Former US presidential candidate George McGovern on Sunday called for President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney to be impeached, saying the case for such a dramatic step “is far stronger” than it was against former disgraced president Richard Nixon.
“They have repeatedly violated the Constitution,” McGovern writes of Bush and Cheney. “They have transgressed national and international law. They have lied to the American people time after time. Their conduct and their barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of people around the world.”
He cites as evidence the invasion of Iraq under the pretext of removing its non-existent weapons of mass destruction, “illegal tapping” of citizens’ telephones by government agents, and shipping of war-on-terror prisoners for interrogation to other countries without respect for the laws of habeas corpus.
Thank you for speaking the truth, Mr. McGovern.