Saturday, November 27, 2004

Letter: Impeachable Offenses of President George W. Bush, et al

The following letter was sent to Senators Breaux and Landrieu on November 13, 2004 by a constituent:

Impeachable Offenses of President George W. Bush, et al

Sen. John Breaux
Sen. Mary Landrieu

November 13, 2004

By including in the Constitution the power to allow impeachment, the original authors intended to prevent the emergence of a tyrant or a despot in the form of a President who could destroy the "blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our prosperity."

President George W. Bush, along with advisors Dick Cheney & Donald Rumsfeld, all officials of the United States, have committed impeachable offenses of unprecedented danger to the Constitution and to the people of the United States.

Draft articles of Impeachment of President George W. Bush and other named officials of the United States charge the most serious crimes known to law and to history. Nothing in the experience of the impeachment power under the Constitution compares. The conduct charged threatens the Constitution, the United Nations, the rule of law, and the lives of unknown thousands, or millions, of people by their act and example.

The alleged impeachable acts of President George W. Bush include the following:

1. Ordering and directing "first strike" war of aggression against Afghanistan, causing thousands of deaths;

2. Removing the government of Afghanistan by force and installing a government of his choice;

3. Authorizing daily intrusions into Iraqi airspace and aerial attacks, including attacks on alleged defense installations in Iraq which have killed hundreds of people in time of peace;

4. Authorizing, ordering and condoning attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties are unavoidable;

5. Threatening the use of nuclear weapons and ordering preparation for their use;

6. Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently proclaiming his personal intention to change its government by force;

7. Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, murder, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners;

8. Authorizing, ordering and condoning violations of rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixty and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution and of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and other international protections of human rights;

9. Authorizing, directing and condoning bribery and coercion of individuals and governments to obtain his war ends;

10. Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda and concealing information vital to public discussion and informed judgment to create a climate of fear and hatred and destroy opposition to his war goals.

President George W. Bush is accused of Crimes Against Peace, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity. No crimes are greater threats to the Constitution of the United States, the United Nations Charter, the rule of law, or the future of humanity.

(name withheld)
Destrehan , LA