(by Bob Unruh, WND) -- Many public figures – from actor Steven Seagal and Ambassador Alan Keyes to Code Pink Co-founder Medea Benjamin and rock star Ted Nugent – have called for impeaching President Obama.
Oliver North says if any other president had tried to do what Obama has done, he already would be impeached.
“Tragically, this administration has gotten away with things that any other president would have been impeached for,” he said. “There’s no doubt in my mind.”
North, a former Marine Corps lieutenant colonel first known for his testimony as a National Security Council staff member under President Reagan during the Iran–Contra affair, was being interviewed by Tim Constantine of “The Capitol Hill Show” at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
The absence of leadership in Washington is creating major problems, unlike when Ronald Reagan was in the White House, said North, who currently is the host of “War Stories with Oliver North” on Fox News Channel.
“We need him; we need a president like that. We currently have what I described this morning when I was addressing this great group as a ‘leadership deficit disorder’ in Washington, D.C.”
North said the deficit is evident “in what we see happening in Ukraine; it’s evident in the failure of this Congress to hold this administration culpable and accountable for the criminal activities in which they’ve been involved.”
North said he was encouraged by the young people getting involved in the conservative movement and pleased with their concern about Obama.
“The one leadership example he’s given is how to avoid accepting responsibility for anything,” he said. “It’s always someone else’s fault.”
North said there are several issues that should have been investigated thoroughly.