Sunday, July 15, 2007

The New Yorker Says Impeach Cheney Now

Thanks to Dave Pollard of How to Save the World, I read The New Yorker article on Dick Cheney that essentially laid out why we need to act now, not wait out the 1 1/2 years left of his term, to impeach the Vice-President who is doing so much injury to this country and, indeed, the world.

More than anyone else, including his mentor and departed co-conspirator, Donald Rumsfeld, Cheney has been the intellectual author and bureaucratic facilitator of the crimes and misdemeanors that have inflicted unprecedented disgrace on our country’s moral and political standing: the casual trashing of habeas corpus and the Geneva Conventions; the claim of authority to seize suspects, including American citizens, and imprison them indefinitely and incommunicado, with no right to due process of law; the outright encouragement of “cruel,” “inhuman,” and “degrading” treatment of prisoners; the use of undoubted torture, including waterboarding (Cheney: “a no-brainer for me”), which for a century the United States had prosecuted as a war crime; and, of course, the bloody, nightmarish Iraq war itself, launched under false pretenses, conducted with stupefying incompetence, and escalated long after public support for it had evaporated, at the cost of scores of thousands of lives, nearly half a trillion dollars, and the crippling of America’s armed forces, which no longer overawe and will take years to rebuild.

Here is the full article:

The Darksider by Hendrik Hertzberg.

Please let us impeach this piece of powerful puke now, before it is too late and we have nuked Iran.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I don't know exactly what's involved to score an impeachment, but I'd sure get behind one for either Bush or the president (Cheney). ha!