now, this is a very serious matter. i have made my opinion of the vice president clear a few times on this blog. occasionally i’ve maybe been a little strident in my outrage, in a shouting-at-the-TV way. in calmer moments, i can see where the VP is coming from politically. this is a democracy and our system of government is supposed to distill policies from divergent philosophies, and although i might not always agree with cheney’s vision for the country, i support his right to pursue it within the law.
that’s my biggest problem with cheney. it is his arrogant attitude, and the position he often takes of being above the law. it appears to me that he believes the end justifies the means. now HR 333 has been proposed, and i signed a petition to let my representative know i support it.
Articles of Impeachment against Dick Cheney (H. Res. 333) have already been drafted and submitted to the House Judiciary Committee. Now itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up to Congress to decide whether or not to move forward. The Articles of Impeachment laid out in H. Res. 333 are as follows:
I. The Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the U.S. Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests.
II. The Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda in order to justify the use of the U.S. Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests.
III. In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice 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 openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and done so with the United StateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security of the United States.