[If one is to believe a recent Newsweek poll, a majority of Americans support impeachment of Bush now.  I do because I fear the damage that he may do with two more years in office.  Already there is the call to lay out many billions for a new brand of nuclear weapon — to be directed against what enemy?  Soto voce mumbling both in Israel and by the remnant of neocons still in power suggests that it may be time to dump bunker busting nuclear weapons on Iran?  Needless to say such an attack would be deadly and destructive and would also mobilize many millions of potential ‘terrorists’ against such apparently never ending aggressive brutality.  With the deaths of 34,000 Iraqis this past year and many dying daily, what sane nation would not oppose such a destructive regime as that unsteadily steered by G. W. Bush.  Before we crash is it not time to take these characters out of office — Cheney as well as Bush? Ed Kent]



Media Views
AfterDowningStreet.org: Impeach Disney and General Electric (1/15/07) by David Swanson

In “an urgent demand for media activism” at the National Conference for Media Reform in Memphis, Swanson makes a call to “put impeachment on the table and the airwaves”:

By any serious standard of journalism, impeachment should be in the news right now…. A Newsweek poll a while back said that 51 percent of Americans want Bush impeached and 44 percent do not. That’s about double the support there was for impeaching Clinton when it was in the news every single day. Dozens of cities have passed resolutions for impeachment. State legislatures have introduced the same…. Dozens of scholars have written books advocating for impeachment. There are DVDs, forums, marches, rallies, protests. A week ago, we packed a huge ballroom for an impeachment forum, and to make it easy, it was the ballroom in the National Press Club. The media couldn’t make the elevator trip to be there. And of course, the evidence of impeachable offenses is clear and overwhelming, but rarely presented in the media. The number one reason that Congress members and their staff tell you in private that they are not yet impeaching is fear of the media.

Swanson provides you the resources for “urging pollsters to poll on impeachment, writing letters to editors, calling talk shows, calling producers, and protesting at media outlets,” as well as how to “create a short video of yourself… and why you want impeachment” for YouTube.
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