Tuesday, January 24, 2006

IMPEACHMENT

This wouldn’t be worthy of note but for the source:

From Insight Magazine:

“Impeachment hearings: The White House prepares for the worst”

http://www.insightmag.com/Media/MediaManager/impeachment.htm

An analysis of possible outcomes of Congressional hearings on “Spygate.”

“Administration sources said a prelude to the impeachment process could begin with hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee in February. They said the hearings would focus on the secret electronic surveillance program and whether Mr. Bush violated the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The charges are expected to include false reports to Congress as well as Mr. Bush's authorization of the National Security Agency to engage in electronic surveillance inside the United States without a court warrant.”

The worry is this first bi-partisan committee will find against the president:

“Our arithmetic shows that a majority of the committee could vote against the president. If we work hard, there could be a tie.”

No real opinion on this one. I do think GWB has abused his office – what recent President hasn’t – but I don’t think this is the worst thing he’s done. Not by far…

In any case, on top of an off-term election and a disintegrating world political situation, 2006 could well be “interesting times” in spades…

As in the old Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times…

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