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  • "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

    http://tinyurl.com/hrsz8

    Linked from SA Forums:
    http://forums.somethingawful.com/sho...readid=1855673
    (Their content might not be safe for work)

    Here is what I posted:
    I dislike bush as much as the next guy, and for the most part agree with this whole article. Except this paragraph:

    "With the benefit of hindsight, it is now almost impossible to look at the president's handling of the war in Iraq in isolation from his handling of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Certainly any investigation of the president and his administration should include both disasters. Before 9/11, Bush and Condoleezza Rice had been warned in the starkest of terms—by their own aides, by the outgoing Clinton administration, and by experts on terrorism—of the urgent danger of a spectacular al-Qaeda attack in the United States. Yet the first top-level National Security Council meeting to discuss the subject was not held until September 4, 2001—just as the F.B.I. hierarchy had been warned by field agents that there were suspected Islamic radicals learning to fly 747s with no legitimate reasons for doing so, but the bureau ultimately ignored the urgency of problem, just as Bush had ample opportunity (despite what he said later) to review and competently execute a disaster plan for the hurricane heading toward New Orleans."

    I don't think a clinton admin, bush admin, or gore admin would have stopped 9/11. Blaming it on bush hurts this guy's credibility in my opinion. But his knowledge of how the nixon impeachment & his conclusions about the current situation make a lot of sense to me.

    The last few paragraphs are pretty awesome however, I hope it comes true:

    "After Nixon's resignation, it was often said that the system had worked. Confronted by an aberrant president, the checks and balances on the executive by the legislative and judicial branches of government, and by a free press, had functioned as the founders had envisioned.

    The system has thus far failed during the presidency of George W. Bush—at incalculable cost in human lives, to the American political system, to undertaking an intelligent and effective war against terror, and to the standing of the United States in parts of the world where it previously had been held in the highest regard.

    There was understandable reluctance in the Congress to begin a serious investigation of the Nixon presidency. Then there came a time when it was unavoidable. That time in the Bush presidency has arrived."

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    Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

    I think there are better ways to enact change starting at the ballot box. This impeachment drum that has sounded for the last 16 years is absurd and only serves to create logjams in actually getting useful things done.

    Lucky Shot

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    • #3
      Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

      I assume you found the last impeachment equally distasteful, Lucky?

      /needle

      I agree that we are beyond the point of blaming people for 9/11. Unless some massive damning evidence emerges to the contrary, I think we can chalk that failure up to rank incompetance on a variety of fronts. Far more important is what our leaders have done since then with knowledge aforethought. That track record is eminently reviewable and severely lacking. Katrina may be a red herring in terms of impeachable offenses, but it was an indicator of gross incompetance, spin, and mismanagement. There are plenty of other questionable actions one could reasonably "get" the President on.
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      • #4
        Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

        Originally posted by Steeler
        I assume you found the last impeachment equally distasteful, Lucky?

        /needle
        I said the last 16 years.

        Lucky Shot

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        • #5
          Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

          Originally posted by Lucky Shot
          This impeachment drum that has sounded for the last 16 years is absurd and only serves to create logjams in actually getting useful things done.
          Hey, that's why I like it!

          But then, I don't consider much of what they do to be useful in the first place.

          edit: Wow we got off-topic quick this time.
          A policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. -F.A. Hayek

          "$250,000 a year won't get me to Central Park West."

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          • #6
            Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

            Also , the writer of this article is carl bernstein, 50% of the reason watergate broke.

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            • #7
              Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

              Originally posted by Eggplant999
              Also , the writer of this article is carl bernstein, 50% of the reason watergate broke.
              If you have the kind of tips that Deep Throat provided, any hack could have put the pieces together. Don't get me wrong, his opinions are interesting to some, fish wrap to others.

              Lucky Shot

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              • #8
                Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                Originally posted by Lucky Shot
                I said the last 16 years.

                Lucky Shot
                Just checking. ;) Hindsight is 20/20, after all. You hear a lot of Republicans decry the recent acrimony of Washington as tragic, as if they themselves weren't some of the cheif architects of it.
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                • #9
                  Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                  I've never supported Bush, but being an incompetent, awkward, arrogant and ignorant president is not an impeachable offense, even if it costs the country trillions of dollars and thousands of lives. However, I would fully support Congress in changing the laws to make this so.

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                  • #10
                    Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                    Originally posted by xTYBALTx
                    Hey, that's why I like it!

                    But then, I don't consider much of what they do to be useful in the first place.

                    edit: Wow we got off-topic quick this time.
                    :D Here's to a do-nothing Congress!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                      Originally posted by AMosely
                      I've never supported Bush, but being an incompetent, awkward, arrogant and ignorant president is not an impeachable offense, even if it costs the country trillions of dollars and thousands of lives. However, I would fully support Congress in changing the laws to make this so.
                      Lying is however.

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                      • #12
                        Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                        Originally posted by Eggplant999
                        Lying is however.
                        I don't think so. . . Isn't the exact wording "high crimes and misdemeanors"?
                        A policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. -F.A. Hayek

                        "$250,000 a year won't get me to Central Park West."

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                        • #13
                          Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                          No I think this is a fantastic idea, and typical of liberal thinking. President Cheney....I like it!

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                          • #14
                            Re: "Senate Hearings on Bush, Now", by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                            Originally posted by leejo
                            No I think this is a fantastic idea, and typical of liberal thinking. President Cheney....I like it!
                            I agree. Seriously.
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                            • #15
                              Re: &quot;Senate Hearings on Bush, Now&quot;, by Carl Bernstein re:Impeachment

                              I don't think that's the point, this isn't liberal. Check bernsteins credentials. Also even if it did let cheney in he would be a lame duck president for the rest of the term (hi 17% approval rating), but it would almost hand the 08 election to the dems.

                              By the way, the amount of coalition troops that have died in iraq have almost passed the amount that died from the wtc terrorist attack.

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