Human Rights and Impeachment DayTen Reasons to Impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney
I ask Congress to impeach
President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the following reasons:
Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal "War of Aggression"
against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the
public, misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional
authorization, and subjecting our military personnel to unnecessary harm,
debilitating injuries, and deaths.
2. Violating U.S. and international law
by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of
deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red
3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans,
legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and
without access to counsel.
4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting
civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons,
including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.
Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the
phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.
6. Violating the
Constitution by using "signing statements" to defy hundreds of laws passed by
7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in
2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.
8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda
and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information,
and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD
proliferation for political retribution.
9. Subverting the Constitution and
abusing Presidential power by asserting a "Unitary Executive Theory" giving
unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the
Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing
legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane
Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11,
2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.