MARCH 9, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Alliance for Democracy is a national grass-roots populist organization with 55 chapters.
The national Council of the Alliance for Democracy,
meeting in North Hills, California, Saturday, March 9,
called for the impeachment of George W. Bush.
"The discovery of George W. Bush's top-secret program to
initiate first nuclear strikes in situations of conflict
leaves the American democracy no honorable choice but to
repudiate these plans by ejecting Mr. Bush from the White
House," the Council said.
"Mr. Bush's ominous interest in using nuclear weapons
against at least seven named nations is exposed in his
orders to the Pentagon to prepare for such use," the
"The secret report specifies three situations in which
nuclear weapons could be used:
- against targets that can withstand non-nuclear attacks;
- in retaliation for not only nuclear, but also for chemical and biological attacks;
- and the blank check: 'in the event of surprising military developments.'
Mr. Bush's new policies embody indifference to the
United States inflicting mass death abroad and put the
American people at dramatically increased risk of
retaliatory annihilation and terrorist attack. Now we
understand why the Bush Administration has created an
underground shadow government.
"In responding to suicidal terrorists, Mr. Bush has
unconstitutionally declared perpetual war on targets and
nations of his choice. He seeks to militarize our democracy
into a garrison state. But this escalation answers suicide
with suicide--suicidal terrorism with suicidal terrorism.
"As the only nation that has used nuclear weapons in
war, it is our obligation to lead the world to their
abolition, not their use," the Alliance Council declared.
"As free American citizens we must brace ourselves to
reject the torrent of calming reassurances which the Bush
Administration's spin doctors will now produce. The
revelations this morning in the Los Angeles Times catch the
Bush Administration red-handed in its determination to
secure domination of the world for the oil and other
transnational corporations, using every means which Mr.
Bush's seizure of the Presidency in December 2000 put at his
disposal. "Turning the United States into the world's
nuclear bully-state will not be accepted by American
citizens or the people of the world," the statement
"We call on Congress to hold immediate public hearings
on these revelations, speak out, and take necessary steps to
rein in and curb Mr. Bush in the use of nuclear weapons.
"The Alliance Council commends as heroes of democracy
William Arkin and his source and the Los Angeles Times for
publicizing this program, signed by the Defense Secretary,
Donald Rumsfeld, and now being used in the Pentagon to
prepare this new nuclear-war strategy. These revelations in
the Los Angeles Times eclipse even the Pentagon papers in
historic importance, for on this the world may survive or
perish. The AfD Council calls on all citizens to rally
behind Mr. Arkin, his source, and the Los Angeles Times
against any and all threats and punishments which the Bush
Administration may now launch against them.
"We call on all citizens and organizations who believe
in peace and democracy to nonviolently resist this grossly
irresponsible plan and to support the impeachment of George
W. Bush," the statement said.
Issued on the authority of the AfD Council by Nancy
Price of Davis, California, and Lou Hammann of Orrtanna,
Pa., co-chairs of the Alliance for Democracy.