Somehow we missed this, when it was more topical. Leading American humanist Gore Vidal called for Cheney and Bush to be impeached.
In an interview in 2007, Gore said:
I do a lot of reading of the dead. I finally got around after 50 years to reading all of Aristotle. He's very good on republics, how they always come a cropper, and why. Required reading. Republics, once lost, don't easily come back.http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000683/bio
The protocols for impeachment are meant to be used. Of course Dick Cheney should be impeached, and then I would impeach the president. They are guilty of high crimes against the Constitution of the United States. We have a bad government, just out of control. We have turned into a very ugly, totalitarian society.
[on America during the George W. Bush years] Never have so many things gone so wrong all at once. Saboteurs and thieves have been in charge of every part of government.
I remember [grandfather Senator T. Pryor Gore] always said, "This whole country is based on only one thing: due process of law, involving Habeas Corpus." The George W. Bush people have virtually got rid of Magna Carta and habeas corpus. In a normal republic I would probably have raised an army and overthrown them. It will take a hundred years to put it all back.
According to the Wikipedia entry on the man: Vidal has said "I think of myself as a conservative." Vidal has a protective, almost proprietary attitude toward his native land and its politics: "My family helped start [this country]", he has written, "and we've been in political life... since the 1690s, and I have a very possessive sense about this country."
Vidal was a member of the advisory board of the World Can't Wait organization, a left-wing organization seeking to repudiate the Bush administration's program, and advocating the impeachment of George W. Bush for war crimes.
In April 2009, Vidal accepted appointment to the position of honorary president of the American Humanist Association, succeeding Kurt Vonnegut.
But what about Bruce Fein, you ask? What's he been up to?
In April 2009, Fein criticized President Barack Obama for declining to prosecute Bush administration officials for composing CIA memos justifying torture during interrogations.
In 2011, Fein proposed impeaching President Barack Obama in connection with the 2011 military intervention in Libya.