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BTL: Campaign to Impeach President Bush Will Require Broad Public Support (english)
01 Mar 2003
Interview with Francis Boyle, University of Illinois law professor, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Campaign to Impeach President Bush Will Require Broad Public Support

Interview with Francis Boyle, University of Illinois law professor, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

During recent anti-war demonstrations, signs and chants advocating the impeachment of President George W. Bush have become increasingly prominent. Two sets of articles of impeachment have already been drafted, one by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and the other by Francis Boyle, a lawyer and professor of law at the University of Illinois who specializes in international law.

Boyle has drafted six articles of impeachment, accusing Bush of violating the Constitution, several U.S. and international laws and treaties, the United Nations charter, and even the U.S. Army Field Manual. The "high crimes and misdemeanors" cited include violations of civil liberties since Sept. 11; unequal protection of citizens under the law; commission of acts of war without congressional consent; and conspiracy to engage in the use of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

With the exception of references to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the articles are similar to those submitted in 1991 by Boyle and Ramsey Clark who called for the impeachment of then President George Bush. That resolution for impeachment was introduced into the House of Representatives by the late Texas congressman, Henry Gonzalez.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Boyle about his effort and about the broad public support that he says will be necessary to make impeachment a reality. Read Boyle's draft resolution calling for impeachment online at www.counterpunch.org.

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