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February 26, 2007

Impeachment goes to Washington -- the other one, that is

Last month, I wrote about efforts in the New Mexico legislature to force the U.S. House of Representatives to consider impeachment. This month, the impeachniks have gone to Washington state.

There's an interesting post at a Seattle Times blog describing an attempt by Democrats Patty Murray and Jay Inslee, a senator and congressman from Washington, respectively, to stop the state legislature from considering an impeachment resolution. (via HotAir) As I noted last time, these impeachniks think, based on a manual written by Thomas Jefferson, that they can force the House to start impeachment proceedings by having state legislatures pass resolutions.

I hate to be judgmental, but these people are totally nuts. The key segment of the blog post is this, toward the end: "Murray's vote against the Iraq war doesn't seem to mean much today to anti-war activists. Last week, while Murray was meeting with a group of local police chiefs in Bellevue, protesters asked the chiefs to arrest the senator for war crimes." David Postman, the blogger, adds that the Occupation Project people said, "They [the police] didn't do it, but in a just world they would have."

And here's another guy, author of "Killing Time: an Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal," among other things, who describes how 900 people supporting impeachment attended "an event organized by the Citizens Movement to Impeach Bush/Cheney, a local ad hoc citizens' organization in this little burg that had convinced the local city council to make the 1000-seat [performing arts center] auditorium available for a hearing on impeachment." Not to be outdone by Al Gore, he and two other anti-war leaders were treated "like rock stars."

Who were those two? First, Ray McGovern, the guy who has testified "that the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel and military bases craved by administration 'neocons' so 'the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world.'" Second, "former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega," who's now the author of United States v. George W. Bush et al., which "presents her argument in transcript form as a hypothetical weeklong presentation to a grand jury, including extensive testimony from three fictional investigative agents."

I've been able to draw only one conclusion from all of this: Nancy Pelosi is a tool of the neocons.