Impeachment group won't let even the election stop it
By LEVI PULKKINEN
Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott wants to see George Bush impeached, whether or not, he says, Bush is still in office.
The long-serving Democrat and outspoken advocate for liberal causes made his displeasure with the president official Tuesday, joining a call from Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, to launch impeachment proceedings against Bush.
Chiefly at issue, McDermott said, is Bush's decision to mislead the country to war with Iraq.
"It's increasingly clear to me that we were led into a war without any justification whatsoever," McDermott said in an interview Wednesday. "And the president deliberately did this. It wasn't an accident of any kind."
Linda Boyd, founder of Washington for Impeachment, said she met with McDermott the day before his announcement and is elated that he joined her cause. Boyd finds it poignant that McDermott's decision came as Americans prepared to remember the seventh anniversary of Sept. 11.
"We have been in a state of emergency in this country for seven years now," Boyd said. "We know that Americans torture people. We know that Americans stand guard over innocent prisoners. We know Americans are killing children in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in Pakistan.
"Sept. 11 was really the day that put this all in motion."Full article here