Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bush Must Be Impeached for this Criminal War

Thanks to Mick Gallagher.


Cindy Sheehan marches, soldiers speak out, and momentum builds for September 15th

Click here to vote in the referendum to Impeach Bush!

The response has been overwhelming to the September 15 March on Washington D.C. With the help of you and thousands of others, we can make the call for the impeachment of bush and cheney resound throughout the land.

September 15 is the date that General David Petraus, representing the bush administration, must report to Congress on the Iraq war. The eyes of the world and national media will be on Washington, DC as bush tries to spin this criminal endeavor in Iraq one more time. We are mobilizing with the anti-war movement to ensure that the demands of the people are heard loud and clear. Bush must be impeached for this criminal war, which was based solely on bold-faced lies to Congress and to the people.

Between now and September 15, there will be a series of high visibility actions demanding: Impeach Bush and Cheney. Cindy Sheehan and others are in the middle of a dramatic march from Crawford, Texas that will arrive in Washington DC on July 23. Cindy will lead a march on July 23 from Arlington Cemetery in nearby Virginia to the House of Representatives. They are insisting that the elected officials initiate Articles of Impeachment. is mobilizing support for this action. Cindy is posting her blog for the Journey for Humanity at the website.

Veterans for Peace and many Iraq war veterans will also be organizing through the summer and playing a major role in the September 15 March on Washington.

The war in Iraq stands as one of the great crimes of the modern era. We, the people, must act with all of our energy to end the war and to impeach bush. This is not a partisan political act. It is a constitutional imperative.

As Ramsey Clark, in his appeal to the impeachment movement, wrote on July 2:

"-- US violence has brought death to hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and physical injury to millions.

Hundreds of billions of dollars in property destruction caused by U.S. aggression will take decades after peace to rebuild.

2.2 million Iraqi's, nearly one in ten, have fled their country to foreign exile, refugee camps and a doubtful future; while at least 2 million more have fled their homes and communities to furtive lives of quiet desperation, to inadequate housing within Iraq, without jobs or schools.

3/4's of the people do not have safe drinking water.

Iraq's internationally acclaimed and free health care system is a shambles.

Since "Shock and Awe" began in March 2003, infant mortality in Iraq has increased radically to the highest death rate of all nations.

Iraq is the most unstable country in the world.

The sight and sound of violent death has created a pervasive state of constant devastating fear.

It must be clear to every informed and thinking person that bush has no concern for human suffering, truth, freedom, democracy, peace, justice, human rights, or the Constitution of the United States. His words and acts are designed only to increase his personal power and achieve his personal agenda and that of those who share his goals and hatred."

On September 15, 2007 Iraq war veterans and their families will be in the front ranks of the demonstration. It is no wonder that they have turned against bush and cheney.

The New York Times reported in a major front page story on Sunday July 15 that soldiers and marines and their families, even those who had earlier supported bush, have turned decisively against the administration after having witnessed first hand what the war is really about.

"Among military members and their immediate families who responded to a national New York Times/CBS News poll in May, two-thirds said things were going badly, compared with just over half, about 53 percent, a year ago. Fewer than half of the families and military members said the United States did the right thing in invading Iraq. A year ago, more than half held that view, according to a similar poll taken last July.

"The New York Times: For some, the Army's efforts have come too late. Penny Preszler, 46, a furniture refurbisher in Phoenix, said she had stopped wearing red on Fridays as she had done for the past year to honor the war effort. "It was when my son started saying he wished he could be injured so he could come home," Ms. Preszler said.

"There was no pride left in his voice, just this robotic sense of despair," she said, describing a telephone conversation with her son, Skyler, 24, an infantryman on his second tour of duty in Iraq. "Mom, we killed women on the street today. We killed kids on bikes. We had no choice," she recounted his saying.

The same week, she said, her son told her he thought he had seen the worst when he had to pick up the body parts of his dead buddy, but then he saw an Iraqi boy picking up "what was left of his dead father."

We are printing 500,000 leaflets, flyers, and stickers, and setting up outreach committees for the September 15th March in Washington all over the country. We are renting buses to bring people from around the country for the demonstration. We are planning newspaper ads. All of this costs money. The struggle for justice and for government accountability will not be funded by Corporate America. It depends on you and the commitment of thousands of people who understand the stakes.

Please donate today by clicking this link

We can organize, arouse public opinion, and raise funds over the summer to bring a massive turnout on September 15 in Washington DC, demanding Impeachment and an end to the war.
If you want to be listed as an endorser and supporter of the September 15th demonstration, you can do so by clicking this link.

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