USA: Bush as lame duck president. New Mark Fiore animation


Bush and Iraq war dead, cartoon

George W Bush lost the recent elections in the USA.

But officially, he is still president.

People keep dying in his Iraq war and elsewhere.

These are the subjects of the new Internet animation by Mark Fiore.

It is here.

4 thoughts on “USA: Bush as lame duck president. New Mark Fiore animation

  1. Posted by: “rondea@juno.com” rondea@juno.com marsfair
    Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:23 pm (PST)
    http://thisandthatat.blogspot.com

    Iraq: The Hidden War

    Iraq: The Hidden Story shows the footage used by TV news broadcasts, and compares it with the devastatingly powerful uncensored footage of the aftermath of the carnage that is becoming a part of the fabric of life in Iraq.

    Prod/ Dir: Christian Trumble; Exec Prod: Stephen Phelps; Prod Co: Zenith Entertainment Ltd – 2006

    – Warning –
    This video contains images that should only be viewed by a mature audience

    Information Clearing House
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13420.htm

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  2. If war crimes, torture, and crimes against humanity are not reason t
    Posted by: “Corey” cpmondello@yahoo.com cpmondello
    Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:07 am (PST)
    BUSH MUST GO!

    WAR CRIMES, TORTURE, AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
    ARE NOT REASON TO IMPEACH, WHAT IS?
    http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3524&Itemid=223

    The whole program of the Bush administration must be stopped. If George Bush is allowed to finish out his term, all the destruction and the whole direction he has taken society will be condoned, legitimated and made permanent. We demand Congress investigate and hold accountable the Bush Administration for criminal liability and bring articles of impeachment against the President.

    Generations from now people will ask what did the people of this country do when they knew their government was committing war crimes: launching a war based on the unlawful doctrine of “preventive” war; indiscriminately using cluster bombs, depleted uranium and chemical weapons against civilians; and carrying out an illegal occupation?

    What will you say when they ask why a President who decided he could order torture with impunity stayed in office?

    Will your answer be that we did nothing because Congress refused to act, counseling governing from the center and working with the President and seeking unity and common ground with war criminals, religious fanatics and fascists?

    Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly immoral and illegitimate war in Iraq – with Iran now in its sights.

    Your government is openly torturing people. In violation of international law, with the Military Commissions Act of 2006, it has made torture legal and granted itself immunity from criminal prosecution.

    Your government is creating a police state – obliterating basic constitutional protections, such as the right to habeas corpus, the right to privacy and the right to dissent.

    For the war to end now, for torture to stop, to restore rights stolen, we the people must act. No one will do this for us. That which you do not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn – or be forced – to accept.

    We can and must create a political situation where the Bush regime’s whole program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed.

    January 4, 2007: Demonstrate in Washington DC as Congress opens! Impeach Bush! THE WORLD CAN”T WAIT – DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME!

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  3. Posted by: “Corey” cpmondello@yahoo.com cpmondello
    Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:55 pm (PST)

    Impeachment: ‘It’s Not Up to Pelosi,’ Say Grassroots Leaders

    Fri., Dec. 15, 2006
    http://us.oneworld.net/article/view/143884/1/7263

    When Democratic lawmakers return to Washington next month to take over Congressional leadership positions, many will be under heavy pressure from their supporters to start impeachment hearings against President George W. Bush.

    >From civil libertarians to antiwar groups, hundreds of grassroots organizations are currently engaged in a nationwide campaign for impeachment, even though some leading Democratic politicians have publicly said it’s not an option.

    Last Sunday, “Impeachment for Change,” an umbrella group representing a wide array of grassroots organizations, arranged as many as 75 countrywide events to mobilize support for congressional hearings into the conduct of the Iraq war and the wiretapping of U.S. citizens.

    “It’s time for Democrats to do the right investigations,” said David Swanson, director of Democrats.com, a Web-based campaign group that has been pushing for impeachment since May 2005 when the leakage of a British secret report suggested that Bush manipulated intelligence to justify the military occupation of Iraq.

    In an interview with OneWorld, Swanson acknowledged that most Democrats were not supportive of the movement for impeachment but said he was hopeful that consistent pressure from Democratic voters and thorough investigations into the conduct of war could lead to impeachment hearings.

    “It’s not up to Pelosi. It’s up to us,” said Swanson of the possibility of impeaching Bush, adding that his group is trying to set up a pro-impeachment group in every Congressional district in the country.

    Recently, Democratic legislator Nancy Pelosi, the incoming speaker of the House of Representatives, indicated she would not support the idea of impeachment, even though most voters in her constituency wanted her to take the lead on this issue.

    Many constitutional experts believe that there is a strong case for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney because both allegedly put themselves above the rule of law by failing to substantiate the justifications for war on Iraq.

    Before going to war in Iraq, Bush had told the U.S. Congress and public that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, and that his regime posed a serious threat to international peace and security.

    “Bush should be impeached because he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors,” said former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman in a recent interview with Buzzflash, an independent Web-based publication.

    Holtzman, who sat on the House Judiciary Committee during 1974 and helped draft articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, has written a book titled The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens.

    On the Iraq war, according to Holtzman, Bush “failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed. In other words, he has turned away from carrying out his responsibilities as president. So, in some cases, he puts himself above the law, and in some cases, he runs away from the law.”

    Campaigners said they would like to have 100,000 signatures from Democratic supporters for their petition on impeachment. The Democrats.com Web site shows more than 35,000 people had signed the impeachment petition as of Thursday evening.

    Despite Pelosi’s opposition to the demand for impeachment, it seems some leading Democrats may be willing to take an aggressive position on this issue. Among such politicians are the former presidential candidate and Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Congressman John Conyers, Jr., and Congressman Henry Waxman.

    Conyers and Waxman are expected to take charge of the House committees on the judiciary and government reform, respectively.

    Last Friday, outgoing Representative Cynthia McKinney introduced a bill calling for impeachment. While the bill is not expected to have any chance of passing, activists said it would add to the momentum of the pro-impeachment movement.

    “Democrats should take it seriously,” said Medea Benjamin of CodePink, a popular antiwar group, in an interview with OneWorld. “I think if they do their oversight job effectively, then enough issues will come out to pave the way for impeachment.”

    “There are good lawyers out there who are very, very serious,” she added.

    Holtzman agrees with Benjamin.

    “It can happen,” she said. “Grassroots is what changed the election and changed the composition of Congress. Grassroots can bring about the impeachment of George Bush.”

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