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There are strong calls in the U.S. to impeach Bush. But what does this mean? According to Wikipedia the following is the impeachment process:
For a President to be impeached for "high crimes and misdemeanors", formal charges known as "Articles of Impeachment", which state the allegations, are introduced at the House of Representatives where they may be debated and, if consensus for a vote is reached, voted upon.
If any of the articles are approved by a simple majority, then the President is considered "impeached" and would then be tried by the United States Senate to determine his guilt or innocence. If a President is found guilty by two thirds of the Senate on any charge, the Constitution states that he must be removed from office and replaced by the Vice President. In the case of President Bush, if he were successfully removed from office, Vice President Richard Cheney would be immediately sworn in as President.
Now call me old-fashioned but it seems to me that, after taking months of legal argy-bargy to get rid of Bush, if Cheney stepped into his shoes it would be like getting a retarded hyena out of the chicken coop and replacing it with a tiger. (As a point of interest, Clinton was eventually impeached by the Congress but not by the Senate so he remained as President. Nixon, of course, resigned before the impeachment process was completed.)
But Bush has already set the wheels in motion for the attack on Iran so what is the point of proceeding with a lengthy process that may never succeed? Yet Americans talk incessantly about this process as if there are no other options. It's kind of like sitting down and drawing up a detailed plan of how to fight a fire while your house is burning.
Deposing Bush and all his henchmen immediately is the only choice!