posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 09:00 AM
There are a lot of problems with starting impeachment procedings against President Bush and / or Vice-President Cheney for the events of September 11,
One of the biggest is proof. Not just proof of government involvement in the collapse of the towers, but proof of actual, personal involement in
whatever was done. The argument that "They must have known" isnt' good enough, and won't be, no matter how many times you type it in all caps.
Assuming that you could find legal proof of criminal activity, another big problem is time. Regardless of what happens, for good or ill, in 21 months,
more or less, the current administration will be removed from office. Given the number of delaying tactics open to any defense team, stringing out a
case as technically complex as the hypothetical impeachment for that long isn't at all out of the question...and if the natural course of events
will get them out of office as fast or faster than an impeachment, why bother with the impeachment? Just wait, and then press criminal charges in a
Then there's the problem of political capital. Impeachments tend to be expensive to both parties in terms of goodwill, public opinion, and favors
owed. It's very likely that neither party is willing to invest assets in a legal fight that a) could easily be inconclusive and b) could be a moot
point due to time constraints by the time it's over.