by Mentarch | 6/11/2008 11:09:00 AM
While these come too little too late, the articles of impeachment against President Bush presented to Congress are nevertheless historic.

For your information, here are the 35 articles of impeachment:



Article I
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq;

Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression;

Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War;

Article IV
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States;

Article V
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression;

Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114;

Article VII
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War;

Article VIII
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter;

Article IX
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor;

Article X
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes;

Article XI
Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq;

Article XII
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources;

Article XIIII
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries;

Article XIV
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency;

Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq;

Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors;

Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives;

Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy;

Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to "Black Sites" Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture;

Article XX
Imprisoning Children;

Article XXI
Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government;

Article XXII
Creating Secret Laws;

Article XXIII
Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act;

Article XXIV
Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment;

Article XXV
Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens;

Article XXVI
Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements;

Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply;

Article XXVIII
Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice;

Article XXIX
Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965;

Article XXX
Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare;

Article XXXI
Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency;

Article XXXII
Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change;

Article XXXIII
Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911;

Article XXXIV
Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001;

Article XXXV
Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders.
And thus these have been entered in the records of Congress.


(Cross-posted from APOV)

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Blogger Mentarch on 6/11/2008 11:15 AM:

It is interesting that each of these articles of impeachment constituted (or still constitute) a blogging subject by numerous progressive bloggers over the last seven years of so - to this day.

Just sayin' ...