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Should President Bush Face Censure or Impeachment? (Recorded January 18, 2006)
By the Institute for Policy Studies, http://www.ips-dc.org
In December Michigan Congressman John Conyers (D) introduced a resolution (H. Res. 635) creating a Select Committee with subpoena authority to investigate the misconduct of the Bush Administration with regard to the Iraq war. Conyers resolution also wants a report on possible impeachable offenses. In addition, Rep. Conyers introduced Resolutions regarding both President Bush (H. Res. 636) and Vice-President Cheney (H. Res. 637) proposing that they be censured by Congress based on "indisputable evidence of unaccounted for misstatements and abuse of power in the public record". Did the Bush Administration commit crimes that warrant a congressional censure when it ordered surveillance of American citizens without a court warrant? Have the Administration's actions over the past three years in the handling of the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism presented a case for censure or impeachment?
David Swanson, After Downing Street www.afterdowningstreet.org
Marc Raskin, historian, co-founder, IPS
Moderator: John Cavanagh, Director, IPS