'06 Election Focus: Impeach Bush!
Robert Parry asks: "what are the American people to do if they want to force an end to this war?
Impeachment of Bush is widely regarded as impossible given the Republican control of the House and Senate and the strength of the conservative news media in newspapers, magazines, talk radio, television and the Internet. But impeachment may be the only political option left if the American people hope to force a U.S. withdrawal before 2009.Is impeachment a realistic possibility? In other countries, of course, a military coup would be a solid possibility. There are plenty of soldiers like Terry Rogers who are totally pissed at the Bush neocons and just want OUT of Iraq. But given how stacked with political operatives the US military leadership is, and how tightly entwined the US military and industrial complexes are, that's not gonna happen.
Also by making Bush's impeachment a focus of the congressional campaigns in 2006, the American people would be given a chance to impose some measure of accountability for the gross mismanagement of the Iraq War.
Without some accountability, it's also likely that Bush's neoconservative advisers will remain influential in Washington, biding their time for a comeback. Bush may be leaving in three-and-a-half years, but the neoconservatives who surround him have no plans to surrender the influence they have accumulated in Washington over the past 30 years.
In other countries, too, ordinary decent citizens would rise up and form massive protests... Hmmn...???