Failure to try and impeach a criminal President Bush guaranteed us a lawless President Obama
It's really that simple, explains David Swanson of After Downing Street at the Rutherford Institute recently. Bush and Cheney vastly and unilaterally expanded the powers of the White House. Failing even to try to pursue impeachment and criminal proceedings against the Bush-Cheney guaranteed that his successor would push all those limits even further. Even if we had tried and failed at impeachment, for the rest of Bush's term there would have been some restraint, and some limits defined for this administration too.
Find all three videos here, Swanson's speech and a good Q&A.
Here's part one of the Q&A, a little over 30 minutes.
and here is part two of the Q&A.