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U.S. Leadership Needs Moral Fiber

January 8, 2008

republicdynamicduo.jpgThree-time senator George McGovern recently made a striking editorial commentary in the Washington Post on January 6th against the republic dynamic duo. Washington Post editorial As you may remember, George McGovern ran for president in 1972 against Richard Nixon. Nixon was later impeached for conduct “unbecoming of a president”. In his commentary, McGovern wrote that the case for impeaching the current president is far stronger than the case made against former President Richard Nixon. “Bush and Cheney are clearly guilty of numerous impeachable offenses. They have repeatedly violated the Constitution. They have transgressed national and international law. They have lied to the American people time after time. Their conduct and their barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of people around the world…” He cited “a murderous, illegal” war in violation of international law… reckless disregard for life and property, as well as constitutional law, has been accompanied by the abuse of prisoners, including systematic torture, in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.”

“Ironically, while Bush and Cheney made counterterrorism the battle cry of their administration, their policies — especially the war in Iraq — have increased the terrorist threat and reduced the security of the United States.” Whether you agree completely with ex-senator McGovern, you must admit that he is impassioned, direct and is absolutely right about one issue in a big way. The United States leadership needs moral fiber in a very bad way.

Elvis Manning

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