Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We Can Dream

So Dennis Kucinich has finally introduced 35 articles of impeachment against Bush on the floor of the US House of Representatives. He previously introduced a similar impeachment resolution against Vice President Cheney. And of course neither of them is ever going to go anywhere except the dustbin of history, right?

But wait a minute.

What if an explosive story like this blows a chill wind through the corridors of power in Washington:
A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources.
Oh, but wait a minute:
A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.

The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.

While George Bush remains in the White House, it is unlikely the gagging orders will be lifted.
Still, it's been an interesting week, as Tom Tomorrow notes. And even John Stewart is now taking the piss out of the Israel lobby. Sometimes change happens right under your nose and you don't even notice it.