George W. Bush/impeachment

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During his term in office, George W. Bush committed what some people believe are impeachable offenses. There have been several popular movements to start impeachment proceedings, but Congress had generally ignored them until Dennis Kucinich formally submitted 35 articles of impeachment in 2008.

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  • (beingism: illegal war) declaring war without authorization, misleading Congress, lying to the American public (arguably "under oath")
  • (beingism: illegal torture) conspiring to commit the torture of prisoners in violation of the "Federal Torture Act" Title 18 United States Code, Section 113C, the UN Torture Convention and the Geneva Conventions, which under Article VI of the Constitution are part of the "supreme Law of the Land" (see also: torture during GWB administration)
  • (beingism: illegal detention) acting to strip Americans of their constitutional rights by ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to legal counsel, without charge and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the President of a U.S. citizen as an "enemy combatant", all in subversion of law





  • 2007-07-26 War Crimes and the White House: "The Dishonor in a Tortured New 'Interpretation' of the Geneva Conventions" by P.X. Kelley and Robert F. Turner, authors with impeccable conservative credentials