Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bush's Book Belongs In The True Crime Section

The photo above shows where George W. Bush's book "Decision Points" belongs: in the true crime section of the bookstore. Bill Maher and Michael Moore discussed why this would be an appropriate location. Watch:

Maher: "To listen to Bush this week talk about how 'it was the right thing to do to go into Iraq because we took out a dictator. His two reasons: A) [Saddam Hussein] was trying to get WMD. Well, no. Not really. No. He was trying to get Viagra at that point in his life. That's true. And his other reason, he was consorting with terrorists. Again, not really true. Yeah we took out a dictator but at what cost? These soldiers coming home with brain damage."

Moore: "That's right. Thousands dead. All as a result of this. I swear to God, historians will mark this as the crime of the century, this phony war that he sent these kids to. This book should be put in the crime section of every bookstore and library in America." (h/t The Raw Story)

On his web site, Moore placed an article by Bill Quigley, professor of law at Loyola University. From "Bush Pens True Crime Book":

In his memoir (which some wise people have already moved in bookstores to the CRIME section) George W. Bush admitted that he authorized that detainees be waterboarded, tortured, a crime under US and international law.

Bush’s crime confession coincides with reports that no one will face criminal charges from the US Department of Justice for the destruction of 92 CIA videotapes which contained interrogations using waterboarding.

Where is the accountability for these crimes?

Bush and other criminals will be brought to justice if the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) have their way.

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