Thursday, February 01, 2007

President George W. Bush: Impeachable?

Certainly, he is. But will he be impeached? I doubt it. The idealist in me says that Congress should impeach him, for he has, at the very least, the appearance of having committed some serious crimes, one of which is what the link below describes, when he authorized wire tapping without FISA approval.

But the pragmatist in me says, "Let's not be so hasty." You see, we'd have to impeach Cheney along with Bush (Cheney may be on his way out anyway, with what's coming out in the "Scooter" Libby trial) and that would be really ugly for the country. Nobody wants to go through another Watergate or Monica Lewinski ordeal.

And nobody really thinks Nancy Pelosi is presidential material.

However, as soon as Bush and Cheney are out of office, I think federal investigations need to begin and charges need to be made against both former presidents. This may happen, but only if the Dems win the presidency and keep control of Congress, both dubious and doubtful outcomes.

But we seriously need to examine all of the policies and practices that this Bush administration undertook. There are some serious breaches that threaten the fabric of this country if not reversed and corrected.

Bush Is Not Above the Law - New York Times

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