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eBook The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office download ISBN: 031237254X
Author: Barbara Olshansky,Dave Lindorff
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (May 29, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 288
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The President, vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for .

The President, vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. -Constitution of the United States, Article II, Section 4 It's time. On April 29, 2004, a nervous President George W. Bush went before the bipartisan 9/11 Commission to answer questions about how his administration had responded to the attack. The commission had already taken testimony from a long string of witnesses in the military, intelligence, justice, and other agencies of government.

Enter David Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky and their book, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal .

Enter David Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky and their book, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office. Mr. Lindorff is a thirty-year veteran of journalism and Ms. Olshansky, an attorney, is the Director Counsel for The Center for Constitutional Rights.

The Case for Impeachment book. George W. Bush's record as a president is abysmal. And it's time to impeach him. The Case for Impeachment lays out the reasons why in a straightforward, letter-of-the-law manner. Mixing the cold, The war in Iraq. No bid contracts awarded to Halliburton.

Lindorff, Dave (David . ; Olshansky, Barbara . other crimes - Impeaching other Bush administration officials - The case for impeachment - Appendices : the Downing Street memo; Niger forgeries; the Taguba report; the International Committee of the Red Cross report; the FBI memo regarding torture at Guatanamo; the Gonzales memo on torture; the federal indictment of I. Lewis Libby; the Rumsfeld memo on torture. Explains the legal history and grounds for impeaching the president, including lying and inducing Congress and Americans to go to war, and allowing his friends and business cronies to profit from the war in Iraq.

Lindorff, Dave; Olshansky, Barbara. Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-, Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-, Impeachments, Presidents, Misconduct in the office. New York : Thomas Dunne. Bush from Office

Enter David Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky and their book, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Together they achieve what few other books can on this subject, mainly a lucid argument for removing the Bush cartel without boring the bookworm to death or burying them in lawyer lingo.

The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush . The Case for Impeachment - Dave Lindorff. by Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky. Hard hitting and persuasive in its argument, The Case for Impeachment will be one of the most talked-about political books for the pathetic remainder of the Bush Presidency. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Dave Lindorff & Barbara Olshansky, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing . The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush, by Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

Dave Lindorff & Barbara Olshansky, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office, (2006). Dennis Loo & Peter Phillips, Ed. Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney, (2006). ISBN 978-1-58322-743-5. Free PDF. Feingold to Introduce Resolutions Censuring President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Other Administration Officials (July 22, 2007). Bill Moyers Journal of July 13, 2007 "Tough Talk on Impeachment" focusing on the constitutional issues.

Barbara Olshansky is an American human rights lawyer. Olshansky is author with Dave Lindorff of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Olshansky and Lindorff include as rationales for impeachment in The Case for Impeachment. Olshansky was the recipient of a document leaked by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Diaz, that later lead to his court martial, detention, and discharge

Olshansky is author with Dave Lindorff of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President .

Olshansky is author with Dave Lindorff of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. lying and inducing Congress and the American people into an unjust war; allowing his friends and business cronies to profiteer off the war in Iraq; authorizing torture and rendition of prisoners of war and suspected terrorists - a complete violation of the Geneva Conventions, a treaty the .

It's time to act--and this is the guide.
Comments: (7)
Winenama
This book makes a very strong case for impeachment of George W. Bush, and I believe that proceedings should be undertaken because it is important that Bush's imperialistic, unconstitutional, even illegal behavior as president not be allowed to pass uncensured by the Congress and the people. To ignore this would set an even more dangerous precedent than his appointment to the presidency by the Supreme Court did.
lubov
I bought this book on the premise that it would tell both sides of the story. In no way is this book close to it. I get some people are angry but to spew hate and again one-sidedness is against my wallets commence. I wonder if the authors would write about impeaching Obama with the same shark teeth.
Nilabor
The first few pages did not grab my attention. In fact I was disappointed because it was talking about how it hoped the elections of November 2006 would turn out. My next mistake was comparing this book to others rather than on its own merit. Somewhere after the first several pages, the authors hit their stride or I did, and the book held my attention to the end.

Authors Lindorff and Olshansky first ask the question, "Why impeachment?" in which they lay out the deceit and deception perpetrated by Bush & Co. They give the history of impeachment and how it has evolved in American law. Here Lindorff and Olshansky introduce nuance of impeachment that I had not been aware of. "In 1974, the House Judiciary Committed examined the history of federal impeachment proceedings and issued a report describing three categories of impeachable offenses..." 1) "actions involving or exceeding or abusing the constitutional limits on the powers of the office at the expense of the powers of another branch of government" 2) "conduct fundamentally incomparable with the function and purpose of the office of the offender" and 3) are "actions that involved using the power and authority of the offenders' office for an improper purpose or for personal gain."

The authors start the next six chapters with an article of impeachment for George W. Bush. They make excellent arguments for impeachment under several of them e.g. When George Bush adds signing statement to bills stating what parts of the bill he will enforce or ignore, or claims that it does not apply to him, he is relegating the legislative branch to an advisory role rather than an equal branch of government. George Bush has taken the first step toward dictatorship by disavowing his vow to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States. Bush claims this right as commander in chief even though the Constitution clearly states that the President is the C in C of the army and navy only.

But Herr Bush is not their only consideration for impeachment. They add Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, and Alberto Gonzalez. Here the authors are kind enough to make an important distinction for the reader. The president is the only one who is protected from criminal indictment while in office. His impeachment means only removal from office. However, all the others described here can be impeached and indicted for criminal charges. The knowledgeable reader will be able to imagine with a fair degree of accuracy what those charges might entail.

The appendices here are kind of the grand prize. They include The Downing Street Memo, the Niger Forgeries, the Taguba Report, the International Committee of the Red Cross Report, the FBI Memo Regarding Torture at Guantanamo, the Gonzalez Memo on Torture, The Federal Indictment of I. Lewis Libby, and the Rumsfeld Memo on Torture. These all point to incompetence, deception of the American people, violation of our treaties and the Geneva Conventions. All of these come under the province of high crimes and misdemeanors.

In closing the authors remind us that, "The Constitution was not just conceived as a document for the good times, It was meant to guide the nation through times of conflict, trouble, and stress as well."

It's also bigger than any one man.

Also recommended:

Wolf, Naomi, "The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot."

Nichols, John, "The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders Cure for Royalism."

Greenwald, Glenn, "How Would a Patriot Act: Defending American Values From a President Run Amok."

Center for Constitutional Rights, "Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush.

Michael Isikoff and David Corn, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War.
Tolrajas
Considering the Bush administration's assault on our civil rights, the Constitution itself, American principles as we know it and rampant republican cronyism, there is no shortage of books to read that outline the worst Presidency in American history. In fact, there is a literal litany of them to read and depress one's self over it all. The problem with such a plethora to pick from is you can't read them all and many of them are either too dry, histrionic or too full of legal blather to bother with.

Enter David Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky and their book, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office. Mr. Lindorff is a thirty-year veteran of journalism and Ms. Olshansky, an attorney, is the Director Counsel for The Center for Constitutional Rights. Together they achieve what few other books can on this subject, mainly a lucid argument for removing the Bush cartel without boring the bookworm to death or burying them in lawyer lingo. Blending a mixture of just enough pragmatic history, clear-cut evidence and easy-to-understand legal language, the authors present a damaging case that clocks in under 275 pages, including the index and ample supporting documents.

Whether you need to wrap your mind around the cornucopia of criminality by Bush, or find a friend or family member still in denial and needs help grasping the grisly, grim truth about "Dubya", this book does the trick in just ten easy chapters. While the Internet, through grassroots efforts, has given rise to a thunderous cry for Bush's removal, The Case for Impeachment, gives a mainstream voice to a virulent presidency and a deep demand for the people-powered recall of a would-be dictator.

-Frank J. Ranelli

Progressive Author, Writer, & Researcher
Erennge
As one who actually voted for Bush in 2000 and against in 2004, I feel that I gave him an honest and objective look over the last 6 years. I don't feel that all the counts laid out by the authors reach the level of impeachment but 2, at least in my mind do. Most importantly is mis-leading us into a war of agression regarding Iraq. The cost of this war on so many level will be with us for a very long time.

When I picked this up I thought it might be a left-wing screed. Far from it, a very serious and worthwhile read.