Impeach Bush--Index 46
The American people want leadership in Congress and Harry Reid has proven he can't deliver. Off with his head...
The fact that big spending republicans could claim to be fiscal conservatives was pure fiction - manufactured and disseminated by the media. Reagan created more debt than all the presidents before him combined - how conservative was that. Bush simply extended the idiocy of the Reagan years.
McCarthyism and WMD have three things in common. They both required a republican congress, a republican president and a willing media.
More evidence of war crimes.An Impeachable Offense
If only the US House had the same courage.
Democrats still don't get it. Bush will sign the bill into law and then issue another signing statement saying he won't follow the law. The ONLY remedy is impeachment and removal from office.
Sam Nunn was the Democrat Senator who pushed banning qualified gays. His short-sightedness haunts us even today.
A few years ago President Clinton tried to allow gays to serve openly (there have always been gays but "don't ask" required them to lie) in the military...and he was shot down. Apparently short-sighted people thought it'd never come to this - recruiting unqualified criminals instead of highly educated and motivated gays. Thousands of qualified gays were discharged from the military since "don't ask" was passed. Members of Congress who now say they support our troops didn't support gay troops. They supported bigotry and prejudice instead.
The GOP depended on fake science created by Exxon to do justify doing nothing. A few months ago "The Royal Society" (UK science academy) demanded Exxon stop funding fake science. Where were US scientists?
We're looking at history again. The Bush White House will go down in history as being the most incompetent and the most corrupt.
Some of us wondered how Ari Fleischer could get up and lie to our faces day after day. It seems it was easier than we thought - the White House simply lied to him. We should note that on 911 and shortly thereafter, Fleischer incorrectly said Air Force One had been targeted by terrorists. This mistake (lie) was unknown to him but Cheney and Bush knew it was a lie. The Secret Service debunked the mistake on 911 but the White House continued to lie about it for weeks.
A child stuck in a man's body.
Howard was censured by the Australian Senate in 2003 shortly after the war began because he lied about WMD. At the time (2003) the US media was still carrying the water for Bush's lies about war and excuses for war.
Obama's response was nice but I'd have gone for the gut - saying his own senate censored him for lying about WMD.
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In a few days or weeks the Bush debt will hit the $3 trillion mark. This government chart shows what happens when presidents cut taxes (Reagan and Bush).
It can't be stressed enough. The Pentagon received a 61% increase in spending and it used this money to lose a war in a country that has no military. The military is utterly incompetent. Imagine if it had to fight a real war - a war with a country that was armed to the teeth.
Rule #1: When confronted with reality, the media will instead push GOP Talking Points and lies. After the damage is done - the truth always comes out and the media looks incompetent.
Now that congress can finally wee the intelligence for the first time, we learn the intelligence was contrived and manipulated. Is there any crime this White House didn't commit?An Impeachable Offense
Another big lie bites the dust. Congress is only now able to see the intelligence Bush used to take us to war. Previously Bush said Congress had access to same intelligence he had - he was lying.An Impeachable Offense
Enumerating the damage is nearly impossible; the US presidency lay in ruin, the reputation of the US isn't far behind, the US media looks pathetically weak, the Congress looks weaker, the military can't win a war in a country that has no military and also looks weak. All in all, Bush's war did one thing - it exposed how weak this country has become.
The era of making foreign policy based on guesses, lies and supposition appear to be over. What took so long?
It seems PBS reporters aren't as easily bought off or manipulated as network news reporters. After the war started a poll was done and it showed that PBS viewers were the most informed people in the country. On the other hand 80% of Fox Viewers believed something about the war that was no true. I can see why he (and the GOP) want it to go away.
The irony is the media still thinks republicans are strong on defense when in reality all they do is give them new toys to play with. Losing wars and buying worthless equipment doesn't make us look stronger. In fact, I'd suggest all this new technology hasn't helped us one iota. We still lose wars - in this case, against a country that has military. The US military has never looked weaker. So, give them more toys.
Why hasn't this man been fired yet?
Democrats need to pick up only a few seats to have a veto proof senate. They can easily destroy republicans who vote for more troops and especially republicans who refuse to allow open debate.
IMO, the debate is over and the GOP lost. They can't win wars and they can't balance the budget. What can they do?
Imagine a $1 trillion tax increase...try to imagine it.
Bush and the GOP don't support his own war. If he did, they'd support a tax increase to pay for it like every other generation. Bush has created nearly $3 trillions of debt - almost twice as much as Reagan (and we thought Reagan was bad). It's time to accept the basic fact that Bush and the GOP are delusional and unworthy of power...for the rest of time.
People who support(ed) this war (a war for no reason) are morally obligated to undo what they've done. It's an interesting coincidence that church-goes are the biggest supporters of this war - and they are the most immoral people in the country.
The GOP gave oil companies tax breaks when they had record profits and now the poor have to pay for it. If there's a single republican with an ounce of decency let him speak now.
An entire generation is growing up learning that republicans don't stand for what they say. They say they want debate, then they vote against it. They say they want balanced budgets and then they vote for tax cuts. Hagel is like Specter - all huff and puff. Neither man stands for anything and when push comes to shove they both their party over everything else. This generation knows republicans can't be trusted.
As Bush is forced to back away from his war-mongering it would be wise for Democrats to say publicly that if he invades Iran he'll be impeached and removed from office. This will force Bush to invade or look weaker than he already is.
Israel and the US supported wars in Lebanon and Iraq which are putting these two countries into civil war (along with others). War in the Middle East keeps Israelis preoccupied so they can ignore the failed policies of their government and in the US, Bush's failures have led to oil companies reaping record profits for years. War has become a made-for-tv diversion, not a necessity.
The media is still in White House spin mode. Instead of reporting income and spending and deficits, it states only what the WH wants - more military spending. Few if any bother to report on how any of it's going to be paid for (with more borrowing).
How much more proof do we need that Cheney outed a CIA operative?An Impeachable Offense
Imagine if every US soldier who killed someone in Afghanistan or Iraq was charged with murder. In war, we kill and they kill. Why is it called murder only when they do it?An Impeachable Offense
The Bush White House has a long record of changing charges against detainees when other charges fall apart. This alone should prove how utterly worthless the charges are.An Impeachable Offense
No matter how fast the economy grows it can never grow fast enough to pay for tax cuts - ergo, another round of record debt after a major tax cuts. Another Reagan-like economic disaster.
By now most Americans have to know the GOP can't be trusted with major issues like national defense. It's time for Reid and others to understand the GOP exists for the sole purpose of defending the failures of Bush. Dems should act accordingly.