Saturday, March 11, 2006

On impeaching the "emperor"

In his article last week for the Chicago Tribune, What To Do When the Emperor Has No Clothes, Garrison Keillor calls for impeachment in that way he has of humorously expressing the dead serious. Via Common Dreams:
These are troubling times for all of us who love this country, as surely we all do, even the satirists. You may poke fun at your mother, but if she is belittled by others it burns your bacon. A blowhard French journalist writes a book about America that is full of arrogant stupidity, and you want to let the air out of him and mail him home flat. And then you read the paper and realize the country is led by a man who isn't paying attention, and you hope that somebody will poke him. Or put a sign on his desk that says, "Try much harder."
It's pretty clear by now that nobody's going to suggest that to the man, and I don't think he's listening anyway. Yet he's been parading naked in front of the entire world for more than four years now. I understand less and less everyday how anyone, especially the President, can continue to hold this hard line on the Iraq war and the dubiously named "war on terror" he's so fond of invoking whenever the "yeah, buts" start to build a bit of momentum.

Keillor's call is one I'm hearing more lately.
The U.S. Constitution provides a simple, ultimate way to hold him to account for war crimes and the failure to attend to the country's defense. Impeach him and let the Senate hear the evidence.
It's past time.


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