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Biden: Bush should be impeached if he moves on Iran


By NICOLE GAUDIANO, Gannett News Service

WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Biden said during the CNN Democratic debate Thursday that he told President Bush personally he should be impeached if he takes the country to war with Iran.

Biden's comments came in response to a question from an audience member, who feared her Marine son might have to serve in Iran after having served three tours of duty in Iraq.

Asked how he would keep the country out of an additional war, Biden said he wouldn't "ratchet up the winds of war" as the Senate did with its vote declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.

"The way to do this is, keep quiet, hush up and do what I told the president personally ... If he takes the country to war in (Iran) without a vote in Congress, which will not exist, then he should be impeached," Biden said.

Biden began the debate in Las Vegas fighting for air time as the frontrunners argued over whether Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton shifts positions on key issues.

Apparently feeling ignored, Biden said American people "don't give a darn" about such exchanges and drew laughter when he said, "I'm not criticizing any of the three people who are always the ones that get to talk all of the time."

Answering a later question on Pakistan, Biden said he didn't think the United States should maintain the same level of aid to the country, where the President Pervez Musharraf has suspended the constitution.

Biden said he warned Musharraf that he would move to take away his military aid if he didn't hold fair elections and take off his uniform. Musharraf's dual role of president and army chief was being challenged by the country's Supreme Court when he imposed a state of emergency.

As president, Biden said he would pursue a policy that aids the Pakistani middle class for things such as education instead of its military.

On the domestic front, Biden said he would support judges that believe in a right to privacy and support the landmark abortion-rights decision, Roe v. Wade. He said his first appointee would be a woman.

Biden, who previously chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the court has enough professors on the bench and that he and former President Bill Clinton had discussed the need for appointees who "knew what it was like to live life."

"I want someone who ran for dog catcher," he said.

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To posit impeachment as an appropriate RESPONSE to an attack on Iran misses the target by a country mile. Come on, Biden. This President is already up to his smirk in impeachable offenses. The time to impeach is before and not after a new high in catastrophic blunders occurs. These things can't be undone, Senator, as you must have observed.

Am pro choice and pro life worth living. As I wrote to Bela Pelosi and Biden, the timing is not right to offer daughter birth control after she gets unintentionally pregnant. Even writing that makes me sick. Let us put good works together and help prevent Cheney/Bush from attacking Iran. Write Sen Webb and get your own senator to co-sign his letter reminding Bush that it would be illegal to attack Iran without congressional approval. The little things become very big in their game.

Am pro choice and pro life worth living. As I wrote to Bela Pelosi and Biden, the timing is not right to offer daughter birth control after she gets unintentionally pregnant. Even writing that makes me sick. Let us put good works together and help prevent Cheney/Bush from attacking Iran. Write Sen Webb and get your own senator to co-sign his letter reminding Bush that it would be illegal to attack Iran without congressional approval. The little things become very big in their game.

Ron Paul also says the same thing as you said, we should not go to war without a declaration nor approval from congress.

Biden's comments came in response to a question from an audience member, who feared her Marine son might have to serve in Iran after having served three tours of duty in Iraq.

I am surprised that an actual marine mom was allowed to ask a question. About 1% of Americans are serving on active duty military, and about half of the family members of those serving in the military are still drinking the koolaid of denial.

"I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign."
http://www.votersforpeace.us/

Bush should be impeached fro many reasons, why wait till he has done more damage?

Our elected representatives have taken an oath to protect and uphold the constitution. If they have reason to believe that impeachable acts have taken place, or charges have been filed, they have a duty and obligation to investigate these charges. This has nothing to do with any political party or personality; it is a requirement of their office! To abandon this obligation is to condone treason or other high crimes etc. and therefore become a party to crimes. Try to remember this when next you vote! Why should any one of us vote for anyone that is too crooked or to cowardly to honor their 'oath of office'?

Demanding that our ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES uphold the Constitution and follow the laws of this country is good citizenship. To do less is dishonoring those that have fought for and died to establish a country that we have inherited. We have given up so many of our 'rights' that we are now living in a country that has instituted 'martial law', the yellow media and our government doesn’t have the backbone to admit this!!

the amazing thing about Joe Biden is that he's willing to let tens of thousands of Iranian citizens to be bombed or immediately killed by mass murderer and war mongerer george w. bush before taking any action.

if the police state here in this country had actionable intelligence that specified that a huge mass murder was about to be perpetrated and then failed to act on it till after the crime had been committed, then that would also be quite insane and ridiculous.

Biden knows that bush and cheney are going to strike Iran, but he's not willing to do anything to stop the mass murder till it is too late for all of the people in Iran who will be irreparably harmed and killed in this genocide that bush and cheney want to carry out to keep Iran from continuing to accept only euro's for oil payments, not funny money worthless u.s. currency. to let these murderers do this strictly to punish a nation for not accepting counterfeit money for oil payments is absolutely criminal beyond belief.

Biden is a war criminal if he fails to prevent this murder of tens if not hundreds of thousands of Iranians by the bush crime family and PNAC.

In light of his anti-war stance, his comments that privacy over-rides one's right to life is playing politics at best . and repulsive at worst. I guess every agenda has its own jargon to whitewash what IS really IS.

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