Exclusive to OpEdNews:
General News

Kucinich Asks 'Is it Time for Impeachment?'

By DK  Posted by Nadia (about the submitter)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

CLEVELAND - March 19 - On the fourth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has asked his fellow Americans if it is time to consider impeachment of members of the Bush administration.

In a three-and-a-half minute video posted Monday on his campaign website and on YouTube.com, the Ohio Congressman said, "We are in an interesting condition in this country, where we are told to take impeachment off the table, and keep on the table a U.S. military attack against Iran."

Kucinich was referring to the long-standing insistence of some House Democrats that impeachment was "off the table" in Congress, and to the removal last week of a clause in the pending Iraq War appropriations bill that would have insisted the President come to Congress for approval before launching any military action against Iran.

"This past week, in the Congress of the United States, I noted that the administration has threatened aggressive war against Iran. This is a violation of the UN charter. ... It's illegal to threaten aggressive war against another nation. Iran has no ability to attack us. And they do not have the intention to attack the United States."

Kucinich asked people to join him in taking a stand on behalf of peace.

"We cannot let this administration go any deeper into this journey, into destroying democratic governance, trashing our Constitution, forgetting the very purpose of this nation. America was never meant to be a nation forever on the warpath. It was meant to be a nation which also had the capacity to 'Promote the General Welfare.' We need to reevaluate the direction of this administration by looking at its conduct in office, by determining whether it has faithfully followed the laws of our nation."


Kucinich said he was prepared to start the impeachment process.

In an address on the House floor last week he warned the administration that its actions toward Iran "already constitute a case to ask the question about impeachment."

On Monday, he traveled to London to meet with members of the British Parliament concerned about the war, and to give the keynote address at a large anti-war rally (http://www.stopwar.org.uk) to be held at Westminster on Tuesday.

In his video, Kucinich asked if others also think it is time to go down the road to impeachment. Responses to his video can be posted on his campaign web site:

 

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Editor

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Will Kucinich Reintroduce HR6200- Hand Counted Paper Ballots?

Kucinich Introduces Legislation To Immediately End Iraq War: Contact Congress in Support

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
3 people are discussing this page, with 3 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Is it now time for impeachment? The question alone... by Bill Cain on Monday, Mar 19, 2007 at 9:20:22 PM
   Why didn't you post the web addre... by rhalfhill on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 12:51:08 AM
Add it to the list of comments... http://kuci... by Nadia on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 12:10:54 PM