A new video released Friday morning makes a three-part case for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney. Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films released the short film at their website ImpeachCheney.org.
The video comes the same day that a polling firm found a majority of Americans supporting impeachment of the Vice President. American Research Group, in a poll of 1,100 respondents taken from July 3-5, found that 54% of Americans favored impeachment. Only 17% of Republicans in the poll favored the impeachment of Cheney, while 76% of Democrats supported the move in the House of Representatives. However, of independents polled, a slight majority of 51%, also supported impeaching the Vice President.
The poll also reflected deep disapproval of President George W. Bush's commutation of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
The Brave New Films video, which is presented below, selects key Cheney media appearances and speeches that correspond with the three allegations of 'high crimes and misdemeanors' that are identified in H. Res. 333. The bill was introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and accuses the Vice President of promoting false intelligence about the danger of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs as well as the relationship between the Saddam Hussein regime and al Qaida terrorists. It also accuses the Vice President of saber-rattling against Iran.
The film ends with Greenwald's usual message of "pssst...Do Something!"