No less eminent and renowned a jurist than former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark has written to urge the impeachment of George W. Bush. (See, repost titled "'Impeach Bush!' Resounds Across the Country", portland.indymedia, March 27, 2004.) There's no doubt that there's evidence enough to support impeachment from the legalistic point of view, but practically impeachment is a very tough proposition with the Republican Party maintaining lock-down control of the Congress. The trick is to build a fire under the Congress with something that the American people can find believable.
The reason that Bush still scores okay on "approval rating" polls is that there is no emphasis so far on the one specific human interest story with focus on the President in a moment of crisis that belies the propaganda that Bush somehow was the guy who held the nation together through its moment of crisis. To crack that delusion about Bush --- based entirely on spinning of the 9-11 tragedy --- requires something that the American people can believe, not anything like "conspiracy theory," just a straight-forward story like this:
"The word came in about the hijacked plane over Pennsylvania (Flight 93): Bush as President had to decide, so he gave the order and innocent Americans on Flight 93 died."
The only conspiracy that has to even be alleged is a conspiracy to hide the facts. No need to get involved in the perplexities that plague, for example, the Building 7 scenario --- demolition devices, timing of the explosions, and so forth. No need to suggest that Bush somehow wanted it to happen or was planning a "Pearl Harbor" to justify an invasion of Iraq. No need to try to explain a theory such as has been posted by Michael Kane ("Elephants in the Barracks") about emergency drills and war games conducted by NORAD on September 11 and also earlier (in October, 2000). Flight 93 is a particularly good issue because it could very easily be driven into a discussion of "Was Bush justified?" Like what would you have done? If the order to shoot it down had not been given, maybe it would have gone on to the Sears Tower in Chicago. Or, maybe the people on the plane were doomed anyway. But, you see, once the discussion reaches that point, Bush has already lost the election and it would actually be possible to impeach.
The Bush administration's strategy is to hamper the investigation any way they can. The objective of that strategy is to throw a smoke-screen around all the issues and so distract attention from the real weak point in the history of that fateful day. The weak point, that is, from the point of view of the Republican Party National Committee --- the most visible part of the shadow government.
TURNING THE TABLE SO THAT IT IS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION THAT MUST RELY ON CONSPIRACY THEORY --- There is a theory, unsupported by facts and documentation, that the plane (Flight 93) somehow inexplicably blew up over Pennsylvania. That is the "conspiracy theory" about some demolition device that the Bush administration would be forced to rely on to defend itself if this story ever goes front and center. The plane --- originally intended to hit the third of the 9-11 targets, namely, the White House --- was flying westward away from its designated target. It was locked in by a NORAD jet and by the NORAD air defense system for that sector. In such a situation, the order to shoot a large passenger jet has to be obtained from the highest level --- the President. There is plenty here for competent investigators to analyze and work up --- from NORAD procedure to the recorded cell-phone call. See, in portland.indymedia archive, article titled "911 cell phone calls impossible", 02.Oct.2003, INCLUDING COMMENTS SHOWING THAT CELL PHONE CALL WAS TECHNICALLY POSSIBLE WITH DIGITAL TECH CELL-PHONE.
What Bush wants is a continued unfocused investigation that fails to move public opinion because it can easily be discounted as too complex and as conspiracy theory. What Bush fears is focus on the plane that was downed over Pennsylvania. He gave the order, either explicitly or by mumbling something incoherent when asked the question, to kill the passengers and crew on the air-liner that suffered an explosion and lost a wing and dropped from the sky over Pennsylvania. It is much less complicated than the other 9-11 issues and it goes directly to the electability of Bush in November. IF THE PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT BUSH GAVE THE ORDER TO SHOOT DOWN THE FLIGHT, BUSH MAY NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO CONTINUE IN OFFICE UNTIL NOVEMBER ! ! !!
The Bush administration is relieved to see so much discussion about what did they know and when they knew it, and so on, because what they really fear is that the news will focus on that incident in the sky over Pennsylvania. Further, there is the audio recording of a passenger calling from the plane on a cell phone describing the efforts of the passengers and the crew to take over the plane from the terrorist hi-jackers. That's the kind of thing that the American public can find believable.