Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A flash of insight

This 30-second video got me to thinking.
In the past, Big Mitch has argued that George W. Bush ought to be impeached for a variety of reasons. He lied us into a war. His use of signing statements is contemptuous of the Constitution. He illegally snooped on Americans. He is ultimately responsible for turning the Department of Justice into a wing of the Republican National Committee. The list goes on.

Looking at this video made me think of the real reason he ought to be impeached. To borrow a phrase from retired Major General John Batiste, he has “placed our country at peril.”

That’s the real reason why he ought to be impeached: he has violated his oath to preserve and protect the Constitution.

“... and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”


Maya's Granny said...

Thank you for posting this. It is the reason, and it is the very truth.

BigMitch said...

Over on Crooks and Liars they posted the video and followed up thusly:

"This is what General Abizaid told Saint McCain last November:

'ABIZAID: Senator McCain, I met with every divisional commander, General Casey, the core commander, General Dempsey, we all talked together. And I said, in your professional opinion, if we were to bring in more American Troops now, does it add considerably to our ability to achieve success in Iraq? And they all said no. And the reason is because we want the Iraqis to do more. It is easy for the Iraqis to rely upon to us do this work. I believe that more American forces prevent the Iraqis from doing more, from taking more responsibility for their own future.'"

"... and tell 'em Big Mitch sent ya!"