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Bid to 'impeach' Bush over Iraq.

6/11/2008 5:07:39 AM

A former contender for the Democratic presidential nomination has launched a resolution to impeach George Bush, the US president, over the war in Iraq.

Dennis Kucinich filed 35 charges against the president at the US congress on Monday, despite the fact Bush is due to step down from office in January.

Bush deceived US politicians into believing that Iraq was a threat to US security in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Ohio representative says.

He said that Bush also sought to mislead US citizens into believing that Iraq posed an immediate danger.

'Propaganda' campaign

"[Bush] has, both personally and acting through his agents and sub-ordinates together with the vice-president [Dick Cheney], illegally spent public dollars on a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false cause for war against Iraq," Kucinich said in congress.

"The department of defence has engaged in a year-long secret domestic propaganda campaign to promote the invasion and the occupation of Iraq."

Bush violated his oath of office in leading the country to war in 2003, Kucinich said.

Nancy Pelosi, Democrat congress speaker, has previously said that any attempts to impeach Bush were "off the table" and the party was "not about getting even" over previous alleged unfair treatment at the hands of the Republican party.

Kucinich has tried before to impeach members of the Bush administration.

Last year, he introduced a resolution to have Dick Cheney, US vice-president, removed from office.

Republicans were forced to vote in favour of taking up the measure to force a debate, where the resolution was eventually killed.

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