The human rights group Voters For Peace has issued on Monday, July 18 a call to impeach President Barack Obama, listing five compelling reasons. The group has called on the American public to support the impeachment of president referred to by the group as “Mr. Obama.”
Voters for Peace list the following five “compelling reasons” to impeach Obama:
1) Ordering military attacks on sovereign nations without Congressional authorization.
2) Issuing Executive Orders for the extra-judicial assassination of U.S. citizens in violation of guarantees of due process.
3) Presiding over military, paramilitary and intelligence service use of torture in violation of prohibitions against cruel and unusual treatment.
4) Ordering and attempting to assassinate foreign heads of state.
5) Obstructing justice by failing or refusing to investigate credible allegations of torture brought against the previous administration.
“The first four items above apply to Mr. Obama himself, while the last applies to alleged crimes that occurred during the presidency of George W. Bush, with substantial supporting evidence, that Mr. Obama has neglected to prosecute.”
“The founders understood the need to disperse concentrations of power and divided layers of restrictions on power between the three branches of government. A review of U.S. military engagements since WWII shows that every president since FDR has exceeded their Constitutional mandates—with Congress’ unofficial cooperation. But Presidents Bush and Obama went far beyond their predecessors with Obama’s excesses even worse than Bush’s.”
Drawing the line
Voters For Peace furthers, “Obama’s unprovoked assault on Libya is where we need to draw the line on executive overreach.”
Voters for Peace urge the reader to “Click here” to send a letter to the House Judiciary Committee demanding impeachment proceedings against Mr. Obama.
“As the founders understood: Give presidents an inch and they will take a mile, as evidenced by the fact that Mr. Obama has secretly deployed U.S. Special Forces in upwards of 75 sovereign countries.”
“Congress is not without blame. By appropriating astronomical amounts of money to the so-called ‘war on terror’—approaching $4 trillion since the September 11, 2001 attacks—Congress has put the cost of imperialism on the American public’s credit card without taking the responsibility of declaring war. Congress has been astute in grandstanding, maneuvering and laying blame, but short on officially declaring itself on matters of life and death.
In June, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department’s review of over 100 previously dismissed claims of U.S. torture of detainees yielded only two cases meriting a full investigation.
“Everyone else, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and George Tenant —the high level officials who ordered the torture—go scot free.”
The group highlights that if past torturers are not prosecuted, future torturers will feel [and be] free to pursue their despicable trade, knowing they probably will never be prosecuted.
The United Nations, General Barry McCaffrey, Human Rights Watch and many others have all documented U.S. torture.
General Taguba, who oversaw the official investigation into Abu Ghraib detainee abuse said, “There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”
Mr. Holder and Mr. Obama have said it is time to move forward, not look backward.
According to Voters For Peace, “people cannot be tried for crimes they may commit and it is only possible to try people for crimes they did commit—in the past. So the Attorney General’s position is not only nonsensical, it constitutes obstruction of justice.”
“Imagine if there were a known terrorist who was suspected in blowing up American buildings and the president and attorney general knew where to find that terrorist but their response was: “Those crimes happened in the past. Forget about it! We need to look forward.”
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