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Surgetopia and impeachment

Dear Editor:

At the time of the “surge,” we had about 132,000 troops in Iraq. Sending in an additional 21,500 troops substantially enlarged those armed forces. Therefore, the Bush Jr. administration required further authorization from Congress for this euphemistic “surge,” which is really a substantial escalation.

The Bush Jr./Cheney refusal to obtain additional authorization from Congress for this substantial enlargement of U.S. armed forces in Iraq constitutes an impeachable offense under the terms of Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution for violating the Constitution’s War Powers Clause and Congress’ own War Powers Resolution.

Sven Alstrom

Lawrence, Kan.