Saturday, February 18, 2006

A Cause Worth Fighting for

In a speech to the National Press Club, Richard Dreyfus called for impeachment proceedings against Bush, even with the assumption of losing the challenge.

There are causes worth fighting for even if you know that you will lose," Dreyfus said. "Unless you are willing to accept torture as part of a normal American political lexicon, unless you are willing to accept that leaving the Geneva Convention is fine and dandy, if you accept the expansion of wiretapping as business as usual, the only way to express this now is to embrace the difficult and perhaps embarrassing process of impeachment.

Dreyfus also urged that children be taught "the tools of debate and dissent," as well as civility, which he called 'the oxygen that democracies require else they become poisoned and die, as this democracy will."

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