To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.
The following acts, or any of them, are crimes coming within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal for which there shall be individual responsibility:
(a) CRIMES AGAINST PEACE: namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing;
To put it bluntly, if Bush has taken Congress and the nation into war based on bogus information, he is cooked. Manipulation or deliberate misuse of national security intelligence data, if proven, could be 'a high crime' under the Constitution's impeachment clause. It would also be a violation of federal criminal law, including the broad federal anti-conspiracy statute, which renders it a felony 'to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose.'
Walter Williams: Bush's High Crimes Against the Nation Francis Boyle: It's About the Rule of Law: Impeaching George W. Bush (Counterpunch, 25 July 2003) Dole dedication shrinks political spectrum
The Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday became the nation's first local government to ask Congress to look into impeaching President Bush on charges he deceived the American public about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and has used the Sept. 11 attacks as an excuse to crush civil rights.
Between 40 and 50 protesters gathered across the street from the hotel where the news conference was held. Some were bearing signs that said, "Support our troops, impeach Bush," while another sign said, "Get politicians off the corporate Dole."Unimpeachable Sources: Congress: Low Friends in High Places (Village Voice, 22 July 2003) Eric Margolis: Bush Deserves to be Impeached (The Toronto Sun, 20 July 2003) Kerry visits Dubuque, blasts Bush: Presidential hopeful tells crowd there is a 'better choice'
"On every single issue in front of this country of ours, there is a better choice than these people are offering us or avoiding," he said, after someone in the crowd shouted out "impeach!" in referring to the president.Doug Giebel: Beyond Wrongdoing: Impeachment as the Message (Counterpunch, 19 July 2003) Peaceful protesters gather outside Bush fund-raiser
Chants filled the air: "Bush lied; people died." "Impeach Bush." "Bush ? What is he good for? Absolutely nothing."Bush touts health, wellness programs in visit to Dallas YMCA (Houston Chronicle, 18 July 2003)
A few hundred protesters, some chanting "Bush lies," lined the street outside the hotel Friday evening as limousines arrived for the fund-raiser.
The rally, organized by the Dallas peace center, featured handwritten signs such as "Regime Change Begins at Home," "Bush, Weapons of Mass Deception" and "Impeach the Son of a Bush."Democrat Eyes Potential Grounds for Bush Impeachment (Reuters, 17 July 2003)
CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bob Graham said on Thursday there were grounds to impeach President Bush if he was found to have led America to war under false pretenses.Robert Scheer: A Firm Basis for Impeachment (The Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2003) Sharpton: Impeach Bush if He Lied! (NewsMax.com, 09 July 2003) Calls to impeach Bush (Agence France-Presse, 08 July 2003) Ted Rall: They impeach murderers, don't they? Bush Must Step Down (UExpress, 10 June 2003) Robert Scheer: Bad Iraq Data From Start to Finish: Americans were duped: Evidence of administration manipulation and mendacity just keeps rolling in. (Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2003)
Did Rumsfeld know of the DIA report? If so, did he keep that information from the president? Or did he and Bush knowingly deceive the American people? And isn't that an impeachable offense?
The British Parliament is in an uproar, but so far the U.S. Congress has failed to exercise its obligation to hold the executive branch accountable.Geov Parrish: The impeachable offense: Bush jeopardized troops' lives on false pretext (Working For Change, 9 June 2003) John Dean: Missing Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Is Lying About The Reason For War An Impeachable Offense? (FindLaw's Writ, 6 June 2003) It Was the Lying, Right? Clinton, Bush and Impeachment (Counterpunch, 31 May 2003) Veterans For Peace Calls for the Impeachment of George W. Bush (Veterans for Peace, 22 May 2003) Denise Giardina: Bush Should Be Impeached and Tried for War Crimes (The Charleston Gazette, 12 May 2003) Impeach Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft home page
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