McCain says Bush should not be impeached

July 7, 2008

DENVER – Republican presidential candidate John McCain may be distancing himself from George W. Bush, but the Arizona senator rtx68cn.jpgdoes not believe his would-be predecessor should be impeached.

Pressed about the issue by a young voter at a lively question and answer session in Colorado Monday, McCain, who voted “guilty” in Democratic President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, said he did not believe Bush should be removed from office.

“I do not believe that an effort to impeach the president of the United States is appropriate or necessary or called for,” McCain said.

McCain has criticized Bush’s initial handling of the Iraq war and distanced himself from the president on climate change policies and other issues.

Former Democratic presidential contender Dennis J. Kucinich, an Ohio representative, introduced articles of impeachment against Bush in June over the objection of party leaders. The House later referred the 35 articles of impeachment to the House Judiciary Committee, where they were expected to die.

The articles of impeachment accuse Bush of misdeeds in connection with the Iraq war.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque (McCain greets Bush ahead of fundraising event in May)

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Impeach him!

Posted by TB | Report as abusive

Bush, Cheney, and many others have blood on their hands. Bush has made a mockery of his claim to be a Christian. He is also a major embarrassment to his church.

May 30, 2006
Top Methodist leader wants Bush – a Methodist – impeached

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/themix/368 64/?comments=view&cID=128524&pID=128259

What has James Dobson said about his buddy Bush killing and wounding innocent people?

More than 4,111 U.S. soldiers have died—more soldiers than the number of people that died in 9/11.

Approximately 600,000 people killed in Iraq, approximately 500,000 were innocent civilians

The AP reported that 29,320 soldiers had been wounded and 31,325 others treated for non-combat injuries and illness as of March 1, 2008.

VA —144 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan committed suicide from 2001 to the end of 2005, and thousands face potential mental health problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The United Methodist Church sent George W Bush letters before the war in Iraq telling him not to start the war. While Bush was claimed that God told him to start the war. The church has continued to send him letters, telling him to get out of Iraq, United Methodist do not torture people, and do not cut funding for programs that the less fortunate.

Iraq War ‘Unjustifiable’, says Bush’s Church Head by Ed Vulliamy in New York Oct, 2002 (Also Dick Cheney’s church)

President George Bush’s own Methodist church has launched a scathing attack on his preparations for war against Iraq, saying they are ‘without any justification according to the teachings of Christ’.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/ 1020-02.htm

Jim Winkler, head of social policy for United Methodists, added that all attempts at a ‘dialogue’ between the President and his own church over the war had fallen on deaf ears at the White House.

Posted by Jim | Report as abusive

If ever in the History of the United Sates. G W BUSH should be indeed charged with war crimes, against Humanity.
http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Kucinich_ Files_35_Impeachment_Articles_against_Bu sh_18821.html

Posted by Altered Sprinter | Report as abusive

That’s too bad, Mr. McCain.

Now, Mr. & Mrs. Reader, you can see why the toss of my 2nd coin came up Mr. Obama as president.

OK Jack

this is why you will lose, well, that and you are a lousy politican.

Posted by Nick | Report as abusive

Bush should be tried along with Dick and the rest of Congress.

Posted by Jason | Report as abusive

The Republicans have already begun impeachment proceedings against Obama.

Posted by coal_train | Report as abusive

[...] Republican presidential candidate John McCain may be distancing himself from George W. Bush, but the Arizona senator does not believe his would-be predecessor should be impeached. Pressed about the issue by a young voter at a lively question and answer session in Colorado Monday, McCain, who voted “guilty” in Democratic President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, said he did not believe Bush should be removed from office. “I do not believe that an effort to impeach the president of the United States is appropriate or necessary or called for,” McCain said. (http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/0 7/07/mccain-says-bush-should-not-be-impe ached/) [...]