The S.O.B. has to go

    Bonnie Erbe, a columnist whose work I respect, writes elsewhere on this web site today that President George W. Bush should be impeached for his many high crimes against the Constitution of the United States.

    “The non-partisan polling firm Zogby International last month found that by a margin of 52 percent to 43 percent, Americans want Congress to consider impeaching President Bush if he wiretapped American citizens without a judge’s approval,” Erbe says. “Well, there’s no “if” about it anymore. The president approved warrantless wiretaps in 2002. Two years later, during a campaign appearance in Buffalo, N.Y. he volunteered he’d done nothing of the kind. That’s called breaking the law and lying about it.”

    It has taken a while but the American people are coming around to realize what some of us have been saying for some time: George Bush is a serious threat to the future of this country and represents a clear and present danger to the peace and security of the United States of America.

    We’re not talking about some Presidential horn toad nailing an intern in the oval office. We’re not even talking about a paranoid, power-mad President tapping the phones of the opposition party. We’re talking about a concentrated effort to undermine the Constitution of the United States, subvert the laws of the nation and destroy the very foundations of this country.

    Bush is a power-mad megalomaniac hell-bent on undermining the freedoms and civil liberties that once characterized this nation, a crazed despot who cares nothing for the truth, human decency or law.

    He is more dangerous than Osama bin Laden and more corrupt than any President in modern history. He is, simply put, a threat who must be removed from office now by whatever legal means necessary to protect the safety of the nation.

    Bonnie is a lady and her well-written, sanely-reasoned column should be read and heeded by all.

    “Grassroots passion for impeachment prompted by this president’s circumvention of Congress and the Constitution is what’s driving growing public support,” she says. “And America’s transition from ‘Bush fan’ to ‘Bush foe’ is being ignored by the mainstream media.”

    Jonathan Turley is a constitutional law professor at George Washington University and also sees Bush as a threat to Democracy.

    “President George W. Bush has claimed the authority to violate federal statutes when he believes it is necessary for the nation’s security,” Turley says. “Such a claim of authority would upset the delicate balance of power in our tripartite system of government and convert the Chief Executive into a type of maximum leader; the very scourge that led our Framers to form this Republic”

    I’m neither as polite as Bonnie Erbe or as scholarly as Jonathan Turley. But agree with both of them without reservation.

    The son-of-a-bitch has to go.