Articles of Impeachment
President George W. Bush
Vice President Richard B. Cheney
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
Attorney General John David Ashcroft
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. --Article II, Section 4 of The Constitution of the United States of America
Acts which require the impeachment of President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld; and
Attorney General John David Ashcroft include:
1) Ordering and directing a proclaimed "pre-emptive", or "first strike" war of aggression against Afghanistan causing thousands of deaths
indiscriminately, a major proportion non combatants, leaving millions homeless and hungry and installing a government of their choice in Kabul.
2) Authorizing daily intrusions into the airspace of Iraq by U.S. military aircraft in violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and aerial attacks on
facilities and persons, on the soil of Iraq, killing hundreds of people indiscriminately, initially falsely claiming self defense though over a period
of eleven years not a single U.S. aircraft has been struck or damaged by gunfire from Iraq, but later admitting the targeting of defense installations
in Iraq, as war preparations they ordered progressed.
3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilians facilities and locations where civilian casualties are unavoidable.
4) Threatening Iraq with proclaimed "pre-emptive", or "first strike" attack and a war of aggression by overwhelming force and military superiority
including specific threats to use nuclear weapons while engaged in a massive military build-up in nations and waters surrounding Iraq.
5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently proclaiming an intention to change its government by force while preparing to
assault Iraq in a war of aggression.
6) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture
and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and
violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth,
Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights.
7) Authorizing, directing and condoning bribery and coercion of governments and individuals to cause them to act in violation of their duty and the
law, including to maintain and tighten enforcement of economic sanctions against Iraq which continue to increase the death rate of infants, children
and elderly persons; to attack and kill designated groups, or persons; to permit use of land, facilities, territorial waters, or air space for U.S.
attacks on Iraq; to vote, abstain in a vote, or publicly proclaim support for a U.S. or U.N. attack on Iraq; to defect from Iraq, or to falsely accuse
it of weapons concealment to break down opposition to a U.S. war of aggression; and to reject ratification of the Treaty creating an International
Criminal Court, or reject its jurisdiction over the United States.
8) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government
personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public discussion and informed
judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and
destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks by the U.S.
9) Violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and
humanity and war crimes in "pre emptive" wars, first strike attacks and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations by
assuming powers of an imperial executive who is not accountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and the people of the United
States to prevent interferences with the unlawful executive exercise of military power and economic coercion against the international community.
10) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace
and humanity and war crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the
peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting, violations and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to
destroy any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power
against the international community.
Former Attorney General of the United States of America
January 15, 2003
Excerpts from Ramsey Clark's address to the half a million demonstrators at the January 18th National March on Washington to Stop the War on
The U.S. Constitution provides the means for preventing George W. Bush from engaging in a war of aggression against Iraq, and from advancing a first
strike potentially nuclear preemptive war. It's called impeachment.
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Impeachment is the direct constitutional means for removing a President, Vice President or other civil officers of the United States who has acted or
threatened acts that are serious offenses against the Constitution, its system of government, or the rule of law, or that are conventional crimes of
such a serious nature that they would injure the Presidency if there was no removal.
A Constitutional Imperative
Impeachment appears six times in the U.S. Constitution. The Founders weren't concerned with anything more than with impeachment because they had
lived under King George III and had in 1776 accused the king of all the things that George W. Bush wants to do: Usurpation of the power of the people;
Being above the law; Criminal abuse of authority.
Power Remains in the Hands of the People
Impeachment is the means by which We The People of the United States and our elected representatives in Congress can prevent further crimes by the
President and the human catastrophe they threaten and force accountability for crimes committed.
Save the Constitution, the U.N., and Countless Human Lives
Congressional proceedings for impeachment can bring about open, fearless consideration of the most dangerous acts and threats ever committed by an
American President. If courageously pursued, they can save our Constitution, the United Nations, the rule of law, the lives of countless people and
leave open the possibility of peace on earth.
The Time for Action is Now
Each of us must take a stand on impeachment now, or bear the burden of having failed to speak in this hour of maximum peril.