Archive for the 'impeachment' Category

30
Jun
08

You Can’t Have Him

I fully agree that this ad seems a little contrived and is definitely cheesy, but the concept is correct.  People are not paying enough attention to McCain’s stance on the Iraq war.  I know the economy sucks and that’s a pressing issue for all of us, but while we’re being steered to pay attention to the economy, people are still dying in Iraq, and familes are separated.  According to McCain, things could be that way for a very long time.  Long enough that my son could actually be affected by this stupid, illegal, and immoral war.  I agree with Alex’s mom.  i will travel to the ends of the Earth if I have to, but Mr. McCain, YOU CANNOT HAVE MY SON. EVER.

4,110 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq (again, this number does not reflect those who have died of injuries once they have air-lifted out of the country) 30,247 Us soldiers have been wounded in Iraq

17
Jun
08

Flood of Incompetence

Wouldn’t it be nice if, during this time of a national environmental crisis, in which towns are being leveled by tornadoes and swept away by floods, we had some sort of force – a National Guard, perhaps – to help these towns and cities clean up and rebuild?  Wouldn’t it have been wonderful is some past President had thought of a situation in which we might need such a “Reserve Army” if you will, and had made provisions for such a thing?  And if a President had done so, wouldn’t it be a little irresponsible (maybe even slightly criminal) for a current President to commit that force elsewhere, out of the country which they had taken an oath to serve, to fight a foreign enemy on foreign soil and leave them there for an extended length of time, even when they are needed despareately at home?  Might that not be a reason for impeachment, especially if it had happened more than once during a particular President’s term?

26
Aug
07

He Asked For It

So why can’t he get itIraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he would like to see the US begin to withdraw troops now.  If you’ll remember, he said the same thing a few weeks ago, but an embarrassed Bush Administration made him take it back.  Now the GOP is working to undermine the leader they practically hand-picked for Iraq.  The National Intelligence Estimate said that the intelligence community has little faith in the Iraqi leaders. So please, somebody, anybody, give me a reasonable explanation for why we are still fighting this illegal and immoral war.

23
Aug
07

More Questions, Fewer Answers

By now most people have seen the video of Dick Cheney talking about Iraq in 1994.  If you haven’t, or you feel the need to refresh your memory, here it is:

Remember now?  Okay, so the other day President Bush said that pulling out of Iraq now would create a problem similar to what the United States encountered when it left Vietnam and that the Iraqi government would collapse under to pressure of actually having to run their own country.  Now, think about all that we’ve been hearing lately about the Troop Surge and how well it’s working.  Got it?  Okay.  So if the Troop Surge is working so well and morale is so high, why are soldiers writting letters about how important it is for us to get the hell out of Iraq?  If the Troop Surge is working, then why are US officials losing hope for a democracy in Iraq?  If the Troop Surge is working, why is the Army considering another troop build-up in the fall, especially when we don’t have the numbers to be able to pull it off?

Thankfully some of our younger citizens are seeing the light and taking matters into their own hands rather than waiting for two thirds of the adults in the United States to WAKE UP and pay attention to what’s going on in the world.  Maybe they can figure out why we’re actually in Iraq, since their teachers, parents, and the media don’t know.  And really, truly, how long can you live with yourself if this goes on and YOU have done nothing to try and stop it?

3,722 US soldiers killed in Iraq.  27,506 US soldiers wounded in IraqShame on you, America.

10
Aug
07

The Pro-War Movement

The war in Iraq is not going well, and it couldn’t possibly be due to anything the US is or is not doing.  No.  The problem in Iraq is… IRAN.  That’s right, folks. The US Generals left in Iraq are now telling us that one of the reasons they can’t “get the job done” in Iraq is because weapons and money are pouring in from Iran.  Though the President of Iraq is currently denying ANY involvement, I can’t imagine this will have much impact if President Bush decides that he wants to start another war.  Let’s remember that we went into Iraq even though they had NOTHING to do with the attacks on 9/11.  We have to impeach Bush and Cheney now, before they have the opportunity to do any more damage.  Even if we can’t get them out of office, the procedings should keep them busy enough to prevent them destroying us completely.

29
Jul
07

Revolt?

I think this question has larger implications for the nation as a whole.  People are tired, they’re sick, and they want to be able to do something about it.  Most people are aware that there is election fraud (even if they’re not sure about the past two Presidential elections) and they no longer trust their government.  The people they elected recently aren’t doing their jobs, and neither is the media.

 “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

The inscription of the Statue of Liberty is something we should pay more attention to.  We are the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses.  We are sick.  We need refuge from the illegal and immoral workings within our own government.  We want the freedom that comes with a government FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE.  Until we have that, we are the homeless.  It’s time to breathe free.

18
Jul
07

Impeachment and the Anti-War Movement

There are many arguments being made that the impeachment discussion is taking away from the anti-war movement.  Some argue that while both are important, stopping the war takes precidence over political rhetoric.  I agree that a united front is much more effective than a divided one, and the call for impeachment does distract the media from the illegal and immoral war (that we are LOSING) being fought in Iraq; however, I think it’s incredibly important that we remember who is responsible for the occupation of a country that has done nothing to harm us and hold those people accountable.  If impeachment proceedings were started because President Clinton got a blow job, I can’t imagine why we haven’t has a serious national discussion about impeaching two men who have done more to destroy our country and what it stands for than nearly anyone else in history.  I will not support any candidate for President who does not support impeachment.

On the other hand, making sure that our young men and women stop dying in a country that had nothing to do with being attacked on 9/11 and finding out why we are in that country should be the focus of all Americans until all of our troops are home and defending OUR country.  The Senate has been debating the issue of troop withdraw, but some are sleeping on the job.  It is time to end this.

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [Isaiah 2:4]”

3,618 US Soldiers have been killed in Iraq, 26,695 US Soldiers have been wounded in Iraq




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