God Bless Us, Every One

By Jack Lessenberry, Detroit Metro Times

Here’s an indication of how crazy and sick things are in this country today: Last week, I heard an anchor on CNN casually mention words to the effect that U.S. Sen. John McCain and the president’s national security adviser “were still meeting in an attempt to reach a compromise on torture policy.

Wingers Now Having to Argue that Clinton Should Not Have Been Impeached

By News Hounds

Napolitano: in retrospect, Clinton crime not impeachable offense

Newsweek Uses the I Word

Newsweek's Howard Fineman begins an article with the headline: "The 'I Word'" and this subheadline: "Expect 2006 to offer up Nixon-era nastiness and a chorus of calls to impeach Bush." And he ends with this paragraph:

Bush’s Abuse of Power Deserves Impeachment

By Joe Conason, The New York Observer

Recklessly and audaciously, George W. Bush is driving the nation whose laws he swore to uphold into a constitutional crisis. He has claimed the powers of a medieval monarch and defied the other two branches of government to deny him. Eventually, despite his party’s monopoly of power, he may force the nation to choose between his continuing degradation of basic national values and the terrible remedy of impeachment.

Appeals Court Rejects U.S. Bid to Transfer Terror Suspect

By NEIL A. LEWIS, New York Times

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 - A federal appeals court delivered a stunning rebuke to the Bush administration today, refusing to allow the transfer of Jose Padilla from military custody to civilian law enforcement authorities to face terrorism charges in criminal court.

Bush's impeachable offense

Yes, the president committed a federal crime by wiretapping Americans, say constitutional scholars, former intelligence officers and politicians. What's missing is the political will to impeach him.

The law is king

The notion of absolute executive power has a venerable history, but it lacks an American pedigree.
By Sidney Blumenthal, www.salon.com

Dec. 22, 2005 | President Bush's explanations of why he is justified in ordering domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency have shifted with every news cycle. He has sent out Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to bolster his justifications. (Rice averred that she was "not a lawyer" before repeating the talking points.) Bush personally tried to suppress disclosure by the New York Times, which had held the story for more than a year before breaking it, by summoning Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and editor Bill Keller to the Oval Office on Dec. 6.

Publication of All London Peace Conference Sessions


Traprock Peace Center has just published to the internet its
comprehensive coverage (audio, photos and video) of the London
International Peace Conference, held on December 10, 2005.

Leak probe not seen to end with Rove, lawyers say

By Jason Leopold, www.RawStory.com

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is not expected to shut down his investigation into the leak of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson when he finishes his inquiry of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's role in the leak, lawyers close to the probe said.

Will Republican Senators Save the Republic?

By Ray McGovern
t r u t h o u t | Perspective

I'll say this for Vice President Dick Cheney: he puts it right out there, whether it is trying to ensure legal protection for those torturing prisoners, or insisting - as he did on Tuesday - that in wartime the president "needs to have his powers unimpaired." And Cheney and Bush would have us believe it is they who define the constitutional powers of the president.

Conyers on Democracy Now


AMY GOODMAN: We welcome you to Democracy Now!, Congressmember Conyers.

REP. JOHN CONYERS: Good morning, and it's always good to be with you, Amy. It’s a wonderful program that you have. Your earlier segment ties almost into this, with the groups being harassed, and tried to be connected to political -- to al-Qaeda when it's pretty clear that that's not the case. Now, what we're doing is trying to put this into a outline of moving forward, and so, on the closing hours of the session over the weekend, I introduced House Resolution 635, which creates a select committee to investigate the administration's intent to go to war before they received congressional authorization and manipulation of pre-war intelligence and encouraging and countenancing torture of detainees and retaliating against critics and to make recommendations regarding possible grounds for impeachment.

Coercion Marred Iraq Elections: Experts

United Press International

Washington - Iraq's elections were marked by widespread intimidation and coercion by paramilitary groups, experts said Tuesday.

"This election appears to have suffered from very many problems. The reports have become overwhelming," Leslie Campbell, regional director of Middle East and North African programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, told a meeting at the Center for American Progress, a think tank headed by John Podesta, President Bill Clinton's former chief of staff.

Another Use of Wiretapping to Catch a Terrorist

By Larry C Johnson, NoQuarter

An old friend, Paul Kaihla, who writes for Business 2.0, reminded me he had published a piece 4 years ago that highlighted one of the challenges of tracking terrorist targets. While this example falls outside the current debate about phone intercepts inside the United States, the technological challenge is the same. The fundamental point is that the law enforcement and intelligence community can deal with the threat. If they need new authorities they should seek them. But ignoring laws is not a prerogative of the President or any leader for that matter.

Granny D Says http://impeachthesonofabitch.com/


Times don't get more serious than this; it is time for the most serious of measures.

Every American generation has a moment when it is called upon to do its part to preserve the freedom and higher values of our country. This is our moment.

Camp Casey Los Angeles

Camp Casey Los Angeles

This week 12/23 Cindy Sheehan will be joining our vigil

Just a reminder that every friday Los Angeles area Gold Star Families for Peace along with Military Familes Speak Out, Orange County, Code Pink and the Camp Casey Peace movement are setting up a Camp Casey outside of Cal Sen. Diane Feinsteins office.We are now in the 4th week of our encampment. We will be there from 3pm to 6 pm waiting for her to answer the questions posed to her in September by Cindy Sheehan. For What Noble cause are our kids dying ? How many more lives are she willing to sacrifice for this Noble cause? And, what is she doing to bring an end to the US occupation of Iraq? Until she answers these questions we will be there.

From "It Was Legal" To "I Am Lazy": The George Bush Domestic Spy Story

By David Sirota

Another day, yet another new and wholly different explanation from the Bush administration about its illegal domestic spying operation.

BBC To Air Iraq War Debate

Zogby Leads Winning Side, Calling for US Withdrawal
Contact: Mira H. Browne, (202) 429-9210, mbrowne@aaiusa.org

On December 31 and January 1, 2006, BBC World will air "The Doha Debates

Fewer African-Americans Enlisting in the Military

By Drew Brown, Knight Ridder

WASHINGTON - Fewer African-Americans are joining the Army, a trend likely to make it harder to keep the all-volunteer military at full strength.

The percentage of African-Americans among all those who signed up for active-duty Army service fell from 24 percent in 2000 to 14 percent in 2005, according to Army statistics. That's the lowest percentage since 1973, when the draft ended and the all-volunteer military began, say David R. Segal and Mady Wechsler Segal, sociologists with the University of Maryland's Center for Research on Military Organization.

Iraqis Glad 2005 Over, Dim Hopes for 2006

By Dahr Jamail and Arkan Hamed
Inter Press Service

Baghdad - Despite the parliamentary elections last week and temporary ease in violence, Iraqis remain bitter about the outgoing year, and sceptical of 2006.

The Breaking Strain

By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Perspective, www.truthout.org

The framers of the Constitution devised an elaborate system of checks and balances to ensure our liberty by making sure that no person, institution or branch of government became so powerful that a tyranny could be established in the United States of America. Impeachment is one of the checks the framers gave the Congress to prevent the executive or judicial branches from becoming corrupt or tyrannical.

First Step Towards Impeachment? Conyers Introduces Bills to Censure Bush and Cheney


We speak with Congressman John Conyers (D - MI) introduced measures to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney for misleading lawmakers on the decision to go to war in Iraq. Conyers is also seeking the creation of a select committee to investigate the Administration's possible crimes and make recommendations regarding grounds for impeachment.

Audio and Video from London

Hear 8 Speakers on Holding Bush and Blair to Account, with John Rees video

David Swanson, AfterDowningStreet, and John Rees, Stop the War Coalition. photos © 2005 Charles Jenks

Lawmaker Wants Bush and Cheney Censured

By Associated Press

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., called Tuesday for Congress to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney, saying they misled lawmakers on the decision to go to war in Iraq.

John McLaughlin Dazed and Confused

By Larry C. Johnson, NoQuarter.typepad.com

Having watched former Deputy CIA Director John Mclaughlin spend the day trying to back and fill for President Bush's decision to circumvent the FISA Court procedure (which occurred during Mclaughlin's tenure), we begin to understand why the CIA declined so badly under his watch. Mclaughlin argues, as always, in a calm, polite voice--the quintessential bureaucrat--that the threat is new and terrorists move too quick. Now, either he's lying, which I don't think, or he spent too much time cloistered at the Headquarters in McLean and is sadly misinformed. The so-called "new practice," where terrorists call on one phone, dump it, pick up a new phone, dump it, and so on, was pioneered by the Colombian drug cartels, among others, more than ten years ago. DEA, while facing some challenges, has actually become quite adept at chasing these guys while working within the constraints of FISA. Surely Mclaughlin is not asking us to believe that the intelligence community is too stupid to learn lessons from DEA?

Audio of Bush Saying Wiretaps Require a Court Order

Our good friend Michael Jay sent us this audio recording and transcript of Bush saying, last year, that wiretaps require a court order and that nothing has changed, "because we value the

Canadian Torture Charges Against Bush Rejected – LAW Promises Another Appeal

In a brief judgment today, Madam Justice Deborah Satanove of the Supreme Court of British Columbia rejected an appeal by the Canadian-based Lawyers Against the War (LAW) against the staying of torture charges laid against President George W. Bush last year. The judgment, which came after three weeks of deliberation but was less than five pages in length, declared the appeal "an abuse of process". Relying on a contested nine-word passage in the transcript of the secret hearing held last year, Judge Satanove declared that the real intentions of LAW were "to use the criminal procedure as a forum to express political views". According to the court, the passage could be read as a disavowal by LAW of any intention to seek the issuance of a summons or warrant against the US President. The judge ignored all the other arguments on both sides of the case.

Censure and Impeachment

Censure and Impeachment
By David Swanson, censurebush.org

Censure is not the enemy of impeachment, any more than impeaching Bush prevents impeaching Cheney. We have a tendency to jump five steps ahead of ourselves in order to find imaginary problems.


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