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Impeachment does have problems, and isn't the only option:

  • Impeachment would focus attention on one or two individuals (distracting attention from the others);
  • It would focus on the legalistic details of few specific, prosecutable crimes;
  • It would distract attention from the reality of broad systemic abuse;
  • It would distract from what could be a massively realigning electoral process;
  • It would distract Congressional and public attention from positive action.

What do you think of the South African option, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission? It could be implemented post-election (unlike impeachment), would avoid the problems I've listed, and could to more to discredit the radical right than any one or hundred prosecutions.

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by technopolitical on Sun Jun 15th, 2008 at 02:39:50 PM EST
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