Wednesday, May 18, 2005

It's Time to Impeach George W. Bush

A Reputation in Tatters

So says Paul Craig Roberts, Cato Institute conservative, John M. Olin fellow at the Institute for Political Economy at the Hoover Institute, former assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy under Ronald Reagan.

Bush has destroyed America's reputation globally. And, he says, "America can redeem itself only by holding Bush accountable."
Abundant evidence now exists in the public domain to convict George W. Bush of the crime of the century. The secret British government memo (dated July 23, 2002), leaked to the Sunday Times (May 1, 2005), reports that Bush wanted "to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. . . . But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran. . . . The [UK] Attorney-General said that the desire for regime change was not a legal base for military action. There were three possible legal bases: self-defence, humanitarian intervention, or UNSC authorization. The first and second could not be the base in this case. Relying on UNSCR 1205 of three years ago would be difficult."
This memo is the mother of all smoking guns.
Why isn’t Bush in the dock?
Has American democracy failed at home?

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