With increasing evidence of Bush lies to the American people, there are increasing calls for Bush's impeachment. The corporate news stations can talk about Aruba and lost cub scouts all they want: the countless voices calling for impeachment constitute the real news story of today.
McGovern, a former high-ranking CIA official, had this to say:
Wouldn’t it be better if rather than making $30,000 speeches, George Tenent came before Congress and the American people and told us about the conversation he had, or didn’t have, with the head of British intelligence regarding the WMD issue," said McGovern this week in a lengthy telephone conversation regarding a wide variety of subjects, including the infamous Downing Street Memo, a document which has even been authenticated by Prime Minister Tony Blair."Other people ask me, well, maybe President Bush wasn’t aware of Iraqi intelligence. What a question! To those critics I simply ask: What’s worse, I ask you? A President who lied to the American people about what he knew or a President who made a decision to send innocent Americans to war without knowing or even bothering to uncover the truth? This is why we need to know the truth and set the record straight and nothing less is acceptable.
Logical Purgatory has a detailed post on impeachment, which includes the following nugget:
The people of America have been categorically lied to. The lies of our administration have resulted in the death of 1600 hundred American soldiers, a large hit to our economy, and over a billion dollars a week worth of national debt. It rallied the terrorists against us, raised oil prices, and squandered the diplomatic good will created toward us after 9/11, we are now placed lower the North Korea in international opinion polls. However, this is not what angers me; a president is free to make unpopular decisions. However, when our president lied to us, he directly and purposely lied about making these unpopular decisions. George Bush is no different from Richard Nixon and far worse then Bill Clinton. When those people lied, there were not any long-term negative geopolitical consequences.
Corrente argues for impeachment, saying that Republicans "lowered the bar" for Clinton, so why not Bush?
And if lying about a blowjob is an impeachable offense, why isn't lying about the casus belli for a war that cost thousands of American dead, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead?
This and That agrees:
But the fact that closer to 10,000 dead American soldiers have died in an illegal war, should be enough to force Bush's resignation, and probable impeachment. My God, Clinton had sex in the White House and did not kill a soul in the White House, and was impeached. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
Cut to the Chase asks people to take a long, honest look at what's been happening:
I'm not telling you to believe me when I say I think Mr. Bush's actions should have removed him from office years ago, despite the outcome of another cooked election in 2004. Instead, I'm asking you to do your own research, search your own mind and soul, talk with your friends and family members, and reach your own conclusions. If you find, like me, that Mr. Bush has committed high crimes, then you have the responsibility given to all of us 229 years ago by our founders to demand an inquiry and impeachment proceedings.
Other bloggers calling for impeachment include: Peter Westre, Difference of Opinion, and From Where I Sit.