Impeach Bush, Cheney now


The only way that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are going to be stopped from pursuing “war” in Iraq is for both of them to be impeached and removed from office. Both of them are guilty of high crimes worthy of impeachment and removal from office. They have disregarded international treaties ratified by the Senate and signed into law by the executive branch.

When they decided to wage “wars” of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq, they sanctioned the killing of civilians, torture and false imprisonment. They have also violated the Constitution of the United States, specifically the Bill of Rights.

We went into Afghanistan to kill or capture Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden has neither been killed or captured, and he is no longer in Afghanistan. We should leave.

We invaded and occupied Iraq to capture and destroy weaspons of mass destruction. There were no WMDs. We should leave.

Both of those military actions represent wars of aggression that have killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians.

No war has ever been properly declared against Iraq, Afghanistan or “terror.” The use of force was authorized by Congress for those specific goals. Both military actions are now illegal and violate international law.

If Bush is allowed to finish his term, he will do what Republican presidents Ford, Reagan and George H.W. Bush are infamous for: pardoning the criminals who acted on his orders. Enough is enough.

Impeach and remove Bush and Cheney from office now, before it is too late.

Judson R. Duncan, Monmouth