August 15, 2008
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Those were the words spoken by Bill O'Reilly on July 30, 2008. I happened to catch the segment while in my hotel room. According to Bill O'Reilly, "normal people" don't want President Bush impeached. Perhaps one must define 'normal' in Bill's world? (Didn't we do that with the other Bill and the definition what is is?) I guess O'Reilly considers phone sex with a subordinate employee normal since it appears he got caught on tape. In a 2004 column, Jonna Spilbor, wrote on FindLaw: "Mackris's complaint details O'Reilly's alleged soliloquies - complete with "ums" and pauses. It seems likely, for this reason, that Mackris must have somehow recorded O'Reilly's ramblings." Spilbor then says Mackris (plaintiff) could have put a stop to it by just hanging up the phone. True, but, in the end, it is O'Reilly who made the phone calls full of very explicit sex talk. Had it truly been an extortion attempt, would O'Reilly pay in the $6 million dollar range out of his own pocket (plus big, fat attorney's fees) to settle or was he terrified the tapes would be played in court if it went to trial? As O'Reilly advises: fair and balanced, you decide.
I would venture to say that most Americans don't want a president impeached, but the Founding Fathers had good reason to make it part of the U.S. Constitution. Bush should have been impeached years ago, but the Democrats who care so much about the lives of our active military, have turned a blind eye since taking power. Not only have they allowed this liar and deceiver to stay in office, they have continued to fund his unconstitutional, immoral invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq for political leverage. The cowardly Republicans gave him free reign until they lost power in 2006. Of course, considering how many members of Congress are making big bux off this unlawful invasion, it isn't surprising they did nothing to hold Bush accountable for his lies and the deaths of 4,140 American soldiers to date.
According to Bill O'Reilly, the millions of average Americans who want Bush impeached are abnormal. Americans who are Republicans, Democrats, Independents, all races, religions and professions - all abnormal because we have looked at the hard evidence and find Bush guilty. Impeachment would only be step one (political). As I wrote in a recent column, Bush, Cheney and Rice should be indicted and charged with murder (criminal). Vincent Bugliosi has laid out the case and jurisdiction in his book (see link below) and in many interviews over the past few months.
Has O'Reilly read the articles of impeachment submitted by Dennis Kucinich? I highly doubt it; even Pelosi has admitted she hasn't read them. I am by no means a fan of Kucinich, but investigating a president for possible impeachment based on a mountain of provbable lies is the job of every member of Congress regardless of party. Has O'Reilly read The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi or watched any of his interviews? I'm betting the answer is no, O'Reilly is too busy guzzling his famous Kool-Aid. Mr. Moral High Road would rather belittle millions of Americans who would rather not see an impeachment, but who believe in what's right and even if it's painful, doing the right thing.
O'Reilly isn't alone dishing out inane remarks. On August 13, 2008, during a segment on the John Edwards affair fiasco, shallow Sean Hannity opened the big hole in his face and made a fool of himself, again. The equally fact challenged, Alan Colmes, attempted to bring up Juan McCain's adulterous affair with his current wife while still married to his former wife. Hannity came to McCain's defense by saying "it was 30 years ago." And, "McCain spent 5 1/2 years as a POW." Well, that excuses his immoral behavior. And, "McCain wasn't the same person when he came back, there were extenuating circumstances."
Extenuating circumstances? Now, why didn't John Edwards think of 'extenuating circumstances' for his confession session with Woodruff last week? See link 3 below to read a factual account of just how rotten McCain treated his former wife. Character counts. McCain didn't have just one affair, he has admitted to many extra marital affairs. While there was a recent flap over the New York Times piece implying McCain had an 'inappropriate' relationship with lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, since there was no serious journalism done, it was easy to dismiss. Knowing his lying, immoral past, I'm inclined to believe it. Perhaps the tabloid rag that printed the Edwards "lies" that turned out to be true, will get around to McCain - after they finish with Obama.
Millions of "abnormal" Americans demanded Bill Clinton be impeached. The fix was in and instead of impeaching him for treason, the foolish Republicans went after him on a sex charge. We the people would rather not have to go through these difficult proceedings, but the destroyers continue to shove these immoral people down our throats with their rigged elections. No president is above the law and when a president steps outside the law, he must be held accountable. As Bugliosi writes:
"How has George Bush reacted to the hell he created in Iraq, to the thousands of lives that have been lost in the war, and to the enormous and endless suffering that the survivors of the victims -- their loved ones -- have had to endure? I have a very distinct impression that with the exception of a vagrant tear that may have fallen if he was swept up, in the moment, at an emotional public ceremony for American soldiers who have died in the war, George Bush hasn't suffered at all over the monumental suffering, death, and horror he has caused by plunging this nation into the darkness of the Iraq war, probably never losing a wink of sleep over it...
"Not only because the words he has uttered could never have escaped from his lips if he were suffering, but because no matter how many American soldiers have died on a given day in Iraq (averaging well over two every day), he is always seen with a big smile on his face that same day or the next, and is in good spirits. How would that be possible if he was suffering? For example, the November 3, 2003, morning New York Times front-page headline story was that the previous day in Fallouja, Iraq, insurgents "shot down an American helicopter just outside the city in a bold assault that killed 16 soldiers and wounded 20 others. It was the deadliest attack on American troops since the United States invaded Iraq in March." Yet later in that same day when Bush arrived for a fund-raiser in Birmingham, Alabama, he was smiling broadly, and Mike Allen of the Washington Post wrote that "the President appeared to be in a fabulous mood." This is merely one of hundreds of such observations made about Bush while the brutal war continued in Iraq."
Bush can be indicted the day after he leaves office. While millions of us may be abnormal in Bill O'Reilly's egomaniacal world, Bush's crimes are so heinous, he must be punished to the fullest extent under the law. You would hope there is one decent American left out there in a prosecutor's office in the 50 states who is getting a case ready against Bush, Cheney and Rice to present to a grand jury. I have no doubt Bush and his coconspirators would be indicted. If enough families of soldiers who have died in Iraq demand a grand jury in their state, it will happen. This is an election year and no District Attorney up for reelection wants pictures of families in anguish splashed on the front page of the local newspaper. America must have justice for their crimes.
- The Prosecution of George W. Bush for
2 - The Real John McCain: Bully, Traitor, Liar, Adulterer and Warmongering Criminal (with videos)
3 - The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind
4 - Fact-Challenged Talk Show Hosts do Enormous Harm
5 - O'Reilly's "normal" behavior (Warning: explicit)
6 - Is Bush drunk at the Olympics? (Photos)