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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Reagan appointee calls for Bush impeachment

Paul Craig Roberts was an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan. He is currently funded by two very conservative groups, the John M. Olin Foundation and the Hoover Institution. And he acknowledges the grave consequences of Bush's policies. No Republican I know will do more than roll his/her eyes at my suggestion that the future of America is at stake. Will they listen to one of their own? His rhetoric is much more aggressive than mine has been. Will that just earn him the familiar accusations of being "unhinged?"

Here's what Roberts has to say (full piece through link above, and it's a must-read):

"George W. Bush and his gang of neocon warmongers have destroyed America’s reputation. It is likely to stay destroyed, because at this point the only way to restore America’s reputation would be to impeach and convict President Bush for intentionally deceiving Congress and the American people in order to start a war of aggression against a country that posed no threat to the United States.

America can redeem itself only by holding Bush accountable.

As intent as Republicans were to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about a sexual affair, they have a blind eye for President Bush’s far more serious lies. Bush’s lies have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people, injured and maimed tens of thousands more, devastated a country, destroyed America’s reputation, caused 1 billion Muslims to hate America, ruined our alliances with Europe, created a police state at home, and squandered $300 billion dollars and counting."