post the other day, I never knew this is disease, not simple idiocy afflicting so many around the world.

Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) was apparently identified by political columnist Charles Krauthammer. Krauthammer is also a retired psychiatrist and he describes BDS as:

the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.

He also gives a few examples of how the disease is manifest: (more…)