Many of you may not have any idea who Dennis Kucinich is(apart perhaps from his hilarious appearance on the Colbert Report a few weeks ago) but Dennis is in fact one of the nine Democratic Candidates seeking the Presidential Nomination. In polls among "Grassroots Democrats" Kucinich's approval is rising, and with good reason. With his charm, warmth and tenderness its hard not to love him, add to that the fact that he is leading the charge against Vice President Cheney. Bush may get as pass often because of his character and somewhat warm nature, but the cold calculated acts of the devilish Dick earn him the hatred of many Democrats. So how is the little man going to take on the Devil himself? He is filing Resolution House Resolution 333 which contains three articles of Impeachment against Richard B. Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors.
The First article cites that Cheney knowingly and intentionally misled Americans about the threat of Nuculear, Biological and Chemical weapons in Iraq in order to Justify the war. The Second Article cites that Cheney knowingly and willingly misled the American public to believe their was a relationship between Iraq and Al-Qaeda. With quotes like "His regime aides and protects terrorists, including members of Al-Qaeda . He could decide secretly to provide weapons of mass destruction to terrorists to use against us" its hard to say that Cheney wasn't trying to make that connection. The Third Article of impeachment states that Cheney undermined the National Security of America by making threats towards Iran. This is where things get streched a little thin, as the threat of Iran is still under great debate. It is a country that's people don't pose a great threat towards us, but it is also a country led by a man who denies the holocaust and has stated he wants to wipe Israel off the map.
Despite being filled with quotes that Cheney used to seemingly mislead us it is doubtful the Articles of Impeachment against Richard B. Cheney will ever be taken to trial. And even if somehow Dennis manages to pull enough votes to get this to trial and get Cheney out of office, does it really accomplish anything at this point? The Damage is done, we are in Iraq and it seems we won't be leaving for a while. The Persian problem (Iran) still looms before us with great uncertainly, and its doubtful a few offhanded comments from our Vice President are going to be what push us into war with Iran. The reason Dennis is doing this is not because he expects to take down the Vice President, but to show that someone has enough courage to try. Also, it seems that bump in the polls is being helped greatly by his attack on Cheney...and I'm sure that helps