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Congressman Dennis Kucinich Introduced 35 Articles of Impeachment Against President Bush on Monday Night

The full text of the articles is available at:

Extensive documentation to accompany each article will be posted later today.  Watch these websites:

Congressman Kucinich has laid out an extensive indictment of the president.  Here is the index of article titles:

Article I   
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq
Article II    
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of
Article III   
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War
Article IV   
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States
Article V   
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression
Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114
Article VII   
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.
Article VIII   
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter

Article IX   
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor

Article X   
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes

Article XI   
Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq
Article XII   
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources
Article XIIII   
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries
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Article XIV   
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency 
Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq
Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors

Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives

Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy

Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to "Black Sites" Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture
Article XX
Imprisoning Children

Article XXI
Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government
Article XXII
Creating Secret Laws
Article XXIII
Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act
Article XXIV
Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment
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Article XXV
Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens   

Article XXVI
Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements

Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)

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