Impeachment Oregon Style
Two of Oregon's most prominent citizens, Jim Weaver and Frank Stahl, drew parallels between Richard Nixon and George Bush when they discussed impeachment at a public program in Eugene in June 2005.
The program was sponsored by the Pacifica Forum of the University of Oregon. It followed the release of the Downing Street Memo of British intelligence, which described an agreement between Bush and England's Prime Minister Tony Blair to lie about existing information to justify their intent to invade Iraq.
Prof. Stahl said he shares Weaver's views on impeachment because "imperial ambitions of the Bush Administration must be stopped." Also of concern to him was how the University of Oregon's scientific research is being dominated by military grants from the Pentagon.
"My research has led me to accept the view that what we face today is national collusion of a Military-Industrial-University Complex. Sadly, I now recognize my university is acting as a member of that Complex.
I'm not sure but when "two of Oregon's most prominent citizens" sound like they are contributors at MoveOn.org I don't think that anyone is going to take them seriously.
It's also interesting that they recognize that "violation of the public trust [is] impeachable." Isn't that what they wanted to impeach Clinton for?
Other than bumper stickers claiming "Bush lied, kids died," there is no consensus among reasonable people that Bush "lied" about Iraq. However, it is indisputable that Clinton perjured himself and lied to the American public. Was our U of O professor calling for Clinton's impeachment?
Of course, this is all coming from Swans.com where they have this on their front page:
Katrina, a natural disaster caused by American negligence; Iraq, a human disaster caused by American connivance; both were predictable, preventable, avoidable, but we as a society chose otherwise in the name of indifference, vengeance, fear, and greed.
Don't you hate it when hurricanes are "caused by American negligence?" Especially when they are "preventable."