Just a simple question...

I have a simple question for everyone. Please pass it around and ask everyone you meet, 'cuz it's kind of important:

Do war crimes count as "impeachable offenses"?

See, I always thought they were included as "high crimes and misdemeanors" along with dereliction of duty, negligence, sedition, lying to Congress and stuff like that -- in fact, they kinda qualified for "over and above" status.

So, I ask again:

    Do war crimes count as "impeachable offenses"?

And a follow-up:

    If not, Why Not?

Additionally,

    If not, then What does?

I'm just wondering what I should be prepared to tell any future generations when they ask what the hell we were thinking by allowing this fiasco to go on for so long, unchecked and unchallenged.

It may be a moot point, of course -- future generations may not get past the "What the hell did you think would happen to the environment?" question as they paddle around, starving, trying to find dry land and potable water.

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Does a president have to be convicted of a war crime first before impeachment charges are brought because he has committed a war crime? Or another way, can they impeach for a crime when there has been no criminal conviction for that crime?

Hey, if Bill Clinton could have impeachment charges brought...

carol

I suspect if he'd been convicted, he could be impeached on "war crimes" -- otherwise, the war crimes would fall under the "high crimes and misdemeanor" or something akin to that.