Bob Graham, in what can be described as nothing more than an effort to gain exposure (“Look at me! Look at me! I am running for President.”), is now charging forward with an impeachment option:
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bob Graham said on Thursday there were grounds to impeach President Bush (news – web sites) if he was found to have led America to war under false pretenses.
While Graham did not call for Bush’s impeachment, he said if the president lied about the reasons for going to war with Iraq (news – web sites) it would be “more serious” than former President Bill Clinton (news – web sites)’s lie under oath about his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
One problem. Clinton lied. Under oath. Bush didn’t. But that isn;t the real goal- the real push is to simply damage Bush- hurt his credibility, taint him, and weaken him for election.
“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.
No shit. Please make that charge. Pretty please.
“If the standard of impeachment is the one the House Republicans used against Bill Clinton, this clearly comes within that standard,” he said.
There is no standard for impeachment- impeachment is essentially whatever the House says it is. The House is Republican.