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Thirty years ago a Republican president facing impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate was forced to resign because of unprecedented crimes he and his aides committed against the Constitution and people of the United States Ultimately Richard Nixon left office voluntarily because courageous leaders of the Republican Party put principle above party and acted with heroism in defense of the Constitution and rule of law What did the president know and when did he know it a Republican senator Howard Baker of Tennessee famously asked of Nixon 30 springtimes ago Today confronted by the graphic horrors of Abu Ghraib prison by ginned-up intelligence to justify war by 652 American deaths since presidential operatives declared Mission Accomplished Republican leaders have yet to suggest that George W Bush be held responsible for the disaster in Iraq and that perhaps he not just Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is ill-suited for his job Having read the report of Major Gen Antonio Taguba I expect Bakers question will resound again in another congressional investigation The equally relevant question is whether Republicans will Pavlov-like continue to defend their president with ideological and partisan reflex or remember the example of principled predecessors who pursued truth at another dark moment Today the issue may not be high crimes and misdemeanors but rather Bushs failure or inability to lead competently and honestly You are courageously leading our nation in the war against terror Bush told Rumsfeld in a Wizard-of-Oz moment May 10 as Vice President Cheney Secretary of State Colin Powell and senior generals looked on You are a strong secretary of Defense and our nation owes you a debt of gratitude The scene recalled another Oz moment Nixon praising his enablers Bob Haldeman and John Ehrlichman as two of the finest public servants Ive ever known Sidestepping the Constitution Like Nixon this president decided the Constitution could be bent on
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