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LaRouche Calls for Immediate Impeachment of Bush and Cheney

Sept. 11, 2006 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

Lyndon LaRouche has called on all patriotic Americans to join him in pressing for the immediate impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. LaRouche issued the call in the immediate aftermath of three developments in recent days:

  1. The release of two additional chapters from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on the pre-Iraq war intelligence failures, which Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) correctly identified as a stinging indictment of the President and Vice President for lying the Congress and the American people into a needless and disastrous Iraq war;

  2. The airing on ABC-TV of the fraudulent mini-series, "The Path to 9/11," on the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which were part of a White House-directed propaganda assault against the American and European populations, to soften them up for new wars in Southwest Asia; and,

  3. Vice President Dick Cheney's shameless lies, during an hour-long television interview Sept. 10, 2006 with Tim Russert on "Meet The Press."

LaRouche declared, "The Administration has lied and lied and lied the United States into a senseless and disastrous war in Iraq. We see a pattern of habitual lying on the part of the President and Vice President. This constitutes more than sufficient grounds for impeachment. I consider," LaRouche continued, "that the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney is imperative at this time. They have violated their oath of office, and have brought nearly irreparable harm to the United States. The new evidence presented last week by the Senate intelligence panel serves to underscore just how seriously they lied the U.S. into war.

"Furthermore," LaRouche continued, "Vice President Cheney's shameless lying on nationwide television on Sunday, Sept. 10, and his continuing push for a new, even more devastating 'preventive' war against Iran, underscore the urgency of Congress acting now to prepare a long-overdue bill of impeachment."

LaRouche added that he would hope that former President Bill Clinton would agree with his assessment about the urgency of a Bush-Cheney impeachment and take his own action. "After what has been done to the former President, particularly with the fraudulent ABC-TV disinformation mini-series, blaming the Clinton Administration for 9/11, I would think that he would see the ongoing onslaught against the country, from an ever-more desperate Bush-Cheney White House and its right-wing allies, as cause to issue a similar call. I must say that Hillary Clinton's warnings, as First Lady, about a 'vast right-wing conspiracy' against the Clinton Presidency, ring now in my ear, as I view the recent unfolding events."

Among the incidents that prompted LaRouche to issue his impeachment call was the Sept. 7 release of two additional chapters from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's investigation into the pre-Iraq war intelligence process. The declassified versions of the two chapters were made public, and were accompanied by statements from Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the co-chairman of the Select Committee, and Sen. Carl Levin. The chapter refuting Administration claims on both Saddam links to terrorism, and on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, was adopted almost unamimously, 14-1, by the committee. As to the chapter on the role of the Pentagon-linked Iraqi National Congress in shaping policy, Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) voted to issue the chapter draft prepared by the Democratic Minority staff of the committee; Snowe said this was because it was closer to the truth.

The newly-issued chapters showed that top Administration officials, including the President, Vice President, then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, repeatedly misrepresented intelligence community findings, to support the Iraq invasion with lies that Iraq was tied to al-Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks, and had advanced WMD programs.