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2003-03-17 | 8:19 a.m.

Impeachment is the direct constitutional means for removing a President, Vice President or other civil officers of the United States who has acted or threatened acts that are serious offenses against the Constitution, its system of government, or the rule of law, or that are conventional crimes of such a serious nature that they would injure the Presidency if there was no removal.

There is a way to stop this war, of course. I didn't really give it any serious thought until this morning, when the ramifications of all this pissing off our traditional allies started to sink in. The opposition to this war is greater than I've ever seen in this country. It's way bigger than opposition to the Viet Nam war. George Bush, Sr. spoke against it, for crying out loud!

To Stephen, I say that this is not a knee-jerk liberal response. Impeaching Clinton would have stopped him from getting blowjobs in the Oval Office. Big whoop. But impeaching Bush could stop a war action that the American people do not appear to support. (And an occupation, too. Yikes, remember Somalia?! That was supposed to be a cakewalk!) I despised Bush, Sr. and Reagan (Clinton, too, sometimes), but I never seriously thought about trying to impeach them. Maybe this time should be different.

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