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20 Good Reasons to Impeach George W. Bush

based on an article by Gary Steven Corseri

1. He lied us into war in Iraq. According to the "Downing Street Minutes", he "fixed" intelligence around a pre-determined policy of preemptive war.

2. Under his watch, the U.S. suffered its worst terrorist attack on its soil. He opposed an official investigation, then stalled for months on testifying before a hand-picked committee. Finally he testified behind closed doors, and no one was allowed to take notes.

3 and 4. He was "elected" under dubious circumstances in both 2000 and 2004.

5. He has approved torture at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and elsewhere, while opposing the International Criminal Court established to check such abuses.

6. He failed to support the Kyoto Protocols, reducing greenhouse gases. But he worked to open up Alaska's ANWR to drilling, thus despoiling an eco-system and increasing greenhouse gases.

7. He chose Halliburton toady Dick Cheney to be his running mate -- twice.

8. He has attempted to pack the courts with ideologue-judges intent on overthrowing Roe v. Wade, and institutionalizing the police-state abuses of Patriot Acts I and II.

9. His "No Child Left Behind" education policies have replaced learning with testing.

10. He is attempting to dismantle the Social Security system.

11. He has failed to develop a coherent energy policy and fails to acknowledge the reality and impending disasters of Global Warming.

12. He has continued the Globalization project of his predecessors: outsourcing jobs, hollowing our middle class.

13. He has undermined the legitimate protective protocols of the C.I.A., politicizing the agency, awarding positions on the basis of ideological orthodoxy rather than merit.

14. He has subjugated his Administration to Neocon ideologues like Richard Perle, William Kristol and Douglas Feith, sowing the seeds of war and destruction for generations to come.

15. In spite of his rhetoric about freedom and democracy, he has allied himself with dictators in Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt and elsewhere. He has increased the flow of arms to these states and others, fomenting instability, turmoil and war.

16. He chose Rumsfeld as DoD Secretary twice, in spite of Rumsfeld's obvious failure to adequately plan for the post-Saddam era in Iraq, inducing massive "collateral damage," the looting of ancient treasures, and infrastructure destruction in a country we were legally and morally bound to rehabilitate.

17. He endorses the weaponization of space, "Rods from Gods," and other exotic, Star-Wars technologies to establish a twenty-first century American global empire that is doomed to create an arms race with China and other opposing coalitions, sowing discord and wasting the resources of the world.

18. He lied about, misled, or misunderstood the astronomical costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He continues to do so, diverting tax money for education, health care, the EPA, transportation and social infrastructure into war-making and destruction.

19. He has continued and enlarged the depraved Clinton policy of using depleted uranium on the battlefield; a policy bound to cause massive suffering and death to Americans and others for generations to come.

20. He has alienated our traditional allies and more than a billion Muslims around the world. He has ransacked the good will extended to the nation after the 9/11 attacks, leading a crusade of vengeance and reprisal, most often against innocents.

You have been reading excerpts from Gary Steven Corseri: "25 Reasons to Impeach George W. Bush". For more information, please see the original at counterpunch.org/corseri06062005.html. Thanks to counterpunch.org for this and much more. We visit their site often and we hope you will too.

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