Sunday, July 03, 2005

Impeach Bush? Well, why not? 

The thing that's always bothered me about the idea of impeaching Bush because he lied his way into a war is the precedent of FDR. After all, it's reasonably clear that FDR was determined to help Britain against the Nazis (Lend Lease) well before the American people were ready for it. It's also clear that in this, as in so much else, FDR did what was best for the country.

But then it occurred to me:

That was then, this is now.

The Republicans, by impeaching Clinton, substantially lowered the bar for what constitutes grounds for impeachment.

And if lying about a blowjob is an impeachable offense, why isn't lying about the casus belli for a war that cost thousands of American dead, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead?


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