Obama’s odd reason for opposing impeachment
Barack Obama on the incompetence and secrecy of the Bush administration, and on why impeaching them is unacceptable:
“There’s a way to bring an end to those practices, you know: vote the bums out,” the presidential candidate said, without naming Bush or Cheney. “That’s how our system is designed.”-USA Today
Well, no. Our system was actually designed so that we can remove criminal officials through impeachment.He goes on:
“I think you reserve impeachment for grave, grave breeches, and intentional breeches of the president’s authority,” he said.
Illegally spying on millions of Americans in violation of the Fourth Amendment, holding American citizens without providing access to counsel for years, torturing captives, evidence of felonious vote caging (aimed at denying Blacks their right to vote), etc., don’t constitute “grave breeches”? Exactly what would constitute a “grave breech” in Obama’s mind? And what does he mean “intentional breeches”? Does he think Bush spied on Americans by accident?