The Democrats should investigate crimes of the Bush Administration, despite Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi’s desire not to. If the Democrats fail to uphold their constitutional duties of oversight, they will be accessories to those crimes.
The Democrats should impeach Vice President Dick Cheney for his role in arranging private contracts on the redevelopment in Iraq. The former CEO of Halliburton arranged billions in no-bid contracts for his former employer. If Cheney were brought down it would paralyze the White House. Once the crimes are exposed there would be a tsunami in the next election.
No one else has specfically pushed “Impeach Cheney.” Ramsey Clark has been promoting the impeachment of Bush through full page advertising. Pelosi, Ried and Howard Dean on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart said they are not going to impeach Bush.You cannot impeach them both at the same time. We do not want to impeach Bush first to let Cheney take control. Ten days ago Bush said he had complete confidence in Cheney and Rumsfeld and expected them to stay on to the end of his administration. That was a strange statement. Rumsfeld is already gone. Cheney was elected so you would expect him to stay on. I smell blood. John Conyers supports impeachment and is slated to head the Judiciary Committee. No one likes Cheney. It’s the perfect strategy. I actually think he might just quit before being asked questions about no-bid contracts for Halliburton, his former chief of staff leaking the identity of a CIA agent, his meeting with energy companies to manipulate prices, manipulating intelligence to get us into this war and many other crimes. There will not be a major political realignment like there was in 1974 after Nixon’s resignation without an impeachment level investigation. If the Democrats refuse to investigate criminal conduct and cover things up, then they will be accessories to the crime. It is a matter of their constitutional duty. We cannot let the Democrats get away with not pursuing a criminal investigation. This is the time to put a whole lot of pressure on them to impeach Cheney, end the war, repeal the Patriot Act and recall Bolton from the U.N., just to name a few. ||