17 May 2009

Special Prosecutor Now!

Well. Saturday was interesting. Too much evidence and so little concern for investigation. How large does the pile of evidence of criminal conspiracy have to become before a Special Prosecutor is appointed? More on this in a moment.

Laffy at The Political Carnival pointed out the 10 Steps to Right Wing Trolling written by ryking. These look correct to me. I've seen these behaviors many, many times.

Also from Laffy at TPC is Little Known Military Thug Squad Still Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo Under Obama at AlterNet. More reasons that they don't want us to see too many pictures. We might become outraged and demand Rumsfeld's head on a pike.

Since the Republicans and the corporatist media are doing everything they can to suppress any notion of investigation of criminal acts by the Bush Administration, I think we need a reminder of the facts that were known last September when Rep. Kucinich read Thirty-Five Articles of Impeachment on the House Floor.

Here are some extracts that seem all the more important based on what we have learned recently.


Resolved, that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against President George W. Bush for high crimes and misdemeanors.

In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power.

The full document containing the Articles of Impeachment is available from
Dennis Kucinich's web site
[PDF]. There is too much detail in each article to be posted here as one post, so I will list only the Article titles that have renewed significance based on recent information.

Article I
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.

Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression.

Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.

Article IV
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.

Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114.

Article VII
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

Article VIII
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.

Article IX
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor

Article X
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes

Article XII
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources

Article XIIII
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries

Article XIV
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency

Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq

Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors

Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives

Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy

Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to "Black Sites" Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture

Article XX
Imprisoning Children

Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply

Article XXVIII
Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice

Article XXIX
Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Article XXXIII
Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

Article XXXIV
Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001

Article XXXV
Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders

This partial list of articles portrays the Bush Administration as a criminal conspiracy. There is adaquate evidence to support each article to more than justify a criminal investigation. That is even more true now. The MSM did not ever mention the Articles of Impeachment having been read by Rep. Kucinich. It was another of those ignore events for the corporatist controlled media. The few outlets that mentioned the reading of the Articles used it as an opportunity to ridicule Rep. Kucinich.

Thank you Representative Kucinich for being the only member of congress to fulfill your constitutional duty as you swore to do when you became a Representative. The rest of Congress are a bunch of oath breakers.


  1. Congrats Git..first for the blog and second for the great post. You are a great writer and have much to contribute.

    I always appreciate everything you have to say over at GDAB, and read it with great intensity. I am adding this to my list and look forward to reading it with the same intensity.

    Thanks for all you say and do.

  2. Thank you Annette. I hope I won't disappoint.

    I am also a fan of your comments at GDAB. You are quite skilled a clobbering trolls with facts. They hate facts. Facts always mess up their ideology.

    Keep up your fine work of making people aware.

  3. Great post. Looking forward to reading you often.

  4. I guess Gabriel does not believe in enforcing the law. If Cheney were a young black man with a crack pipe, the cell doors would have already slammed shut.

    In the Republican universe, laws are something you use as weapons against your political foes, but you don't have to actually obey them yourself.