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Congressman Murtha, Impeachment IS An Option

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On CSPAN's Roundtable Conversation this past Friday, Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha stated that the United States would NOT be well served if a new majority Democratic House attempted to impeach George W. Bush. He also stated that Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds the same opinion. Said Murtha, "I think Nancy's taken the same position. She's said over and over again let's not talk about impeachment. Let's try to solve the problems of this country."

Then why not start by removing the nation's principal problem, George W. Bush? If Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Murtha want "to solve the problems of this country," removing George Bush would be a superb place to start. Especially since his presidency is the de facto creation of the idiot Drs. Frankenstein who currently occupy our Congress. Those who have fashioned this President into an overpowered, overindulged, overruling monster.

Odd that they've named this the "do nothing" Congress when they've obviously done way too much.

To those who attribute the re-creation of this Presidency to Mr. Cheney and Mr. Rove, I respond in the strongest Rumsfeldian terms, POPPYCOCK! Had the spineless Congress not voluntarily relinquished its power, chunky Rove and chubby Cheney would be nothing more than a pair of flabby men whom any adult could kick the living crap out of.

But no, rather than controlling the sibilant 'S', baby-talk Bush, both houses of Congress collapsed into a theatre of the absurd. Coerced, feckless and dedicated to their own demise, they created the unitary executive which severely diminished their power. And since only fools relinquish their power, this is a Congress of Fools. On both sides of the aisle.

Pelosi's spineless anti-impeachment position is nothing new. Neither is her disabuse of international anti-Bush/anti-American sentiment. Pelosi is so insulated from world opinion that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez actually shocked her when he publicly demeaned George Bush during his recent visit to the United Nations. True Chavez was a bit over-the-top, but at least his weapons were 'words', and not the torture, guns, bombs, depleted uranium, and body burning phosphorous that are the weapons of choice for George Bush. Nonetheless, Pelosi deemed Chavez "a thug" and vehemently defended George Bush.

New York Democrat and Harlem Representative Charlie Rangel also defended Bush against Chavez. "You don't come into my country. You don't come into my congressional district and you don't condemn my president!" declared Rangel. An interesting statement from Rangel since Bush [his president] would gladly sacrifice Rangel's constituents to unnecessary war, while Chavez, the 'thug," offers Rangel's constituents the oil they need to keep warm.


Perhaps for well-mannered diplomats, polished elites, and scared-out-of-their-minds delegates from developing lands, Chavez was surprisingly out of turn. Nonetheless, many concurred with what he said. The truth: George W. Bush is despised. George W. Bush acts like he rules the world. George W. Bush expects other nations to abide by his commands.

The truth: George W. Bush, not Osama bin Laden, is the most hated man in the world.

And just as most Americans want to eliminate bin Laden, the rest of the world wants to eliminate George Bush. And just as most Americans despise the followers of bin Laden, the rest of the world despises the followers of George Bush. Even though at least half of Americans don't support George Bush, much of the world believes they do.

Continuing with Friday's CSPAN Roundtable Conversation, Chris Mondics, Washington Correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer, asked Congressman Murtha his feelings on impeachment.

What follows are Representative Murtha's own words on impeachment which were principally uninterrupted, interspersed with my personal comments, as if this were an actual discussion on impeachment between Jack Murtha and me...

Murtha: "I tell you I hear that every place I go. I was just in Beverly Hills. I was amazed at the number of people who wanted to impeach President Bush. I was in New York and they wanted to impeach President Bush. I was in Florida and they wanted to impeach President Bush."

Me: One might surmise that if that many people want George Bush impeached, perhaps their wish should be honored.

MURTHA: "I've been through two impeachments. The first impeachment was when I came in and Nixon was the President.... I don't think the public as a whole is ready for impeachment. It's a very laborious process where you have to look, think, have a committee look into it."

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