ARREST – A War Criminal As Bad As Kony 2012
This man has been free for years and killed many Men, Women and Children, but granted, most were Muslim. But where is the viral cool video calling for his arrest and trial? Let us say this is it…..
The Kucinich/Wexler impeachment resolution contained 35 articles covering the Iraq war, the Valerie Plame affair, creating a case for war with Iran, capture and treatment of prisoners of war, spying and or wiretapping inside the United States, use of signing statements, failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas, the 2004 elections, medicare, Hurricane Katrina, global warming, and 9/11.
The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the most substantial portion of the articles of impeachment introduced by Kucinich and Wexler. 15 of the 35 articles directly relate to alleged misconduct by Bush in seeking authority for the war, and in the conduct of military action itself. Five other articles address allegations partially or tertiarily relating to the war, including the “outing” of Valerie Plame, treatment of prisoners (both in Iraq and from operations in Afghanistan and other countries), and building a case for Iran being a threat based in part on alleging Iranian actions in Iraq.
Justification for invasion
The first 4 impeachment articles charge the president with illegally creating a case for war with Iraq, including charges of a propaganda campaign, falsely representing Iraq as responsible for 9/11, and falsely representing Iraq as an imminent danger to the United States.
Legitimacy of invasion
Articles 5 – 8 and 12 deal with the invasion of Iraq and include charges that funds were misspent before the war, that the war was in violation of HJRes114, that Iraq was invaded without a war declaration, that the war is a violation of the UN Charter, and that the purpose of the war was to control the country’s oil supplies.
Conduct of the Iraq war
Articles 9, 10, 11, and 13 deal with conduct of the war, including failing to provide troops with body armor, falsifying US troop deaths and injuries, establishing a permanent military base in Iraq, and creating a secret task force to develop energy and military policies with respect to Iraq and other countries. Articles 15 and 16 cover contractors in Iraq and charges that the president misspent money on contractors and provided them with immunity.
Valerie Plame Wilson
Article 14 is about the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson.
Treatment of detainees
Articles 17-20 concern the treatment of detainees, the “kidnapping” and detention of foreign nationals, and the use of torture.
Attempt to overthrow the government of Iran
Article 21 claims that the president misled congress and the American people about threats from Iran, and supported terrorist organizations within Iran, with the goal of overthrowing the Iranian government.
NSA warrantless surveillance controversy
Articles 24 and 25 charge the president with illegally spying on American citizens, directing US telecom companies to create databases of citizens, and violating the fourth amendment of the US constitution.
Article 26 concerns the presidential use of signing statements.
Article 27 is about failing to comply with congressional subpoenas.
Articles 28 and 29 charge the president with tampering with the 2004 elections and violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965.Medicare
Article 30 states “Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare.”
Article 31 concerns the supposed failure to plan and respond to Hurricane Katrina.
Article 32 charges the president with “Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change.”
Articles 33, 34 and 35 concern 9/11, alleging that the president failed to respond to prior intelligence, obstructed post 9/11 investigations and endangered the health of 9/11 first responders.