Saturday, March 25, 2006

I Weep for USA

The president admits to violating federal law to conduct unconstitutional surveillance on Americans, and the opposition party is worried that calling for his impeachment is a "distraction" from "more important" issues.

A Zogby International poll showed that 51 percent of respondents agreed that Bush should be impeached if he lied about Iraq, a far greater percentage than believed President Bill Clinton should be impeached during the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal.


Democrats remain far from unified. Prominent party leaders -- and a large majority of those in Congress -- distance themselves from the effort. They say the very word is a distraction, that talk of impeachment and censure reflect the polarization of politics. Activists spend too many hours dialing Democratic politicians and angrily demanding impeachment votes, they say.


"Impeachment is an outlet for anger and frustration, which I share, but politics ain't therapy," said Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts liberal who declined to sign the Conyers resolution. "Bush would much rather debate impeachment than the disastrous war in Iraq."

Frank ignores the fact that arguing impeachment would be arguing Iraq. Part of the charge against Mr. Bush is that he lied the US into the war in Iraq, which war has proven a disaster. It's all connected, baby. You can walk and chew gum at the same time.


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