Is it possible the U.S. Congress might actually impeach a president for lying about something that matters?
Sen. Bob Graham says that if Bush indeed lied to Congress to gain their votes to allow him the power to attack Iraq and get all our limbs stuck in the murderous tar baby the still-ongoing war has become, yes.
"If in fact we went to war under false pretenses that is a very serious charge," Graham, the senior U.S. senator from Florida, told reporters in New Hampshire. "If the standard of impeachment is the one the House Republicans used against Bill Clinton, this clearly comes within that standard," he said.
Can a White House whose credibility is so tarred and whose lies are increasingly frequent and stupider last much longer? Only by killing people perhaps. Will the Congress be hit by another "mysterious" dose of anthrax once impeachment proceedings begin?
And will the Bush White House ever realize that public opinion actually does matter, and that the American people are losing patience with American men and women dying because of his blustering machismo, bad planning, and deception? Or does Karl Rove think most people watch Fox News?
His father had a rude awakening, and the son has so far stumbled right into each of his daddy's footsteps, only deeper into the mud.