Nine Reasons to Pink Slip Dick Cheney
1. He purposely
manipulated information about the existence weapons
of mass destruction in Iraq to make a case for
launching a war against that country. THERE
WERE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ AND
HE KNEW IT.
2. He repeatedly
lied about a connection between Al Queda and Saddam
Hussein in order to make a case for invading Iraq.
THERE WAS NO RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AL QUEDA
AND SADDAM HUSSEIN AND HE KNEW IT.
3. He has
threatened to bomb Iran even though Iran currently
has no nuclear weapons, is years from developing
them, and has agreed to allow U.N. weapons inspectors
into the country. He has gone so far as to propose
the use of nuclear weapons against that country.
AS IF THE FAILED WAR AND OCCUPATION IN IRAQ
ISN’T BAD ENOUGH, HE WANTS TO START ANOTHER
4. He has
sanctioned the use of torture against the invented
category of “illegal enemy combatants.”
With his approval, people have been kidnapped,
flown to secret locations and tortured. IN
HIS ENDLESS WAR ON TERROR, CHENEY FEELS HE SHOULDN’T
OBEY ANY LAW THAT GETS IN HIS WAY.
5. He has
said that the law of the land doesn’t apply
to him because he isn’t part of the executive
branch (as President of the Senate he is part
of the legislative branch) and he has said the
law doesn’t apply to him because he is protected
by Executive Privilege. CHENEY DOESN’T
THINK HE IS SUBJECT TO ANY LAW IN THIS COUNTRY,
OR IN THIS UNIVERSE OR ANY OTHER.
6. He is
the mastermind behind the National Security Agency’s
warrantless wiretapping program. In this illegal
program, the government spied on American citizens
on American soil. CHENEY ARGUES THAT THE PRESIDENT
HAS THE RIGHT TO BREAK INTO OUR HOMES, OPEN OUR
MAIL, LISTEN TO OUR PHONE CALLS, TORTURE AND ASSASSINATE
PEOPLE, IN SHORT DO ANYTHING HE FEELS LIKE DOING
UNDER THE COVER OF “THE WAR ON TERROR.”
if Congress can’t come up with the 218 votes
needed to impeach Cheney, the more Congress members
who sign onto Kucinich’s articles of impeachment,
the less powerful Cheney becomes. IT WILL BE
A FORECEFUL MESSAGE OF OPPOSITION AND CENSURE
THAT WILL MAKE AN ATTACK ON IRAN HARDER TO SELL.
onto the articles of impeachment can be used as
a litmus test for progressive Democrats. If you
are for the rule of law, if you are against endless
war, if you believe in civil liberties, this is
your chance to take a principled stand. THIS
WILL SHIFT THE POLITICAL CENTER AND GIVE “MODERATE”
DEMOCRATS COVER FOR VOTING AGAINST IRAQ WAR FUNDING.
will be little, if any, political blowback. With
Cheney’s approval rating hovering in the
teens, the vast majority of Americans would be
happy to see him impeached. CODEPINK
SAYS: PINK SLIP CHENEY!