Chimpeachment Time

Hey guys, the nice folks at my undisclosed eastern European torture cell have let me out for an hour or so to check e-mail and the news. And all I can say after reading this morning’s WaPo is that it’s time to start the impeachment drumbeat again:

The Bush administration is split over the idea of a surge in troops to Iraq, with White House officials aggressively promoting the concept over the unanimous disagreement of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to U.S. officials familiar with the intense debate.

I give the Joint Chiefs a week before they unanimously cave. After all, no one wants to face the wrath of a president with approval ratings in the low 30s, do they?

Sending 15,000 to 30,000 more troops for a mission of possibly six to eight months is one of the central proposals on the table of the White House policy review to reverse the steady deterioration in Iraq. The option is being discussed as an element in a range of bigger packages, the officials said.

But the Joint Chiefs think the White House, after a month of talks, still does not have a defined mission and is latching on to the surge idea in part because of limited alternatives, despite warnings about the potential disadvantages for the military, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the White House review is not public.

Guys, you should know by now that Bush does not give a damn about the military. This is all about securing his place in history as a bold, decisive decider who made lots of decisive decisions. C’mon, get with it.

Above: My nominee for the new impeachment drumbeat.

The chiefs have taken a firm stand, the sources say, because they believe the strategy review will be the most important decision on Iraq to be made since the March 2003 invasion.

At regular interagency meetings and in briefing President Bush last week, the Pentagon has warned that any short-term mission may only set up the United States for bigger problems when it ends.

Yeah, but by then Bush will be on his way out the door, and the blame for the Iraq failure can fall comfortably onto the next president.

The service chiefs have warned that a short-term mission could give an enormous edge to virtually all the armed factions in Iraq — including al-Qaeda’s foreign fighters, Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias — without giving an enduring boost to the U.S military mission or to the Iraqi army, the officials said.

The Pentagon has cautioned that a modest surge could lead to more attacks by al-Qaeda, provide more targets for Sunni insurgents and fuel the jihadist appeal for more foreign fighters to flock to Iraq to attack U.S. troops, the officials said.

Yeah, so a bunch more soldiers will die or get crippled. Big whoop. The Decider won’t let their little lives get in the way of the Freedom Agenda.


Comments: 23


That lead singer has to be Exhibit A in the “I’ve gotta be in a band if I want to get girls” school of musical inspiration.


It’s not even a surge, at least by my definition. The increase in troops is accomplished by holding some past their return date while some new/returning troops are brought in ahead of schedule. The chiefs want to get out. The public wants to get out. But not Capt Asshole & his Astounding Asshat Advisors & the Plucky Pundits of Putridness.

I am damn proud that I was against this life & treasury destroying disaster from the very beginning.


What the fuck is wrong with the President?

Also, what is the mission in Iraq?

I mean, back in the day it was about preventing Saddam from using his weapons of mass destruction.

I think that, at this point, we can be pretty darn certain that Saddam will not use any WMDs against the USA, nor will any other Iraqis.

So, you know, mission accomplished, right?


If Bush wants impeachment, all he has to do is say ‘draft’. Then we call for it and he declares martial law or something.


Man don’t they look creepy.. That song will never be the same..


I nominate this appropriately titled drumbeat


Welcome back! Have you been on a bender with the Editors?


Well, the surge isn’t going to be announced until December 26th at the earliest. More likely early January to steal the thunder as a distraction from the first 100 hours.

While I like the idea of an impeachment Drumbeat, I think what is most important is that people in power (namely the incoming Democratic House and Senate leadership) start saying ‘no’ to the President on Iraq, or at the very least start saying ‘this is a bad idea’ and ‘it’s time to bring our boys and girls home.’


Chimpy has treated the military like a drunk with a rented car.

Unfortunately, the R’s have created a near-impeachment proof President, in that nobody wants to see Darth Cheney with his hands on the wheel.


TC said,

Unfortunately, the R’s have created a near-impeachment proof President, in that nobody wants to see Darth Cheney with his hands on the wheel.

So impeach them both. There’s more than enough wrongdoing to go around.


Why isn’t ‘the mission’ as plainly obvious to everyone else, as it is to me. And why isn’t the solution we should be clubbing B/C over their collective heads as obvious?

They want a permanent, dominant military presence in the Middle East. They must renounce this ambition. There. That’s it.

Not a very realistic solution, I admit. But it’s logical and what we all should be slamming them with. And when they reply they need to secure the world’s ‘energy’ supply, we can tell them to just find other ways to secure ‘energy’.



But the Joint Chiefs think the White House, after almost four years of war, still does not have a defined mission



Wow! Lookit those crazy dance moves!!


So impeach them both. There’s more than enough wrongdoing to go around.

After which the line of selection kicks in, Nancy Pelosi becomes president, people start screaming ‘coup d’etat’ and the world crumbles.


So who should Nacy Pelosi nominate as VP?
Just thinking ahead.


That lead singer has to be Exhibit A in the “I’ve gotta be in a band if I want to get girls� school of musical inspiration.

And Exhibits B, C, D, and E are right behind him.


What would that guy look like doing a naked handstand on a urinal?




Needs more cow bell!


Not musicians, I see.

What I wanna know is what kind of carpet the drummer has stuffed into his bass drum heads – berber, or shag.


emak bakia at 16:01 – missed that one – very cool. And wasn’t that Jean Gabin who comes in the room at the end?



Cheney is likely to do something impeachable as soon as Congress starts using the ‘I’ word in a serious way. You would need to impeach them simultaneously or Chimpy will try to install a new Moral Manson for insurance.

I’d be surprised if Pelosi is interested in the Executive right now. Anyway, you’d want to push an actual Republican moderate like Spector or Hagel, the ‘centrist narrative’ would love it, and it would drive the wingnut wing of the party batshit crazy for two years.



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