How can you tell when the Left is getting desperate? They get shriller, louder, more outlandish, and just plain weirder.
We see it day in and day out, from the protesters on the streets of New York or Washington, DC, to the liberal congressmen elected to “represent” Americans.
Of course, as we near the election and, more immediately, the Democratic National Convention where the “most liberal” Senator and “fourth-most liberal senator” are about to be named the Party’s Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, the desperation, characterized by increasing outlandishness and lunacy, is spreading — quickly.
The latest sign of the Left’s election-year fears came in the form of a recent full-page ad by the Bush-hating group “Vote To Impeach” in the New York Times.
The text of the ad is as follows:
- President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Sectretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General John D. Ashcroft have committed violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to carry out with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights of the people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of an imperial executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and those reserved to the people of the United States. They have:
1. Seized power to wage wars of aggression, acts defined as the supreme international crime in the Nuremburg Judgment, in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carried out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the death and maiming of tens of thousands of Iraqis, and thousands of U.S. G.I.s.
2. Lied to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., about the war and occupation, concealing the real reason for the attack. The deceptions began with the claim that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and have continued with the claim that the U.S. transferred sovereignty to Iraq when the U.S. is in full control, the new prime minister is a long-time CIA asset, and the governing body was chosen by the U.S., not the Iraqi people.
3. Ordered and directed the violent overthrow of sovereign states, disappearances, kidnappings, torture, assassinations, summary executions, and murders. “More than 3000 suspected terrorists have been arrested (by the U.S.) in many countries. And many others have met a different fate. Let’s put it this way. They are no longer a problem…” [G.W. Bush, State of the Union message, February 4, 2003.]
4. Threatened to wage first strike nuclear war against even non-nuclear countries, setting off a new arms race as non-nuclear nations now seek to develop nuclear arms to deter U.S. aggression or the loss of their sovereignty.
5. Trashed the Bill of Rights and fundamental freedoms of the American people and others everywhere by acting to strip U.S. citizens of their constitutional and human rights; ordering indefinite detentions of citizens and noncitizens; ordering unlawful arrests, raids, and interrogations; institutionalizing racial profiling and authorizing domestic spying on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political activities.
Perhaps the saddest and most pathetic line in this tripe disguised as political speech is this: “Articles of Impeachment drafted by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark.”
As the election nears, prepare for things to get much stranger and exponentially more pathetic.
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