Friday, May 23, 2008

Former McCain supporter and star prosecutor: Bush should be tried for murder

Consider the source. Vincent Bugliosi knows law. In his career at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial was the Charles Manson case.

Bugliosi, who supported John McCain's 2000 presidential bid, believes President GW Bush should be tried for murder and is publishing a book next week that outlines his case: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Considering his 100% conviction record, I'd say he probably has a good case.

Naturally, the wingnuts will scream "BDS... BDS." To that, Bugliosi offers this about his book and his case:
"... whether I'm giving a final summation to the jury or writing one of my true crime books, credibility has always meant everything to me. Therefore, my only master and my only mistress are the facts and objectivity. I have no others. This is why I can give you, the reader, a 100 percent guarantee that if a Democratic president had done what Bush did, I would be writing the same, identical piece you are about to read"
Regarding the crime:
" America, we apparently impeach presidents for having consensual sex outside of marriage and trying to cover it up. If we impeach presidents for that, then if the president takes the country to war on a lie where thousands of American soldiers die horrible, violent deaths and over 100,000 innocent Iraqi civilians, including women and children, even babies are killed, the punishment obviously has to be much, much more severe. That's just common sense. "

Bugliosi suggests that the death penalty would be appropriate for Bush.


Also, consider the fact that there are a huge number of impeachable offenses committed by the Bush administration in addition to the intentional lying about the rationale for war.

Make no mistake, Bush's lies about Iraq were clearly impeachable offenses.

here's a short list list of ten impeachable offenses:

1) torture/ illegal incarceration - violation of Geneva Convention
2) illegal domestic spying
3) politicizing the Justice Dept.
4) illegally manipulating environmental policy
5) destruction of and/or failure to maintain presidential records
6) ignoring subpoenas, oversight/bogus claims of executive priviledge
7) subverting law by profuse use of signing statements
8) involvement in the Abramoff case
9) involvement in the Plame outing (treason)
10) Illegally transferring $700 million from the budget for the war in Afghanistan for war preparations in Iraq in July 2002, without Congressional Approval. This is a Constitutional violation.

There are other offenses that will come to light in the future, probably vote fraud and suppression, dereliction of duty before 9/11, and others.

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