Koretz is the sponsor of the California initiative to impeach the president and vice president. It's inspired in part by his digust [sic] with the current regime and in part by similar legislation drafted by Karen Yarbrough of the Illinois General Assembly. Both items take advantage of Section 603 of Thomas Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which "allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature."
In the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson, "Hell yeah, bitches."
What would they impeach Bush for? All the right stuff, it appears:
• Violating provisions of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a felony;
• Violating provisions of the Geneva Convention by authorizing torture;
• Holding American citizens without due process;
• Initiating an illegal war against Iraq, resulting in loss of life and diminished security; and
• Leaking classified information and exposing a covert operative -- Valerie Plame -- as means of silencing his critics.
When you read that list how does your stomach not turn? It's not like the abovementioned talking points are still being disputed; Bush has defended his wiretapping, torture and war and recent allegations have all but proven that the authorization to leak Plame's identity came from the president himself. If these charges were levied against anyone else they'd stand in front of the International Criminal Court for war crimes charges.
Quotes are from The Simon, where the writer goes on to point out how curiously silent the media is on this topic. It seems like a great story, even if the angle of the story is "those wacky state Democrats." Where's the love, FOX?