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by Jag Singh, Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Dec 1, 2006
Elizabeth de la Vega (EdlV), a former federal prosecutor, offers a compelling case for the impeachment of George Bush and his close advisors, in her new book, â€˜United States vs. George W. Bush et alâ€™. EdlV argues that these officials committed high crimes by deliberately defrauding the United States. To buttress her case, EdlV has amassed an impressive set of testimonies from witnesses, public speeches of the accused, White House press briefings, interviews, official documents including Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the 9/11 Commission. Omitted is uncorroborated evidence. After examining all the data, EdlV concludes there is probable cause that the accused are guilty of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. EdlV is certainly not alone in presenting her arguments for impeachment. Her views are vigorously supported by experts such as Barbara Olshansky, David Lindorff, Michael Ratner, John Dean, and Elizabeth Holtzman. They collectively argue that President Bush knowingly misled the American public and the US Congress in waging an illegal, unprovoked war on Iraq and thus violated his oath of office to uphold the law of the land. The case for impeachment will require courage and political will from our new crop of lawmakers. Thus far, such qualities have been painfully absent. However, failure to hold the President and his advisors fully accountable to the American people will serve as a dangerous precedent, namely, high government officials can indeed act recklessly and with complete impunity. Our lawmakers need to hear from we the People.