Dennis Kucinich Introduces Resolution To Impeach President Bush But Measure Is Based On Faulty Intelligence

It never ceases to amaze me. Just when I thought the Dems could not have done anything more stupid than what they did the last time, one of them has to go and prove me wrong. In this case, it is Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. He has introduced a resolution to impeach President Bush.

From CNN:

Kucinich announced his intention to seek Bush’s impeachment Monday night, when he read the lengthy document into the record.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly said she would not support a resolution calling for Bush’s impeachment, saying such a move was unlikely to succeed and would be divisive.

Most of the congressman’s resolution deals with the Iraq war, contending that the president manufactured a false case for the war, violated U.S. and international law to invade Iraq, failed to provide troops with proper equipment and falsified casualty reports for political purposes.

Kucinich also charges that Bush has illegally detained without charge both U.S. citizens and “foreign captives” and violated numerous U.S. laws through the use of “signing statements” declaring his intention to do so.

Other articles address global warming, voting rights, Medicare, the response to Hurricane Katrina and failure to comply with congressional subpoenas.

Let’s see, the economy is tanking, energy prices are going through the roof and Kucinich thinks this will somehow bring about a better world? This guy is in a fantasy world that is as much detached from reality as Barack Obama’s fantasy world in calling for War Crimes Trials.

Besides, Nancy Pelosi has already said that impeachment was “off the table” after she and other Dem leaders gained access to the same intelligence reports the President recieved. They saw the truth of the matter right then and there.

You can read the complete column on-line here:

Kucinich Introduces Bush Impeachment Resolution
CNN.com
June 11, 2008

And here is another reason why this whole thing is so laughable and why this is the lastest “stupidest thing” the Dems have done.

According to the Washington Post (yes, that leftist-liberal rag that is published here in Washington D.C. and is best used as fish-wrap), the premise behind this resolution is wrong.

From to Fred Hiatt, the Editorial Page Editor:

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, set out to provide the official foundation for what has become not only a thriving business but, more important, an article of faith among millions of Americans. And in releasing a committee report Thursday, he claimed to have accomplished his mission, though he did not use the L-word.

“In making the case for war, the administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when it was unsubstantiated, contradicted or even nonexistent,” he said.

There’s no question that the administration, and particularly Vice President Cheney, spoke with too much certainty at times and failed to anticipate or prepare the American people for the enormous undertaking in Iraq.

But dive into Rockefeller’s report, in search of where exactly President Bush lied about what his intelligence agencies were telling him about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, and you may be surprised by what you find.

On Iraq’s nuclear weapons program? The president’s statements “were generally substantiated by intelligence community estimates.”

On biological weapons, production capability and those infamous mobile laboratories? The president’s statements “were substantiated by intelligence information.”

On chemical weapons, then? “Substantiated by intelligence information.”

On weapons of mass destruction overall (a separate section of the intelligence committee report)? “Generally substantiated by intelligence information.” Delivery vehicles such as ballistic missiles? “Generally substantiated by available intelligence.” Unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to deliver WMDs? “Generally substantiated by intelligence information.”

But statements regarding Iraq’s support for terrorist groups other than al-Qaeda “were substantiated by intelligence information.” Statements that Iraq provided safe haven for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and other terrorists with ties to al-Qaeda “were substantiated by the intelligence assessments,” and statements regarding Iraq’s contacts with al-Qaeda “were substantiated by intelligence information.”

If Kucinich did his research a little better, he might not have looked so foolish as he did when he presented that resolution.

You can access the Washington Post entry on-line here:

‘Bush Lied’? If Only It Were That Simple
Fred Hiatt
Washington Post
June 9, 2008

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