Skip to comments.Impeach the President
Posted on 01/29/2004 7:35:37 AM PST by Hill Street Blues
Impeach the President
January 29, 2004
Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts has accused President Bush of lying about the possession by Iraq of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). Specifically, Senator Kennedy has accused President Bush of manipulating the intelligence data so he can justify invading Iraq. Kennedy believes Bush intended to invade Iraq from the day he was inaugurated. Essentially he is claiming that the president lied to start a war.
These are serious allegations - worthy of impeachment, if proven.
In order to ascertain the extent to which the president lied about the Weapons of Mass Destruction, I have listed quotes by the president, by members of his administration, and by members of his political party stating that Iraq possessed WMDs. These quotes constitute evidence for impeachment. As such they are listed using the term exhibit. All italics are mine. As you will note they are a damning indictment of the efforts by the president, his administration, and his party to lie to the American people.
Exhibit A- "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." 
Exhibit B -"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." 
Exhibit C- "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat 
Exhibit D - "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." 
Exhibit E - "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." 
Exhibit F - "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." 
Exhibit H -As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process. " 
Exhibit G - We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction. " 
These statements clearly misled the American people. They imply that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction and would use them. This is unquestionably an impeachable offense.
Unfortunately, impeachment of the president would be impossible in this instance. The president and the members of his administration who made these statements are no longer in office. The political party of the president who made these statements are no longer the majority party. The problem is that:
Exhibits A and B are statements made by President Clinton in February 1998.
Exhibit C is from a February 1998 statement by President Clintons Secretary of State, Madeline Albright.
Exhibit D is from a February 1998 statement by Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger.
Exhibit E is an excerpt of a letter written by Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, and John Kerry dated October 1998.
Exhibits F and G are from a statement made by Nancy Pelosi in December 1998.
Exhibit H is from a statement made by the accuser himself Senator Kennedy.
What is the maxim about people in glass houses not throwing stones? The Democrats live in a glass house.
There are some Democrats who do not vehemently condemn President Bush. Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman said August 10, 2003, The case was there back as far as '98, as far as I was concerned, to get rid of Saddam--all the stronger after September 11th, because we would naturally say to ourselves, 'We don't want to look back after Saddam sponsors some horrific action against us and say why didn't we stop him when we had the chance? " Former New York Mayor Democrat Ed Koch has also stated he would vote for Bush.
Proof of Bushs honesty comes from other sources as well - sources who now condemn him. A March 8 2003, New York Times article quoted a 173-page dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, by chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix. It said Baghdad may possess about 10,000 liters of anthrax, Scud missile warheads filled with deadly biological and chemical weapons, and drones capable of flying far beyond a 93-mile limit.
Author and researcher, Joseph Cirincione, who now says the president lied about the Iraq WMDs wrote in page 7 of his June 2002 book, Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction: International inspectors destroyed most of Iraqs nuclear program after the Gulf War, though it has most likely restarted since Iraq blocked inspections in 1998. On page 8 he wrote, there are approximately twelve nations suspected of having biological warfare programs This includes... Iraq, Iran, Israel, Russia, North Korea, Syria. Cirincione wrote in a page 10 paragraph titled, BIOLOGICAL WEAPON PRODUCTION: Iraq remains the most serious proliferation threat. In September 18, 2002 Ciricione wrote, Iraq has chemical and biological weapons that would complicate any military actions. 
The Democrats are doing their best to politicize this was and the security of the people of the United States of America. However, they will never attempt to impeach George Bush because they know that a trial will reveal their deceit. Instead the Democrats will imply and insinuate that Bush lied, thinking they can influence the presidential election and regain control of the White House, which is all they are truly concerned about doing.
It will not work. The American public is not as ignorant as they believe it is.
 President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 fm snopes.com
 President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998. fm snopes.com
 Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998. fm snopes.com
 Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 snopes.com
 Letter to Clinton by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998.snopes.com
 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
 Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998
 Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002
 Ret fm w/s http://www.ceip.org/files/publications/Globalist.asp 1-9-04
Michael P. Tremoglie is a writer whose work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Front Page and Insight magazines. He is working on his first novel 'A Sense of Duty'.E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seems the President is not the only person in office who believes Saddam's WMD exist, and has gone on record saying so.
**"Saddam Hussein possesses chemical, biological weapons, and if events are allowed to run their course, will someday possess nuclear weapons." Sen. Evan Bayh (D.-Ind.), Intelligence member Statement, Oct. 3, 2002
**"I believe that Saddam Hussein rules by terror and has squirreled away stores of biological and chemical weapon." Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.), Intelligence member Floor speech, Oct. 10, 2002
**"The people of the United States and the rest of the world are at risk as long as Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. Last night, the President . . . made the most effective case to date that the risk of inaction is too great to bear." Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D.-W.Va.), Vice Chairman of Intelligence Committee Statement, March 18, 2003
**"For the last 12 years he's [Saddam's] ignored U.N. resolutions and embargoes while rebuilding his illegal chemical and biological weapons. . . . He is dangerous. I believe he needs to be disarmed." Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D.-Md.), Intelligence member Floor speech, March 18, 2003
**"In 1991, the world collectively made a judgment that this man should not have weapons of mass destruction. And we are here today in the year 2002 with an un-inspected four-year interval during which time we know through intelligence he not only has kept them, but he continues to grow them... .The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new." Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.), Foreign Relations member Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2002
**"On Monday night, President Bush, I think spoke for all of us. I know of no one who really disagrees at all. He described Saddam Hussein as a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction. It is that addiction that demands a strong response. We all agree on that. There is no question that Iraq possesses biological and chemical weapons and that he seeks to acquire additional weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons." Sen. Chris Dodd (D.-Conn.), Foreign Relations member Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2002
**"I believe if Saddam Hussein continues to refuse to meet his obligation to destroy his weapons of mass destruction and his prohibited missile delivery systems, that the United Nations should authorize member states to use military force to destroy those weapons and systems." Sen. Carl Levin (D.-Mich.), then-chairman of Armed Services and member of Intelligence Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2002
**"He [Saddam Hussein] stockpiles biological and chemical weapons." Sen. Jon Corzine (D.-N.J.), Foreign Relations member Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2003 ---Joseph A. D'Agostino, Human Events June 16, 2003
So ,are all of these liberal Dems lying as well about this?
The Democrats still haven't figured out that almost everyone has Internet access ,and can easily keep up their journeys into trashing America.
What an interesting web they weave.....
Doesn't matter. They
will simply claim that they are
not in the White House.
(When Sun was accused
of acting like Microsoft,
McNealy just shrugged
and said Sun wasn't
a monopoly so Sun
could do anything...)
What a laugh.
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