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Kucinich:  Impeach Cheney

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Posted on Apr 25, 2007
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Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, citing the “very real” possibility that the U.S. would wage war with Iran and accusing Cheney of “fabricat[ing] intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq war,” according to the Los Angeles Times.


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Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, saying his action was driven by a desire to defend Americans’ right “to have a government that is honest and peaceful.”

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By InsuranceTeaseDOTcom, December 17, 2007 at 7:12 pm Link to this comment
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Hi all,

So, I had an interesting conversation with a couple people who work at news stations today.  One was National Public Radio (AKA - NPR).  The person I spoke to was low level functionary, but my question to her was simple enough, “Why aren’t you people covering the impeachment proceedings against Cheney?”

She said, “I, uh, don’t think I can answer that question.”  To which I replied, “I didn’t really think you could, but I would like to submit to you that since we seem to have a nation wide media black out on this information that the media is somehow in league with Cheney.  And since you are failing to bring the news about his failure to uphold the constitution, in essence your job, that you too are guilty of treason.” 

She was quiet for a moment, and then said, “I will bring your concerns up with management.”  I said, “Yeah, you do that, which would be a good thing.” 

I think the various news outlets need a few hundred thousand phone calls.  Don’t you wink

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By Kourosh, November 6, 2007 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment
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I strongly support that. He needs to do a lot of explanations for many issues he was directly responsible for them.
Thanks

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By teresa fister, November 6, 2007 at 12:02 pm Link to this comment
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It’s about time one of our leaders takes a solid swing at the ruthless greedy huckster bullies inhabiting the executive offices of this great country. If we don’t act to remove them, we condone their behavior!

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By PaulMagillSmith, April 26, 2007 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment

Surveys have shown 53% of Americans think Bush should be impeached and Cheney’s approval ratings are at a miserly 9%. Kucinich, the most honest honorable candidate for President, is still off the radar (relatively unknown)to most Americans. Although he will catch flak & smear from Republicans (not all though) he will gain much needed PR because he’s standing up shouting, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”, and will additionally gain respect for doing what is correct & necessary. A good move even if it is not likely to happen.

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By dale Headley, April 26, 2007 at 12:30 pm Link to this comment
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Dennis Kucinich knows perfectly well his call for impeachment will go nowhere, yet he persists because he believes that impeaching a president who has committed multiple acts of “high crimes & misdemeanors” is the right thing to do, as provided for in Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution.  That is my definition of political courage.

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By Blueyes, April 26, 2007 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
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“Finally someone with some guts. People better pay more attention to Dennis than some of the elite that are running for office. He has always been for the working man and now is the time for them to step up and back him.” ~ DMK

I couldn’t agree more.  The Democrat’s cold polictical calculations have stonewalled any attempt at justice or real accountablity being served.

I would be surprised if the reason they are not impeaching this pres/vp is because they like thought of America having limitless power and authority.  To impeach would be to roll back their own would-be power.

Kucinich is, as far as I can tell, the only candidate available to us that will lead our country with honor and character.  He also has a long history of supporting the working class.

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By Bill Blackolive, April 26, 2007 at 10:25 am Link to this comment
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Dennis, could this be your first steps into inquiring about the 9/11 coverup, I would champion you.

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By cann4ing, April 26, 2007 at 8:51 am Link to this comment

Thank you Louise for posting the cite containing the Articles of Impeachment.  My only disappointment in them is that they do not include a separate counts with respect to the key role played by Cheney and his chief of staff David Addington in condoning torture and advancing the subversive Unitary Executive theory that is the source of more than 800 Presidential signing statements that violate the constitutional duty of the executive branch to enforce the law.  Cheney and Addington have been the driving force behind a theory that a President has the sole power to determine which laws he will enforce, a doctrine that would destroy the fundamental Constitutional principle of checks and balances and provide a President with dictatorial power.  The effort to subvert the very U.S. Constitution that Cheney and Bush took solumn oaths to defend is “the” key fundamental impeachable offense from which all of their other High Crimes arise.

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By moni, April 25, 2007 at 11:34 pm Link to this comment
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Dennis Kucinich for President!  No more ‘empty platitudes bought and paid for by servants of corporate America’ !  I thought I was losing my mind when I had been hearing the banale daily
announcements of the declared candidates of both parties.  So-and-so has raised $26 million but so-and-so has ONLY raised $25 million.  What a MOCKERY of Democracy and what a disgrace to our Founding Fathers (and Mothers)!  Thank-you to all the submitted comments. . . they are quite encouraging and restore my faith in America.

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By PaulMagillSmith, April 25, 2007 at 10:31 pm Link to this comment

Although small of stature you have the heart of an 800 pound gorilla, Dennis. Last Presidential election I was telling my good friend, “Kucinich, he’s the man for the job”. After watching you since then my opinion not only remains the same, but wish I could stand on my roof and shout it out to the world.

Brutal honesty, and the ethical stance of telling the truth & asking the tough questions, sadly, have little chance of carrying the day, though, but don’t quit, we still need you to bring the real issues in front of the public.

We’re picking them apart one piece at a time. Numerous indictments, convictions, investigations, & subpoenas. New Hampshire Legislature & Dennis calling for impeachment, Rove under investigation, a Bill Moyers special tonight about failure of the MSM on the run-up to war, and a great “Special Comment” tonight on Keith Olberman about Guiliani’s lies & fearmongering. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it got built, right? No single bird in Alfred Hitchcock’s, “The Birds”, did much damage, but together they picked certain people out of the rest of the picture.

For those of you concerned about impeaching Cheney, but not Bush, have patience. All things in good time. Bush is a dolt, but Cheney is far more dangerous. Just keep pounding at the body and the (figure)head will fall, to vocalize a well understood pugulistic term.

Did you realize snakes can still bite even after their heads are cut off? Actually Cheney & Bush are really controlled by more insidious (and dangerous) puppeteers. Take a look at these links to discover what I mean:

http://freemasonrywatch.org/libya.html

http://www.physics911.net/nuclearfalseflag

http://judicial-nc.biz/Nuclear_attacks_on_america.htm

And watch out, my friends. Last time the snake was threatened the demolitions on 911 happened. This time around it will be much more serious.

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By Louise, April 25, 2007 at 9:44 pm Link to this comment
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Everything you need to know.
http://kucinich.house.gov/SpotlightIssues/documents.htm

There are many congress people who will step up to support Impeachment. What they lack is leadership. Kucinich is not intimidated by the moneyed power players. (or the media) Kucinich is that leader. A man in Congress who is not afraid to listen to the people. Who places allegience to the United States first, second, third and always!

After you have read all the information posted at the site above, get busy.

Email, FAX and phone your representative, then do it again! Check back every day until you get a response. If the response lacks commitment, do it again!

And again!

Hold this one thought in mind. A deep and thorough investigation into the Vice Presidents office will reveal all that’s necessary to bring down the whole house of cards!

Get behind Dennis and let your rep know you are behind him/her as well ... just so long as they listen to the people.

And, consider this. Kucinich has taken the action nobody dares, because he has been listening to we the people.

Isn’t that the kind of leader we want in the White House?

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By cann4ing, April 25, 2007 at 9:22 pm Link to this comment

re comment #66376 by JBart.  What makes you say, “Mr. Kucinich may not be the best candidate for President”?

If we measure candidates not by poll numbers, or by who the conglomerated corporate media tell us are viable and therefore deserving of our votes, but instead by where they stand on issues that truly matter to the vast majority of the American electorate—the middle and working class—Mr. Kucinich does not merely rise head and shoulders above the rest, he is the “only” candidate whom we can appropriately refer to as a “Democrat.”  Don’t take my word for it.  Go to Kucinich.us.  Examine his stance, issue-by-issue; the detailed rationale he provides on each of those issues, and then go to the web sites and review the meaningless, empty platitudes the bought and paid for servants of corporate America (Clinton/Obama/Edwards) offer.

There is a fundamental difference between a consumer and a citizen.  A consumer selects a candidate who has been packaged and sold under the aegis of slick, 30 second spot ads; ads that are so inordinately expensive that only those candidates backed by corporate wealth can afford to purchase them.  A citizen selects a candidate by careful analysis of where a candidate stands on issues that matter.  If the information is not made available through the corporate media, a citizen seeks out alternative sources, like Democracy Now! 

This country’s present malaise will continue until a majority abandon the role of passive consumers and become active and responsible citizens.

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By Hammo, April 25, 2007 at 8:58 pm Link to this comment

And what does Cheney know about the 9/11 attacks? His name comes up frequently regarding the events of that day.

Did Bush, Cheney and their associates heed the warnings of US intel and intel of friendly nations about pending attacks?

More on this at:

“Questions about 9/11 attacks include wide range of factors”

PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
September 9, 2006

http://www.populistamerica.com/questions_about_9_11_attacks_include_wide_range_of_factors

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By DennisD, April 25, 2007 at 8:48 pm Link to this comment
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You’ve got to cut the head off this snake to kill it but DK is getting closer with Cheney. Without Cheney and Rove, Bu$h would be like Charlie McCarthy without Edgar Bergen.

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By Guitarsandmore, April 25, 2007 at 7:39 pm Link to this comment
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UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law…………..

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By Guitarsandmore, April 25, 2007 at 7:36 pm Link to this comment
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http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
Article 1.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Article 3.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 4.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Article 5.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law…………..

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By Guitarsandmore, April 25, 2007 at 7:29 pm Link to this comment
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CODE OF ETHICS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Any person in Government service should:

1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principals and to country above loyalty to Government persons, party, or department.

2. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.

3. Give a full day’s labor for a full day’s pay; giving to the performance of his duties his earnest effort and best thought.

4. Seek to find and employ more efficient and economical ways of getting tasks accomplished.

5. Never discriminate unfairly by the dispensing of special favors or privileges to anyone, whether for remuneration or not; and never accept for himself or his family, favors or benefits under circumstances which might be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of his governmental duties.

6. Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of office, since a Government employee has no private word which can be binding on public duty.

7. Engage in no business with the Government, either directly or indirectly which is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of his governmental duties.

8. Never use any information coming to him confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means for making private profit.
9. Expose corruption wherever discovered.

10. Uphold these principles, ever conscious that public office is a public trust.

  THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ETHICS COMMITTEE

Code of Ethics for U.S. Government Service

Adopted July 11, 1958 Resolved by the House of Representatives {the Senate concurring}, That it is the sense of the Congress that the following Code of Ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, including officeholders.

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By DMK, April 25, 2007 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment
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Finally someone with some guts. People better pay more attention to Dennis than some of the elite that are running for office. He has always been for the working man and now is the time for them to step up and back him.

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By Lord B, April 25, 2007 at 5:22 pm Link to this comment
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<Is Congressman Kucinich the only one with enough integrity in Washington DC to stand up for the Constitutional mandate for impeachment of malfactors like the Bush /Cheney gang?>

Unfortunately, YES!  That is why the Democrats should nominate Kucinich. He would go on to victory and save this country from its rapid demise….

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By QuyTran, April 25, 2007 at 4:28 pm Link to this comment

Dear Congressman Kunicick,

To impeach only Dick Cheney will not be enough. We ought to impeach his “protector” GWB too. This whole lawless administration built by these two criminals has no reason to exist.

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By jbart, April 25, 2007 at 3:41 pm Link to this comment
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Mr. Kucinich may not the best candidate for President, but I applaud his desire to try and make things right for our country. Not only should Cheney no longer be allowed to “screw with our kids lives” by continuing to support this debacle called the war on Iraq, he(& Dubya) should never have been in the White House at all. Either term. Getting him out now is a good first step to fixing what the “Righties” caused. Then, once out of office, we can get his ass into our judicial system and provide him a payback, of sorts.Prison.But,I think we should leave “Dubya” right where he is.  Without Cheney telling him what to do, we’ll have a “deer in the headlights” President.  We can watch him squirm and wiggle and suffer the indignity befitting our nation’s worst President in history. Then, we can make a mockery of his lavish memorial library at SMU. What fun that is gonna be.  The comediens can lambast him daily, and we can all laugh about our stupid system that allows people like him to be elected in the first place. He was never qualified for any public office, including the local dog catcher.  And we can investigate the graft and corruption by the Neocons, prosecute them and then, it’s incarceration. 
I just woke up.  I must have dosed off.  I had this really wierd dream.  I dreamt that we were actually holding the guilty parties accountable. 
But, as we all know, it had to be a dream, right?

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By Peter RV, April 25, 2007 at 3:01 pm Link to this comment
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Although Democrats won’t back him in any number of congressmen, there will be a positive aspect to Kucinich’s move. It will become clear to all that Democrats are a party of cowards who prefer to toad abjectly the line of the AIPAC than to serve interests of their own country.
  There is something deeply rotten in our Country.

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By Margaret Currey, April 25, 2007 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment
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So glad that someone has stepped up to the plate, and will dry to save this country, this country has too much partinship for the good of the country and the people who elected these representatives to do the job of running the country, look at the voters as not being important once they get their job.  In the case of Bush/Chaney power has definately gone to their head, they would like their party to be in power forever, and those who are just making it will be working for less and less because the Bush/Chaney would like this country to be just like Merry Ole England under King George.

Most of the middle class of this country make around $40/50,000 a year some a little more some a little less, so this so called tax relief gave these people a little more income, but the top half the upper middle class to the rich get the most benefit from the tax relief they also pay less in taxes so therefore those who need money the most get the least the least get the most, something has got to give, these neocons should be taken down and of course the war is also costing the most of any war that this country has ever waged, I am sorry but Bush can talk all he wants but except for a miricle this war is lost.

M. Currey

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By Reg Stocking, April 25, 2007 at 2:03 pm Link to this comment
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Rep. Kucinich has the right idea.  President Bush has slid by until now because the thought of removing him from the White House has left us with the prospect of Mr. Cheney taking direct control.  Mr. Cheney has been the rogue chief executive’s insurance policy.  With him out of the line of succession, it’s open season on the worst President in living memory.

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By vet240, April 25, 2007 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment
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Is Congressman Kucinich the only one with enough integrity in Washington DC to stand up for the Constitutional mandate for impeachment of malfactors like the Bush /Cheney gang?

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