Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Part 3–Impeaching Cheney

The last two posts dealt with speculation that Cheney would resign or that Bush would be impeached. Andrew Sullivan says Congress should consider another variation on these topics–impeaching Cheney:

Something is rotten in the heart of Washington; and it lies in the vice-president’s office. The salience of this case is obvious. What it is really about – what it has always been about – is whether this administration deliberately misled the American people about WMD intelligence before the war. The risks Cheney took to attack Wilson, the insane over-reaction that otherwise very smart men in this administration engaged in to rebut a relatively trivial issue: all this strongly implies the fact they were terrified that the full details of their pre-war WMD knowledge would come out. Fitzgerald could smell this. He was right to pursue it, and to prove that a brilliant, intelligent, sane man like Libby would risk jail to protect his bosses. What was he really trying to hide? We now need a Congressional investigation to find out more, to subpoena Cheney and, if he won’t cooperate, consider impeaching him.

While impeachment is unlikely, the hearings will certainly be interesting. Not only do we have probable Congressional hearings on the Plame scandal, there is also the civil suit coming up.

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