Thursday, March 01, 2012

Bush White House Must Be Prosecuted

Lies to Congress, Domestic Spying, Torture: Why the Bush White House Must Be Prosecuted
A new book by Elizabeth Holtzman, former Democratic congresswomen, makes the case that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney should be prosecuted for breaking federal laws.

February 24, 2012 - Elizabeth Holtzman is a former Democratic congresswomen, lawyer, prosecutor and author. Her new book, co-written with Cynthia Cooper, is "Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution - And What We Can Do about It". She talked to AlterNet about the book and about holding the Bush administration accountable.

Steven Rosenfeld: Let’s begin by reminding everyone what George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are likely guilty of—and what you would like to see a federal court determine.

Elizabeth Holtzman: My co-author Cynthia Cooper and I took a very long and hard look at what possible federal criminal statutes could be involved in President Bush and Vice-President Cheney’s misconduct during their administration. Their misconduct fell into three main areas: One, deceptions of Congress in connection with taking the country into the Iraq war, which now the figures suggest cost us $3 trillion aside from lives and injuries to American service people. read more>>>

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