Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 8 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEd News:
General News   

report on Alameda Impeach Bush meeting

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   No comments
Message carol wolman, MD
Become a Fan
  (13 fans)
Eight of us met at Norma Harrison's house, four of us new to the meetup. We reviewed events since our last meeting 3 weeks ago, mostly the encouraging election results, with the exception of the shameful and discouraging Ohio fraud. The question was raised- given the obvious tampering with machine results in Ohio, is the 2004 presidential election valid? This is still being investigated. If it is not valid, should there not be another election?

This was one of many questions asked during the lively meeting, as we shared information and sources of information. Highly recommended were Air America, and

We spent some time discussing impeachable offenses. Greatest focus was on lying us into war in Iraq. Recent polls show that over half of Americans believe that Bush lied to us in the runup to war, and the most recent Zogby poll shows that over 50% believe that Bush should be impeached if he lied. So it's likely that a majority of Americans want impeachment at this point, for that reason alone.

The torture issue came up next, with some discussion of a recent book by Janis Karpinski, who was the commanding general at Abu Ghraib when the torture policy was put into place. She tells all, pointing the finger squarely at Rumsfeld and Bush as the ones responsible. The comment was made that as Bush has the habit of firing those who disagree with him, he now has lots of disgruntled former employees who are willing to tell the truth and expose his lies.

The recent evidence that the Twin Towers came down via explosives and the planes were just a cover, was mentioned, along with the outing of Plame and the ongoing investigation.

Francis Boyle and Ramsey Clark were mentioned as authors of lists of impeachable offenses that are somewhat outdated. A more recent list from the impeachBushNOW list is appended below.

With so much evidence and so much public support for impeachment, why has a formal investigation not begun? The obvious answer is that the Republicans control the House. Still, House Republicans are starting to rebel, and have scuttled the Alaska oil drilling bill and the outrageous rob the poor to enrich the rich budget. Without Tom DeLay to bludgeon them into line, some moderate Republicans are starting to become sane.


We feel that, while we must wait until the 2006 elections to get rid of Bush and Cheney, so that we can replace them with a Democrat rather than with Dennis Hastert, current Speaker of the House, impeachment proceedings might well be started now. Bush is the kiss of death; since Katrina, he cannot do anything right. Lots of moderate Republicans would be glad to see him go. The House might actually be more open to impeachment now.

The GOP is traditionally opposed to the sort of pork barrel spending that we are seeing with the Bush admin, so addressing pocketbook issues might work with them. There was some discussion about linking the lying into war with unnecessary expenditures on an unnecessary war, with obvious cronyism going on- Halliburton and Carlyle, as possibly impeachable offenses that Republicans might care about.

It was pointed out that we don't need to prove impeachable offenses, we just need to show that there is enough suspicion to warrant a full investigation. We're at the arraignment phase. We also need to remind Congress that they serve at our pleasure, and to do the bidding of the people- and that impeachment is about crime, not politics.

Turning to what our small group can do, we mostly talked about outreach- how to bring in others in our area. We all agreed to talk to groups of which we are members- peace groups, social groups, churches, and talk up impeachment, as well as recruit people for our next meeting. Tabling and leafletting at events was mentioned. We agreed that internet activity is good, but where movement will really happen in on the street. Getting to know people in the office of our Representative, Barbara Lee, and working with that office on strategy was mentioned. One person reported that Lee's Congressional office referred us to the campaign office, to discuss impeachment.

Putting together an updated list of impeachable offenses is a priority.
Impeachment is peaceful, legal, and democratic.

In the name of the Prince of Peace, Carol Wolman

The following is from the impeachBushNOW list, sent by Jan Fry:

GW Bush.....impeachable offenses.... not necessarily in order

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Rate It | View Ratings

Carol Wolman, MD Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she is helping to distribute a Peace Plan for the Holy Land- email her for a copy. She also a film producer with Paradise Cove Productions, currently (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

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

Major Democrat Dirty Tricks in California

Why the resistance to 9-11 truth?

Breaking the Spell with 9-11 Truth

Why the resistance to 9-11 truth?- UPDATE

Fukushima update 11-15-14- All bad news- are we doomed?

Trump vs the People: A Psychiatrist's Analysis

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend