Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Off-Topic: Iraq War and Impeachment

by Calculated Risk on 2/05/2020 03:41:00 PM

Several times on this blog I've written about my experiences in the run-up to the Iraq war. I wrote earlier: "I opposed the Iraq war, and was shouted down and called names like "Saddam lover" for questioning the veracity of the information." It wasn't in my interest to speak out in early 2003, but it was the right thing to do.  I never regret doing what I believe is right.

Over time, opposing the Iraq war has become a positive for politicians like Barrack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Even Donald Trump has claimed (falsely) that he opposed the Iraq war.

And now, on impeachment: There is no question Mr. Trump abused the power of his office for personal gain, and I support removing him from office.

Since the Senate will not remove him, I will work tirelessly to remove him in the November election. It is the right thing to do.