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Speech given before the personal delivery of the Santa Clara County Green Party's Impeachment Resolution to Eshoo's office.

Demanding the Impeachment of Bush, Cheney,Rumsfeld and Gonzales
March 28, 2006
by Carol Brouillet

         I believe the best hope for the future is that “we the people of the U.S.” take personal responsibility for the behavior of our government and hold “elected officials” accountable for their actions, particularly when they have behaved in a flagrantly criminal manner that threatens the lives and well being of all of us, and people throughout the world.

         I say “elected officials” with a cautioning note, because there is ample evidence that the Bush Regime stole the last two presidential elections, and I don’t believe Bush and Cheney were legally elected or are legitimate officials. When we discussed the Impeachment Resolution at the Santa Clara Green Party meeting, most of us agreed that the elections were stolen, but there was some debate over whether “stealing elections” was an impeachable offense that could be directly attributed to Bush and Cheney. Since we all agreed on the desirability of an impeachment resolution, we avoided a long discussion of crimes that were more controversial, and limited ourselves to addressing the most obvious ones, but I think if we had had more time, we could have come up with a longer laundry list of crimes.

         We first demanded “Pre-Emptive Impeachment of Bush” in January 2003, in an effort to halt the war against Iraq. I’m sure most of the country would prefer to impeach Bush than to launch another needless war against Iran or Syria or North Korea. The doctrine of pre-emptive war is unjustifiable, especially when history shows us that the U.S government will launch false flag operations, support outrageous lies, to con Americans into supporting wars under false pretenses.

         The Republicans feel that impeachment is a distraction from the “War on Terrorism,” but what they don’t want to admit is that the “War on Terrorism” is a bogus war, truly a “War of Terrorism” against the American people and the world. The official 9-11 story is a lie, a scam used to trick Americans into supporting wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, as well as other countries. Eighty-five percent of the soldiers in Iraq were fooled into believing that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9-11 when there is no evidence to support that claim. Eshoo and the 9-11 Commission failed to address the financing of the 9-11 attacks. The press has failed to question why top U.S. Government officials were meeting from September 3rd to September 14th, 2001 with the head of Pakistani Intelligence, Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad, who had $100,000 wired to Mohammed Atta, whom the FBI say was the lead hijacker in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The men having breakfast with Ahmad on the morning of the attacks, Porter Goss and Bob Graham, were the ones chosen to oversee the first official inquiry into 9-11. The basic facts about 9-11 have never been revealed to the public by the mainstream press, only an endless parade of lies, selling the official narrative, punctuated by “terror alerts” meant to frighten everyone into giving up their rights, and to silence those of us raising the taboo questions.

         Congress and the press have failed to ask the hard questions and pursue the truth. It is up to us, citizens, to see through the lies, point out that our government has tried to pull off the most audacious hoax, in an effort to terrorize the world into silence and submission. We cannot allow them to get away with it. It is time to “Impeach the Terrorists.” Then, we can repeal the Patriot Act, dismantle Homeland Security, redirect resources from terrorizing, killing and controlling people to helping, healing, nurturing relationships between people, and between people and planet. We need a government that is genuinely of, by and for people, not corporations. We must do all we can to change a system which allows rich, transnational interests to dominate our government, and the world, at the expense of humanity and the biosphere. As Utah Phillips said, “The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and the people responsible have names and addresses.”

         There has never been such a great disparity between the rich and the poor. The Global Security State being constructed seems designed to protect the wealthy few from the vast majority. True security, however, has nothing to do with amassing the most weapons; true security simply means healthy balanced relationships, inner peace, healthy family relationships, a supportive community, peaceful relations between countries, healthy oceans, forests, air, water…

         I hope that Congresswoman Eshoo and all of Congress begin to listen seriously to the voices of concerned citizens who are outraged by our government. I hope that Bush is impeached as soon as possible. I hope that everyone will shoulder some responsibility and do all they can to make sure that there are honest elections in November with as much participation as possible, to make it harder for the elections to be stolen. If there are any members of Congress opposed to Impeachment or Repeal of the Patriot Act or an end to wars of aggression, may they be ousted in November.

         Bush and Cheney have shown us the sort of leadership that mobsters use when they break a few windows and shakedown the storekeeper to hire them to protect themselves against vandals. We need leadership that exposes the “fake protection racket” and frees all of us from “extortion, fear and the threat of more violence.” We aren’t getting that sort of leadership in Congress or in the mainstream media, but we need to strengthen our own voices and support the growing grassroots movements demanding truth, impeachment, peace, accountability, justice. Together we can do, what none of us could do alone. I am reminded of what Mahatma Gandhi said-

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