Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Heroes

These guys are my heroes.

First, Ohio Congressman and former Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has bucked the Democratic Party's leadership and called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush for misleading the nation into the disasterous war in Iraq, citing a "calculated and wide-ranging strategy" in deceiving Congress and U.S. citizens into believing that Iraq posed an imminent threat, with "Weapons of Mass Destruction."

It's not expected to lead to an actual impeachment, but I'm glad someone's calling for it. Clinton got impeached for a little hanky panky in his office. Certainly Bush should face some consequence for leading this country into an unnecessary war that has resulted in the deaths of over 4,000 American soldiers, the physical and psychological maiming of thousands more and the deaths of over 100,000 Iraqis.

My other hero is Vincent Bugliosi. He's best-known for "Helter Skelter," his account of his successful prosecution of the Manson family. More recently, he wrote a book refuting a vast conspiracy in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. His most recent book is "The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder." The title is self-explanatory. Bugliosi has methodically put together the case for prosecuting George W. Bush for the deaths resulting in the unnecessary war in Iraq.

Sitting presidents are immune, constitutionally, from criminal prosecution in order to prevent them from being harassed by false "nuisance" charges. When they're out of office, they lose that immunity. I can't wait.

Hey, maybe he can share a cell with Manson.

9 comments:

FranIAm said...

You've got great taste in music and in heroes, Johnny Yen.

I am with you!

Mathman6293 said...

I can't wait either...

Doc said...

There have been presidential screw ups before, but never on this magnitude.

Doc

Anonymous said...

Jonny,

I had to read "Helter Skelter" for three classes as a Criminal Justice major at RIT in the 70's. It was considered a landmark "how to" book for it's time. AIl know it change how I viewed the system for all time. It may be for many of us an out spoken wish that GW may stand to account for his actions before the court. But in the best of all possible worlds Candide, is it realistic?
OTR

SkylersDad said...

I would rather have Bush share a cell with Bubba, one of those Deliverance boys...

Scream like a piggy GW!

Distributorcap said...

somehow he will have one of his toadies figure a way to pardon himself


as for sharing a cell -- i hope bush AND delay share it with manson and one of the deliverance boys

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Yay Dennis!

vikkitikkitavi said...

I read Helter Skelter when I was a teen, and I think Bugliosi had one of the best books on the OJ case. I just might have to read this.

MacGuffin said...

Amen!