Bush Shows Long Pattern of Contempt For Rule of Law
We saw this on health care when the Bush administration threatened to fire Richard S. Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services if he testified before Congress about the true cost of Bush's Medicare prescription drug program.
The manipulation of intelligence presented to Congress leading up to the Iraq war is another example of such disgregard fro Congress and for the law.
Besides such misuse of intelligence, there was another act during the lead up to the war in which the Bush administration broke the law and misled Congress. The Bush administration diverted $700 million appropriated for use in Afghanistan for use to prepare for an invasion of Iraq without informing Congress.
Such a clear pattern of contempt for the law and the authority of the Congress provides examples of what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when they included provisions for the impeachment of the President.