Hagel says impeachment an option
Senator Chuck Hagel alluded to the possibility of impeachment hearings the other day, saying that Bush is at fault for not listening to the will of the people in his “go-it-alone” approach to the Iraq War, and ignoring the will of the Congress. Yes, folks, this is actually what Hagel – a Republican – believes. To be blunt, Hagel is a complete and utter buffoon.
I can understand why the Dems would desperately want to impeach Bush. The Clinton presidency is a black mark on their party because of his short comings. He is the only modern day president to be impeached and they don’t like that. So, doing the same to the Republicans would even the score. They seek revenge and are clearly still very bitter about Clinton’s impeachment – never mind that Clinton was guilty of a “high crime” when he perjured himself and the Democrats stood by him regardless – that’s beside the point. What matters is that a GOP president must be impeached now, and Bush is an easy target with his unpopular war.
But why would Hagel want something like this? After all, he is (supposedly) a Republican. The best guess I have is that he wants to distance himself from Bush (who suffers from low approval ratings) and perhaps supporting impeachment would do that. In short, it’s the best way to save his own political neck, damn the consequences. I don’t have to remind people of what this country went through with Clinton’s impeachment. It was embarrassing to say the least, at best it was a disgrace upon our country and the Office he served. But who cares about that now? The Dems want to even the score, and there may be some Republican Rats who feel the need to jump ship as well.
In case there is doubt, let’s review the facts: Congress voted approval for the war, they voted to give Bush the authority to go to war and it was a pretty lopsided vote. So Bush DID have Congressional approval. And every time more money is needed, then Congress votes to approve that money and thus continue the war that they feel is illegal. So Bush had initial authority AND that authority is renewed every time Congress approves more money for the war. The war in Iraq continues with Congressional approval – so if it’s an illegal war then why doesn’t the Democrat majority STOP FUNDING THE WAR???? If it’s illegal, and they continue funding it, wouldn’t all those who vote for this be vulnerable to prosecution?
Second, the legality of the war can be found in the cease fire agreement of the first gulf war. The US has a RIGHT to enforce these agreements and the UN doesn’t have to endorse it. That treaty wasn’t signed with the UN, it was signed with the US and the British. Not only that, but this was not a “go it alone” strategy. That would imply that the US acted without any international approval or support, which would simply ignore the participation of nations like the UK, Poland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Australia and many others. There were actually many nations involved, are we to seek criminal charges against these leaders as well?
Again, Hagel is a buffoon. There is NO evidence of illegal activity by the Bush administration, and implying such is irresponsible and foolish, not to mention disgraceful. And this man is running for president? Anyone considering voting for him should seriously reconsider. We don’t need someone this irresponsible in the White House at a time when responsibility is vital in our leadership. Hagel needs to go back to the corn fields and unless someone has substantial PROOF of illegal activity then all this impeachment talk should stop right now.