Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 | To James Goldsborough, (“On Impeaching Bush“) – I do disagree with your negative opinion about impeachment. Impeachment of the president would not simply be a case of Democratic retaliation against Republican attempts to “get” Clinton.
More importantly neither is it merely a case of strategic errors of planning. When one decides to go to war pre-emptively, one plans to kill and overpower. Moral discussion is laid aside. This war clearly is a case of deliberate misrepresentation and lies, with the specific intent to invade Iraq based on false and concocted information. It was perpetrated in defiance of American, UN and universal principles of law and humanity.
How can “we all” be at fault if citizens base their approval of the war on lies and media omissions of crucial information that would verify Constitutional and moral violations?
Consider carefully that the president, the media and some common folk discuss the war only in terms of “winning or losing.” If the war itself is illegal and a crime against the Iraqis (and others), why are we wasting our time about victory when the war itself is illegal? How much more delusional can we get?
As to others involved in this horrendous fiasco – the CIA, FBI, various elected officials – all should be subjected to thorough independent investigation promptly and charged accordingly.