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Dear Editor,Mr. Jack Blankenship (July 21 Post Independent letter) has obviously forgotten the outrageous, vicious, Republican-financed hate campaign and vendetta against Bill Clinton, which still goes on today. He, like other apologists for the liars of the Bush Administration, has been swayed by the callous abuse of religion and patriotism by these dividers of our nation. The yet-to-be paid costs still hidden by misdirection and fraud in government are legion.The trillions of dollars wasted in this war for oil and imperialism, the destruction of our military capability and the billions it will take to rebuild it, will burden our grandchildren and weaken our economy in the face of the rise of Red China. The money and national effort wasted could have easily solved our energy crisis, had it been invested in bio-fuels, solar power, oil shale or numerous other positive endeavors. The expense of caring for the thousands of young military personnel maimed by this criminal misadventure is yet to be paid. The lives wasted are a national tragedy.Justice Department attorneys fired for political gain, an attorney general who lies to cover it up; a CIA agent exposed for a political vendetta, a pardon for a traitor; the fiasco of the total abandonment of New Orleans and the Gulf coast devastated by Katrina; environmental laws gutted and an international treaty on the environment abrogated, the denial of global warming, all for corporate profit and political gain. The total fraud of “No Child Left behind,” ask any educator. Party-supported election fraud.The Bushies are in bed with the true perpetrators of 9-11. Saudi Arabia provided the money and the personnel for that attack. Bush’s oil profiteers were always and still are deeply tied to that nation. Iraq had little, if anything, to do with it. Al Qaida could have easily been defused by a helping hand to the Muslim World instead of assaults that look like another crusade. Less support to Israel wouldn’t hurt a thing. Remove religion from government.Redeem America before the world, and take our country back. Impeach Bush and Cheney. Robert W. BoyleNew Castle

Dear Editor,The “I” word is being heard more and louder, of late. Why should George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney be impeached? Because they are both guilty of committing high crimes and misdemeanors, specifically:1. Violating international law by launching a war of aggression against Iraq, using fraud to “sell” the war to Congress and the public, and subjecting our military personnel to debilitating injuries and death.2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and hiding prisoners from the International Red Cross.3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and napalm.5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of phone calls and e-mails of Americans without a warrant.6. Violating the Constitution by using “signing statements” to circumvent hundreds of laws passed by Congress.7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections from 2000 through 2006.8. Violating U.S. law by using propaganda and disinformation, leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative for political retribution.9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing presidential power by asserting a “Unitary Executive Theory” giving unlimited powers to the president, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the courts to review and restrict presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina.A community discussion of this issue including a video by Bill Moyers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at the U.S. Bank Community Room, 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. More information is available at 984-3161. If you are interested in preserving our Constitution and Bill of Rights, we urge you to join us at this event, sponsored by the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition.Jan GirardotGlenwood Springs


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