From: SC (twa3-100.asapnet.net -188.8.131.52)
Subject: The case to impeach Bush...and send in your vote!
Date: February 15, 2003 at 9:15 pm PST
This is from former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. I urge anyone who
cares about the cause of world peace to cast their vote. It will be
delivered to the Judiciary Committee. Go to votetoimpeach.org
Here is the case:
Articles of Impeachment
President George W. Bush
Vice President Richard B. Cheney
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
Attorney General John David Ashcroft
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
Acts which require the impeachment of President George W. Bush, Vice
President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld;
and Attorney General John David Ashcroft include:
1) Ordering and directing a proclaimed "pre-emptive", or "first strike"
war of aggression against Afghanistan causing thousands of deaths
indiscriminately, a major proportion non combatants, leaving millions
homeless and hungry and installing a government of their choice in
2) Authorizing daily intrusions into the airspace of Iraq by U.S.
military aircraft in violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and aerial
attacks on facilities and persons, on the soil of Iraq, killing
hundreds of people indiscriminately, initially falsely claiming self
defense though over a period of eleven years not a single U.S. aircraft
has been struck or damaged by gunfire from Iraq, but later admitting
the targeting of defense installations in Iraq, as war preparations
they ordered progressed.
3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians,
civilians facilities and locations where civilian casualties are
4) Threatening Iraq with proclaimed "pre-emptive", or "first strike"
attack and a war of aggression by overwhelming force and military
superiority including specific threats to use nuclear weapons while
engaged in a massive military build-up in nations and waters
5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by
belligerently proclaiming an intention to change its government by
force while preparing to assault 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
7) Authorizing, directing and condoning bribery and coercion of
governments and individuals to cause them to act in violation of their
duty and the law, including to maintain and tighten enforcement of
economic sanctions against Iraq which continue to increase the death
rate of infants, children and elderly persons; to attack and kill
designated groups, or persons; to permit use of land, facilities,
territorial waters, or air space for U.S. attacks on Iraq; to vote,
abstain in a vote, or publicly proclaim support for a U.S. or U.N.
attack on Iraq; to defect from Iraq, or to falsely accuse it of weapons
concealment to break down opposition to a U.S. war of aggression; and
to reject ratification of the Treaty creating an International Criminal
Court, or reject its jurisdiction over the United States.
8) 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 by the U.S.
9) Violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States
of America in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace
and humanity and war crimes in "pre emptive" wars, first strike attacks
and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations
by assuming powers of an imperial executive who is not accountable to
law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and the people
of the United States to prevent interferences with the unlawful
executive exercise of military power and economic coercion against the
10) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and
international law 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, 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.
Former Attorney General of the United States of America
January 15, 2003