Case in point: George McGovern (shown above at the 2006 dedication ceremony for the George and Eleanor McGovern Library in South Dakota) says Bush and Cheney are worse than Nixon was.
One-time presidential candidate, World War II hero and former Sen. George McGovern penned a bombshell of an Op-Ed piece in Sunday’s Washington Post, trotting out a list of impeachable offenses that he said President Bush and Vice President Cheney have committed and asserting that the case for their impeachment “is far stronger than was the case against Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew after the 1972 election.”
McGovern in The Washington Post:
Bush and Cheney are clearly guilty of numerous impeachable offenses. They have repeatedly violated the Constitution. They have transgressed national and international law. They have lied to the American people time after time. Their conduct and their barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of people around the world. These are truly “high crimes and misdemeanors,” to use the constitutional standard.
From the beginning, the Bush-Cheney team’s assumption of power was the product of questionable elections that probably should have been officially challenged—perhaps even by a congressional investigation.
In a more fundamental sense, American democracy has been derailed throughout the Bush-Cheney regime. The dominant commitment of the administration has been a murderous, illegal, nonsensical war against Iraq. That irresponsible venture has killed almost 4,000 Americans, left many times that number mentally or physically crippled, claimed the lives of an estimated 600,000 Iraqis (according to a careful October 2006 study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and laid waste their country. The financial cost to the United States is now $250 million a day and is expected to exceed a total of $1 trillion, most of which we have borrowed from the Chinese and others as our national debt has now climbed above $9 trillion—by far the highest in our national history.