- The noose is tightening around George
Bush and his gang of White House crooks and liars, with prosecutor Patrick
Fitzgerald reportedly getting closer to an indictment of Karl Rove, and
now with the Illinois and California state legislatures considering resolutions
that would have those states submit bills of impeachment to the U.S. House
of Representatives--an alternative means of bringing an impeachment case
against a president when, as now, the sitting members of Congress don't
have the courage or conviction to do so themselves.
- These are dangerous times, because the
Bush family history, and the Rove M.O., are to attack viciously and without
restraint when cornered.
- At a book signing on Friday at Columbia
University, a number of journalists told me they worried that Bush, Rove
and Cheney, if they thought they were going to lose the House in November
and face serious investigations into their crimes and deceits, would dosomething
treasonous, like launching a war against Iran, or perhaps allowing another
major terrorist attack against a U.S. target, so that they could then clamp
down further on domestic freedom and ramp up jingoistic support among
their wavering base.
- The time for vacillating, cowering Democrats
is over. The only way to defeat this threat is to warn about it and resist
it openly now.
- Democrats also need to stop waffling
about voter security and vote fraud. It is essential that all voting machines
in November have paper records, and that an army of activists begin now
preparing to block Republican efforts to confuse and intimidate progressive
voters to keep them from even getting to the polls.
- Italians and other people in nations
around the globe have shown the way, standing up to fraud and intimidation
to insist on honest elections, and throwing out charlatans.
- November 2006 will be America's turn.
- Will the American people be up to the
- Three state representatives in Illinois--Rep.
Karen A. Yarbrough (217-782-8120), Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (217)- 782-8062),
and Rep. Eddie Washington (217-558-1012)-- have struck the first blow in
defense of liberty, and have shown us all the way. They were quickly followed
over the weekend by California Assemblyman Paul Koretz (310-285-5490),
who introduced a bill calling for impeachment of both Bush and Cheney.
- Dave Lindorff is the author of Killing
Time: an Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. His
new book of CounterPunch columns titled "This Can't be Happening!"
is published by Common Courage Press. Lindorff's new book, "The Case
- co-authored by Barbara Olshansky, is
due out May 1.
- He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org