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Is Kucinich the Only Courageous Member of Congress?

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A year ago, Americans voted for change. We were sick of the war. We were sick of a Congress that gave Bush and Cheney everything he asked for, and blessed their illegal war, their policy of torture, their illegal spying, and their endless abuses of power.

We expected the new Congress to do everything possible to turn things around and put this country back on track.

But, it hasn't happened.

With a handful of exceptions, which have been few and far between, nothing has changed.

And so Rep. Dennis Kucinich's renewed efforts to impeach Dick Cheney will go nowhere. But at least he has the courage to try.

Yesterday, Kucinich stood on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and introduced his resolution for the impeachment of Richard B. Cheney based on Cheney's manipulation of the intelligence process to deceive Americans in the run-up to the war in Iraq, and for threatening aggression against Iran absent any threat to the U.S.

The House voted to send it to the Judiciary Committee, where it is expected to rot.

But can anyone really argue with Kucinich's allegations?

>> Read the text of the resolution and supporting documentation.

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Mary Shaw is a Philadelphia-based writer and activist, with a focus on politics, human rights, and social justice. She is a former Philadelphia Area Coordinator for the Nobel-Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International, and her views (more...)
 

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