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Dennis Kucinich, america's second favorite Vulcan (after Mr. Spock), plans to bring a resolution to impeach vice president Dick Cheney to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Kucinich's resolution states the following, according to Newsmax:
House Resolution 333 says Cheney should be impeached for "high crimes and misdemeanors," because he "purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests."
I see. That Cheney must be one hell of a manipulator then, because he got Congress to believe in those Saddam WMD, he got the CIA to release a National Intelligence Estimate that believed in them, he got several other world intelligence agencies to believe in them, and he even got the previous presidential administration to believe in them. That was quite a trick. Here are a few non-Bush admin quotes about those 'fictional' WMD:
"The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow." -- Bill Clinton in 1998
"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." -- Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998
"The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation." -- John Kerry, October 9, 2002
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security." -- Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002
There are many, many more of these quotes. For a longer list of Democratic quotes about WMD, go here.
Kucinich and those of his ilk would have us forget all that was said and done before regarding Saddam Hussein. They would have us erase and rewrite history like it was some Orwellian chalkboard. Even the leading Democratic presidential contender, Hillary Clinton, says she was deceived by the Bushies. This is such a titanic lie that I barely have the words to describe it. Hillary was 'co-president' under Bill Clinton for 8 years, remember ? It was Bill Clinton who had no doubt of those WMD, which is why all those UN inspectors were there for all those years in the first damn place, and it was Bill Clinton who made regime change the official policy of the USA with the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998.
Yet suddenly, the day George W. Bush stepped into office, Kucinich and his band of fellow aliens want you to believe THERE WERE NO WMD AND THE BUSHIES MADE IT ALL UP. How can anyone buy into such claptrap ?
Dennis, if you want to impeach Cheney for fabricating those WMD, you better impeach them all, starting with former president Bill Clinton. Better yet, Dennis, why don't you shut that yap of yours, and go do the job you were elected to do (for once), you egomanical loon.