Brattleboro joins impeachment call

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. –The town is the latest in a string of Vermont communities to call on the congressional delegation to investigate whether President Bush should be impeached.

During Saturday’s representative town meeting, Brattleboro joined five other towns that have approved similar nonbinding resolutions.

The resolution calls on Congress to investigate whether the Bush administration mislead the public about the reasons for the Iraq War and, if so, whether that would be an impeachable offense.

The resolution passed by a voice vote at the end of the town’s daylong representative town meeting.

Resident Steve Carlton said the Iraq war was “just the tip of the iceberg.”

“I feel everything he has done has undercut the virtues of our country,” he said of the president.

Brattleboro follows Newfane, Dummerston, Putney, Marlboro and Brookfield. Rockingham could consider a similar resolution next month.

The resolution was proposed by Dora Bouboulis. She said impeaching the president was the “best way to support the troops caught in a quagmire.”

But that resolution was edited to remove mentions of torture, illegal detention and domestic spying.

“I think it’s all true, but there has to be an investigation first to determine that,” said former state representative Don Webster.

Only a handful of representatives spoke disagreed with the intent of the resolution. Jesse Corum said one of his is in the Navy and served in Iraq.

“We lost about 3,000 people in New York on Sept. 11, 2001,” he said. “I know there are differing views, but we should never, ever forget that.”

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Mar. 26, 2006

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