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Kucinich Asks 'Is it Time for Impeachment?'

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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:

 

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