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26 Jul, 2008 04:42

‘Impeach Bush for lying about Iraq’

A new move to impeach George W. Bush over the war in Iraq is gaining momentum in the United States. Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich claims the President lied to the American people when making the case for war in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq

A former Democratic presidential candidate, Kucinich said Congress needed to ask: “what responsibility does the president and members of his administration have for that unnecessary, unprovoked and unjustified war?”

He said his call for impreachment in the House of Representatives “drew an audible reaction from the audience and support from fellow Congressmen”.

Zoe Lofgren, a democratic representative from California, agreed.  She said: “President Bush is the worst president our country has ever suffered.”

Kucinich has received a lot of support. Dozens of protesters gathered in the hallway to support him, while thousands signed an online petition to impeach Bush.

However, with only a few months left before he steps down, Kucinich initiative is unlikely to succeed.  Only two U.S. Presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson, in 1868, and Bill Clinton, in 1999.