Bayou Calvinist

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Friday, August 18, 2006

The inevitable Impeachment of President Bush?

Representative John Conyers (D-MI) is the leading Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. If the Democrats were to win a majority in the House in the upcoming November election it is highly likely that Rep. Conyers will become this committee's chairman. It is this committee which is likely to investigate and propose articles of impeachment against the President if they are to come at all. Conyers has recently stated that he is open to looking into the evidence for impeachment of President Bush. In some since he already has. His findings, which are anything but judicious, can be found in The Constitution in Crises: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, Coverups in the Iraq War, and Illegal Domestic Surveillance, a report put together by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary committee. In this report Conyers states that he has uncovered evidence that the President is guilty of the following acts of wrongdoing: "making misleading statements about the decision to go to war; manipulating intelligence; facilitating and countenancing torture; using classified information to out a CIA-agent; and violating federal surveillance and privacy laws." In the days to come I hope to take up each of these charges individually and carefully consider the evidence mentioned by Conyers while weighing it against what is actually known to determine what if any truth is found in them. When my investigation comes to a close it will be apparent to any with eyes to see, that none of the supposed "evidence" comes close to proving that the President is guilty of any "serious crimes [or] misdemeanors" which warrant his impeachment.