Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Richard Bruce Cheney Is NOT ABOVE THE LAW!


The law of the land is to be respected by everyone. Not just those residing on the lower rungs of the heap. We are all the same when it comes to the law (This is the essence of Democracy). When this truth is abandoned and those at the top commit transgressions, considering themselves Above The Law, (and getting away with it) they weaken Democracy to the point of collapse. Richard Bruce Cheney, is not above the law, he must be held accountable for his criminal activities or there will be another "Dick Cheney" waiting in the shadows for his chance at power and High Crimes and Misdemeanors. thinkingblue

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"Attorney General Holder, it is your duty to uphold the constitution and protect the rule of law. The evidence before you demands that you launch an investigation into possible crimes committed under the Bush administration and to prosecute if warranted. This investigation must not be limited to low-level foot soldiers, but should seek justice at the highest levels. Assign a prosecutor to investigate torture and do not rule out as targets architects of the Bush administration's torture program including former Vice President Dick Cheney and his legal adviser David Addington."


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Newsweek reported Saturday that Attorney General Eric Holder is considering appointing a prosecutor to investigate whether the Bush administration illegally tortured terrorism suspects.

A decision is expected in the next few weeks. Holder should investigate torture, and he should start with former Vice President Dick Cheney and his legal adviser David Addington.

Sources suggest that a Department of Justice investigation of torture -- if ordered by Holder -- is likely to focus solely on those who went beyond the legal boundaries set by the administration officials who provided a legal framework for torture -- but not the architects of the torture program themselves.

The Department of Justice and Attorney General Holder must give a prosecutor the ability to hold the torture architects responsible. Narrowly confining a torture probe to low level foot soldiers would fall short of the accountability moment required to protect our constitution from further abuse.

Attorney General Holder must assign a prosecutor to investigate torture and that investigation should start not with low level interrogators who crossed the line but at the top with torture architects Cheney and Addington.

Cheney Knew In 1994 That The Iraq War Would Be A Mistake


Powell's Chief of Staff Proposes Impeachment

By David Swanson

On Thursday, May 10, 2007, Lawrence Wilkerson, speaking on
National Public Radio, proposed impeaching President George W.
Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Here's the audio.

Wilkerson is a Retired Army Colonel, the former Chief of Staff
at the State Department from 2002 to 2005 under then Secretary of
State Colin Powell, a Vietnam War veteran, the former Acting
Director of the Marine Corps War College at Quantico, and
currently a teacher of national security at William and Mary College.

The program, On Point, was hosted by Tom Ashbrook, who focused
the discussion on a need for greater public accountability for
the Iraq War, but who maintained that the public was not outraged
or interested. (Ashbrook should read some polls and invite on
organizers of the impeachment movement.)

Also on the program was Ken Adelman, who promoted the war and
said it would be "a cakewalk". Adelman argued a case
for not holding public officials accountable.

Wilkerson said in early comments on the show: "This
administration doesn't know how to effect accountability in my
opinion." But he did not raise the possibility of
impeachment until after a member of the audience had phoned in.

The first caller who was put on the air demanded an
investigation of the lies that launched the war, and asked for
accountability "all the way up." In response to
Adelman's claims that history would hold people accountable, the
caller said "I would love to have a job where, worst case
scenario, my historical record is flawed."

Ashbrook framed the question in terms of alleged limitations
of the U.S. political system, and Wilkerson replied: "Well I
do think that that's a reality of our system. However, let me
back up just a minute and say that I really do think that our
founding fathers, Hamilton, Washington, Monroe, Madison, would
all be astounded that over the course of our short history as a
country, 200 plus years, we haven't used that little two to three
lines in Article II of the Constitution more frequently, the
impeachment clause. I do believe that they would have thought had
they been asked by you or whomever at the time of the
Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia 'Do you think this will
be exercised?' they would have said 'Of course it will, every
generation they'll have to throw some bastard out'. That's a form
of accountability too. It's ultimate accountability."

After an interruption, Wilkerson continued: "The language
in that article, the language in those two or three lines about
impeachment is nice and precise – it's high crimes and
misdemeanors. You compare Bill Clinton's peccadilloes for which
he was impeached to George Bush's high crimes and misdemeanors or
Dick Cheney's high crimes and misdemeanors, and I think they pale in significance."

Ashbrook asked for some examples of such high crimes and
misdemeanors, and Wilkerson replied: "I think that the
caller was right. I think we went into this war for specious
reasons. I think we went into this war not too much unlike the
way we went into the Spanish American War with the Hearst press
essentially goading the American people and the leadership into
war. That was a different time in a different culture, in a
different America. We're in a very different place today and I
think we essentially got goaded into the war through some of the
same means."

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to
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