“IF the Democratic party manages to secure a majority in the House then among the many issues that require attention the absolutely single most important task is to institute real and genuine oversight hearings on all aspects of the past six years of the Bush regime. If, as many of us think, there is solid evidence of one or more high crimes and / or misdemeanors committed by Bush and Cheney then it the only order of business for the House is to impeach. The House cannot do anything else for the simple reason that if there is such evidence then it means that the affairs domestic and foreign of the United States may well be in the hands of an illegitimate regime and if that is true then it is more dangerous to the United States and the world at large to not impeach than it is to impeach.
“The canard that the country can’t take impeachment doesn’t hold water since our Congress impeached and acquitted Clinton with little obvious damage to the country. Pelosi is correct to state that impeachment isn’t the first action since it is necessary to actually develop evidence first that can sustain an impeachment; however, watch very closely to see if she and the party stand up to their obligations to the people of the country. It should be clear that if there have been high crimes and / or misdemeanors committed by Bush and Cheney then only by using the framework of the government as laid out in the constitution can the stability and integrity of the government be ensured and that means impeachment and conviction. No compromise is acceptable not for the sake of vengeance or retribution but for the sake of restoring the country to a government of laws rather than a government of men.”