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What "crimes" is Bush responsible for that 45 %want him impeached ?

Much of US favors Bush impeachment: poll

Fri Jul 6, 3:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Nearly half of the US public wants President George W. Bush to face impeachment, and even more favor that fate for Vice President **** Cheney, according to a poll out Friday.

The survey by the American Research Group found that 45 percent support the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Bush, with 46 percent opposed, and a 54-40 split in favor when it comes to Cheney.

The study by the private New Hampshire-based ARG canvassed 1,100 Americans by telephone July 3-5 and had an error margin of plus or minus three percentage points. The findings are available on ARG's Internet site.

The White House declined to comment on the poll, the latest bad news for a president who has seen his public opinion standings dragged to record lows by the unpopular war in Iraq.

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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/070706/usa/us_polit...

Update:

I would be curious to know how many Canadians would be in favour of a no confidence vote in the House of Common's effectively ending the Conservative minority government

Any thoughts

Update 2:

NoXpert

You can not expect to live in a nation dedicated to the rule of law and then say the things you have said -

You can not expect to have the law apply to Bush when clearly ,you, by your statements want to break the law -

Advocating crime to end crime - that only leads to an endless cycle of violence and misery for everyone

Please re-phrase your comment and give your attitude a serious re-think

Update 3:

walter27282000>

For anyone else thinking of going to the link this "person" has provided

It is gay porn -

Feel free to report him on mass

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ask you shall receive read on....

    Articles of Impeachment

    of

    President George W. Bush

    and

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney,

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,

    Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. - - ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have committed violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to carry out with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights of the people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of an imperial executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and those reserved to the people of the United States, by the following acts:

    1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the death and maiming of over one hundred thousand Iraqis, and thousands of U.S. G.I.s.

    2) Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.

    3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were unavoidable.

    4) Instituting a secret and illegal wiretapping and spying operation against the people of the United States through the National Security Agency.

    5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.

    6) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

    7) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.

    8) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, both a part of the "Supreme Law of the land" under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the international community.

    9) Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."

    10) Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.

    11) Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully held by the government.

    12) Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.

    13) Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to Congressional inquiry.

    14) Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.

    15) Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged with a crime.

    16) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the Executive has been deemed "terrorist."

    17) Engaging in criminal neglect in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, depriving thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf States of urgently needed support, causing mass suffering and unnecessary loss of life.

    18) Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political activity.

    19) Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive functions.

    20) Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.

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    Oh and that little Libby thing is the icing on the cake. The constitution forbids what he did. Bad bush

  • netjr
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    America is quite angry over the fact George Bush said we had to get Saddam's weapons of mass destruction and then we found only remnants of such. Still that is not a crime - it is a sad mistake but not a crime. If it were a crime then Congress should share his cell because they committed the same crime. The thing is America has always given credit too or fault too its president - not congress. This poll is America lashing out at the mistake. Sadly most don't understand it takes a crime to impeach someone.

  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe because he don't deserve to be president of the USA since he insults Americans by saying there are jobs Americans won't do, he only enforces the laws he wants enforced and he looks out his friends and people all around the world but not American citizens.

    And I'm not a democrat

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Many conservative loyalists tend to cherry-%. stats and evidence that favors their slant jointly as ignoring the rest that would desire to possibly run opposite to their view. although, this is going to be observed that impeaching Bush and Cheney this late interior the 2nd term is somewhat pointless. additionally, although if there have been adequate evidence of a criminal offense, there are not adequate votes interior the Senate to truly convict. Political bias is a extensive element in determining the effect, purely because it exchange into the final time around (Clinton).

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  • 1 decade ago

    If lying about a hummer is grounds for impeachment... I mean, come on. How will people 50 years from now look at the attempted impeachment of Clinton and then the conspicuous absence of one for Bush? Not that I'm endorsing rampant impeachments... but it's clear to me which crime(s) are more severe.

    I just wish Bush had to face congress like Blair did. That would be excellent television and excellent for our democracy. Too bad.

  • 1 decade ago

    Among many others, I think implementing a secret wire-tapping program in direct violation of the constitution is one good reason :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal "War of Aggression" against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the public, misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional authorization, and subjecting our military personnel to unnecessary harm, debilitating injuries, and deaths.

    2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.

    4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.

    5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.

    6. Violating the Constitution by using "signing statements" to defy hundreds of laws passed by Congress.

    7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

    8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD proliferation for political retribution.

    9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing Presidential power by asserting a "Unitary Executive Theory" giving unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.

    10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.

  • 1 decade ago

    Its 45% Democrats, that's all that number is. Business as usual.

  • 10-T3
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    ARE YOU FOR REAL ? UNDER WHICH GRAIN OF SAND WAS YOUR HEAD BURIED IN , AND FOR HOW LONG ? OR IS IT STILL ?

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