An article scheduled to appear on November 24th in the Executive Intelligence Review, a potential scenario emerges that makes much sense. Most House Democrats right nowagree that 'impeachment is off the table', but will that change as the new series of oversight hearings in the various committees brings forth further stonewalling by the President and his minions? There is some logical thought to that possibility.
While I don't necessarily agree with the political philosophy of Lyndon LaRouche, many of the words in this particular article, 'Oversight hearings can lead strainght to Impeachment' has a solid ring to it.
In other news, Cindy Sheehan seems to be the biggest pusher for impeachment proceedings. her latest missive was in the Bay News on November 18th (read the article here), and, as expected, she frames the possibility in terms of justice for the servicements who have died in the current set of wars. Mrs. Sheehan has created Impeach for Change as her sounding board for impeachment of both Bush and Cheney. it will include a marcvh to Washington in January, 2007.
The Huffington Post today has a lead article by Russell Shaw on potential impeachment that is worth reading. His comments were incisive in their moderation. "Listen, the urge for revenge goes deep. You feel it. A Scorpio engrammed for revenge- I feel it. We were lied to, the Iraq War is unjust. And as we've seen on so many bumper stickers, "nobody died when Clinton lied."
But let the impeachment urge just be lust for now.
What we need to do in Congress the next two years is to not tie up the national discourse on who cooked the books about WMD, nibble at the edges, trying to pass the type of incremental health care and other reforms that help the American public without being transformative enough to earn a sure Presidential veto. And be a profound voice for downsizing in Iraq much sooner rather than later."
The debate is beginning to range from the serious to the ridiculous, but there is debate going on that may rise to enough noise that some investigation will be required. Among the more humerous is that going on in Muscogee, Oklahoma, where their Muscogee Phoenix reports, "This is the point of what our impeachment investigation of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney is all about here in Oklahoma. Not only do we think they have been guilty of crimes, but we think we can prove it with the grand jury investigation, and one of the punishments we will be asking the prosecutors to pursue is reimbursement of the costs to the United States from their misdeeds.
One instance would be the no-bid contracts to Halliburton and the expenses of the Iraq war, which were knowingly started by both men without a declaration of war from Congress. They knowingly did the aggression using the assets of the United States in a war that was started and conducted under false pretenses."
The next few months should be very interesting indeed.