Friday, July 13, 2007

"Right Now, I Could Kill President Bush"

Not the sort of thing you'd normally expect to hear out of the mouth of a Nobel Peace Prize winner, but then, these are not normal times :

Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams came from Ireland to Texas to declare that President Bush should be impeached.

In a keynote speech at the International Women's Peace Conference on Wednesday night, Ms. Williams told a crowd of about 1,000 that the Bush administration has been treacherous and wrong and acted unconstitutionally.

"Right now, I could kill George Bush," she said at the Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas. "No, I don't mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that."

About half the crowd gave her a standing ovation after she called for Mr. Bush's removal from power.

"The Muslim world right now is suffering beyond belief," she said.

"Unless the president of the United States is held responsible for what he's doing and what he has done, there's no one in the Muslim world who will forgive him."

When an audience member told Ms. Williams that Vice President Dick Cheney would become president if George Bush were impeached, she said, "Can't you impeach them both?"

"It's twisted. It's all wrong," she said. "There are so many lies being told. It's hard to be an American and go out into the world right now."

Interesting. Betty Williams wants to kill the president, but wants to find a non-violent way of accomplishing her goal.

Williams prefaced her speech with a call for everyone in the audience "to huge everyone around them."

Of course she did.

Williams won the Nobel Prize in 1976 after she formed committees that led to the start of peace talks in Northern Ireland.

Winning the Nobel Peace Prize...does that explain her desire to kill the president, without the use of violence?