2+2=Impeachment

It's all coming together now. The lies, the Iraq War, torture. Recent revelations expose the impotence and immorality of the Bush Administration's national security apparatus and a poll tells us exactly what to do about it.

First the administration violated the soul and conscience of America by torturing Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi. Then they used the dubious information extracted to deceive the nation into war. Cheney even continued to use the information well after al-Libi recanted. Americans very clearly stated their desires should it be found that the president lied about the war...

(For information from the military and conservatives on why torture is ineffective, try this Anne Applebaum column or Sebastian Holsclaw's arguments...)

The New York Times recently got a hold of Defense Intelligence Agency documents stating that al-Libi's testimony was "probably misleading"; documents dating back to February 2002, a year before the Iraq War started and well before statements based on this confession were made.

As I write this, the Center for American Progress released a thorough documentation of the misleading "evidence" used by the Bush administration to take us to war.

Now, take the mounting case that the administration knowingly peddled highly-disputed claims with a recent poll revealing that a majority of Americans support the consideration of impeachment "if Bush lied about the war." Likely voters favor impeachment consideration 51 to 46%. That would seem to indicate that there's a certain political advantage to pursuing justice... Bada bang.

To summarize briefly: The use of illegal, immoral and ineffective torture to extract dubious information; the use of that dubious information (against the expressed doubts of your intelligence professionals) to sell a war; and the expressed desire by ordinary Americans for this behavior to be investigated via impeachment hearings. We're waiting...

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