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Mayor Bill Paparian1. End the occupation of Iraq. Immediate withdrawal of US Troops from Iraq. Demand by some Democrats for a withdrawal plan by the end of 2006 will only result in more US Troop and Iraqi civilian deaths. Read how to bring the troops home from Iraq now

2. Bush and the Republicans have shamed the US, breached international and US constitutional law and weakened our security. They did so with permission from the Democratic leadership. We need to hold them all accountable and we need new political leadership.

3. When Republicans and many Democrats like Schiff voted to transfer Congress's constitutionally mandated war power to the White House in October 2002, they undermined the balance of power and created the scenario for deceit and massive abuse of power by the Bush Administration's radical
ideologues.

4. Paparian supports and when elected would co-sponsor House Resolution 635 that would create a Select Committee to investigate impeachable crimes by the administration and House Resolution 636 calling for censure of Bush and House Resolution 637 calling for censure of Cheney.

5. Impeachment of Bush:

  1. Warrantless wiretaps authorized by Bush without a warrant violate FISA which is a felony.

  2. Subverting our democracy by lying to Congress and the American people to get them to support the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

  3. Gross incompetence or reckless indifference to execute the laws faithfully in the conduct of the war in Iraq. Unconscionably and unaccountably, failed to provide US soldiers and Marines with bulletproof vests or appropriately armored vehicles, and no serious plan for the aftermath of the invasion.

  4. Torture and other abuses of power authorized by Bush when he "opted-out" of the Geneva Conventions by preventing prosecution of abusers

5. Schiff on the War:

  1. July 20, 2005 voted in favor of an amendment which affirmed that it is US policy to remain in Iraq. Requires any withdrawl be done only with approval of elected government of Iraq.

  2. May 25, 2005, voted against H109 which calls for a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

  3. June 20, 2005 voted against an amendment which would prohibit Bush from initiating military operations against other countries without authorization from Congress.

Pasadena Mayor challenges Democrat for Congress