Kucinich: “Impeachment May Well Be the Only Remedy”
Today Rep. Dennis Kucinich defied Speaker Nancy Pelosi and put the Impeachment of George W. Bush “on the table” where it urgently belongs. Kucinich said,
“This week the House Appropriations committee removed language from the Iraq war funding bill requiring the Administration, under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the Constitution, to seek permission before it launched an attack against Iran. Since war with Iran is an option of this Administration and since such war is patently illegal, then impeachment may well be the only remedy which remains to stop a war of aggression against Iran.”
Of course speaking about impeachment is not the same as introducing Articles of Impeachment. But Kucinich is stepping into a firestorm of opposition from the corporate media and his own party’s leadership – and needs our support to keep him going.
Please thank Rep. Dennis Kucinich for speaking out on impeachment – and ask him to make his remarks real by introducing Articles of Impeachment:
Read more of Kucinich’s speech in “The Ides of March” by Cindy Sheehan:
On Wednesday night, Kucinich spoke with a group of citizens about Iran and impeachment. Here’s video:
We also highly recommend this new video of an impeachment workshop with Mimi Kennedy, John Nichols, Antonia Juhasz, David Swanson, and Tim Carpenter:
Is the Progressive Caucus Standing Firm on Iraq? Help Us Find Out
Today the House Appropriations Committee passed the “Supplemental” spending bill for the war (and arrested 10 activists who tried to get into the room to observe the proceedings). Next week, the full House will vote.
Barbara Lee (D-CA) has an amendment that would require that any money appropriated for Iraq be spent only for a “fully funded withdrawal,” bringing American troops home by the end of this year. Some members of the House Progressive Caucus have previously stated they would vote against the Iraq supplemental unless it includes Lee’s amendment. But the House leadership is now pressuring them to back down. We need to find out quickly: where do Progressive Caucus members stand?
Working together with other anti-war groups, we are creating a whip list on this issue. Please take a moment now to call one of the representatives in the “UNKNOWN” category at http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/19669 , and ask them:
Are you committed to voting NO on the current supplemental spending bill for Iraq if it doesn’t include Barbara Lee’s amendment for a fully funded withdrawal?
You can find the phone number of each progressive member at http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/19669 Or just call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected.
The aides answering the phone may know the answer; if not, ask to speak to their press secretary or legislative assistant for foreign policy.
Then, leave whatever answer they give you at http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/19669
Please call as many Progressive Caucus Members as you can, not just your own representative.
More here, including a podcast with Rep. Lee:
This Saturday, March 17, March on the Pentagon for Peace and Impeachment

Make plans now to join hundreds of thousands of veterans, military families, and peace and impeachment activists in a nonviolent march for peace and impeachment, beginning at 12:00 at the Vietnam War Memorial (23rd Street and Constitution Ave. NW) and ending at the Pentagon.
At the assembly site, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30, there will be a pre-march People’s Assembly. Contingents and organizations will be providing information displays and literature tables. We will be joined by the famous Bread and Puppet Theater. There will be children’s activities, including sign-making for the march, where our children can also pick up anti-war balloons. There will be a large Impeach Bush tent with impeachment materials and a place for impeachment advocates from around the country to gather.
We are encouraging every impeachment organization to register to march with the impeachment contingent, so we can publicize the groups making up the Impeachment Contingent. You can do this by clicking on this link for the contingent form and specifying “Impeachment” for the “Name of contingent.”

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