Should We Hire
George Bush, Jr., For President
Or, Are There Permanent Residual Effects?
Recommended For Reading As Initial Background
Should a person who has used cocaine perhaps once, but has a couple decade record of alcoholism, and/or other drug abuse, until age 40, or so, be hired? Should a person convicted at age 30 for drunk driving (DUI) be hired? A person continuing drinking until age 40? Can such a person really pass personnel hiring tests? Should such a person really be applying for a high stress job?
A person convicted for drunk driving at age 30, that's not a 'youthful indiscretion.' That shows a long term pattern of behavior, typically from teens. And continuing to drink another 10 years, that's a slow learner, not a person quickly rehabilitated. A presidential term is only four years - there isn't 10 years to learn something!
Should we hire a candidate with a criminal record? hire the first President with such a record?
And choosing a running mate (Richard [Dick] Cheney), who has been arrested twice for drunk driving? Is that an example of poor judgment?
Some people say that the issue is privacy. Suppose you are in the hiring business. What is the personnel/human resources answer?
Pursuant to the legal concept of "negligent hiring," and the legal duty to avoid it, human resources professionals in the hiring business do not seek merely absence of negative data on an applicant. They also seek affirmative positive statements. This is a good human resources management principle. See William J. Connelly, "How To Navigate The River Of Legal Liability When Hiring," Personnel Journal, Vol 63, pp 32-46, especially p 38 (March 1986). And it is the law.
Federal law 29 USC § 706.(7)(B) precludes hiring drug abusers. This is particularly true with persons suffering from a mental disorder listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd - 4th eds (DSM-III and SM-IV); and the International Classification of Disease, 9th ed. (ICD-9).
When you are making a hiring decision, it does not matter that a questionable behavior happened years, decades ago. Let's say you are hiring someone for a position, involving a lot of running. There's an applicant who has no legs, walks slowly on crutches, from an incident 40 years ago! And he has never had any but a sedentary job since. Can you notice the "negative" (can't do the running function) REGARDLESS of the decades that have gone by! Likewise, here too, the time factor is irrelevant.
Nay, early events can foreshadow future events. For example, note that "Deliberate cruelty to animals has been demonstrated to be a predictive forerunner to violence against humans [in adults]," says Nancy B. Miner, "Warning Signals from Disturbed Youth,"
129 USA Today Magazine (Issue # 2664) p 34 (September 2000). There is a "powerful connection between cruelty to animals and human violence [as it is] a well-documented phenomenon." "In 1964, anthropologist Margaret Mead warned that 'the most dangerous thing that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it.' Yet, more than three decades later, society continues to trivialize what should be regarded as a clear indication of potentially serious trouble in the future."
This data is significant view of the allegation cited by Dr. Justin Frank, M.D., Bush on the Couch (2004), that young Bush had a record of "using firecrackers to explode frogs." Dr. Frank deems Bush "sadistic" pursuant to Bush's reported behavior record.
Paul Krugman, in "King of Pain: Why is Mr. Bush so determined to engage in torture? (New York Times, 18 September 2006), and
Paul Craig Roberts, "War Criminal at Bay" (18 September 2006) (Bush's desperate effort to legalize torture).
Also note psychiatric data, e.g.,
by Abraham A. Brill, Ph.B., M.D. (1874-1948), 3 Internat'l J of Psychoanalysis (#4) 430-444 at 437-8 (Dec 1922) (has example of smoker's impaired impulse control: having the "sadistic life quite unimpeded," "liked blood," and the "powerless" aspects of the victim) (See U.S. slavery examples:
in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM IV) material on "antisocial personality disorder . . . a pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others."
by Maurice J. Barry, Jr., M.D., in "Psychologic Aspects of Smoking," 35 Staff Meetings of Mayo Clinic (#13) 386 (22 June 1960), p 387, citing “rebellion” and “a considerable feeling of defiance for authority and the individuating thrill of setting aside some rule,” typical tobacco addict symptoms characteristic of the typical lawless druggie attitude typical of tobacco druggies.
by a number of other analysts on psychopathology.
If you have not already read the above-recommended reading, please do so. Remember, in voting, you are making a "hiring" type decision. You should be informed as to what genuine hiring professionals know.
See also Paul Levy, The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis (AuthorHouse, 2007).
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After you have read that data, you'll have the answer!
You may even develop an awareness of why the father, George Bush, Sr., saw nothing wrong in 1989 with hiring a person like drinker and womanizer Texas Senator John Tower for the vital position of Secretary of Defense! When alcoholism is normal in one's family, ongoing among at least one son, no wonder in 1989, such a person would see no problem with hiring an alcoholic Senator! This even though abused women had complained, and even though the Soviets could foreseeably blackmail with respect to his behavior. Fortunately, sensible people, non-alcoholics, objected, and Tower did NOT become Secretary of Defense. There is no record that son George, Jr., thought appointing a drunk Secretary of Defense a bad idea!!
"Heavy drinking dulls the mind even after you sober up, new study finds," says Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, The Detroit News, 24 November 2004, p 5H. The study shows that alcohol use leading to "hangovers contribute to memory problems and delayed reaction time," thus "even after blookd-alcohol levels had returned to zero, study participants still had trouble with basic tasks." Source: Aaron White, Asst. Research Prof. of Psychology, Duke University, Alcohol and Alcoholism (November/December 2004). "Alcohol simply isn't good for the body." Prof. White says of alcohol, "It's a poison, and it just happens to be a poison that gives us a nice buzz. But you pay for it. The body must devote energy to processing and removing it."Says Dotinga, "Even when no alcohol is left in the body, people are plagued by after-effects such as fatigue, nausea, and dehydration. 'All of that is going to make it harder for you to pay attention, to feel like learning and stay awake,' he adds."
Remember, you are not just hiring some run of the mill employee! You are hiring a President. You are hiring him for years to come. How much will he be deteriorating? When hiring, think like a hiring professional, think down the time line, years ahead. You don't want someone who'll be hiring people for key jobs who are themselves drunks or druggies! You don't want to be hiring someone who thinks that alcoholism is acceptable for decades in one's life!
Moreover, note that tobacco is killing 26,000 Texans, according to Robert Dreyfuss, "George W. Bush: Calling for Philip Morris," The Nation (8 Nov 1999). George Bush took an oath to enforce the laws that prevent such a holocaust of tobacco murder. But he is not doing so, thus showing a willingness to lie. Or is it something worse?
Remember, hiring professionals do not seek merely absence of negative data on an applicant. They also seek affirmative positive statements. This is a good human resources management principle. Do get and read Connelly's, "How To Navigate The River Of Legal Liability When Hiring," 63 Personnel J 32-46, especially p 38 (March 1986), or other like material.
Bush's condition is attaining some notice.
See "DUI, Drunk Driving Arrest Consequences," by Rebecca Cooper (3 Nov 2000).
And note the subsequent Warren "Soundoff" description of George Bush as "his own embarrassed, paranoid, delusional self."—"Self-delusion," Macomb Daily (Tuesday, 25 March 2003), p 5A. See also the "Further Reading" list below.
|"You can fool some of the people all of the time,
and those are the ones you want to concentrate on."
|– George W. Bush,
joking? at a Gridiron Club dinner,
Washington, D.C., March 2001.
Bear in mind, alcoholism does not happen in vacuum. The norm is that an alcoholic has a prior/concurrent record as a smoker, e.g., with Bush, a cigar smoker.
"When we take a thorough drug history, we are forced to admit that nicotine—not alcohol or cannabis—is the drug of entry for most young people. See Emanuel Peluso and Lucy Silvay Peluso, "The Challenge of Treating Teenagers," 9 Alcoholism & Addiction (2) 21 (Dec 1988).
There are people who think using tobacco is minor. Not so! Here is data you likely never saw before. At the toxic chemicals site, which I hope you read, you learned that tobacco has a record as an hallucinogen. Repeat, it has a record as an hallucinogen. Doctors know it. You should too. Tobacco is not the mild drug you heard from the media, the media paid daily (with ads) to suppress the heavy-duty truth about it.
|“Native use of tobacco parallels that of other hallucinogenic substances . . . The amounts of harman and norharman in cigarette smoke are about 10-20 mcg. per cigarette. This is about 40 to 100 times greater than that found in the tobacco leaf, indicating that pyrosynthesis occurs in the leaves during the burning . . . . harmine in relatively small doses crosses the blood-brain barrier and causes changes in the neural transmission in the visual system.”—Oscar Janiger, M.D., and Marlene Dobkin De Rios, M.D., “Nicotiana an Hallucinogen?,” 30 Econ Bot 149-151 (April-June 1976).|
As a voter, YOU are functioning as a hiring official. You must think like one. Is a record as an alcoholic, smoker, hallucinogen-user, and/or drug abuser, "negative" or “positive”? Is a record as doing behavior listed as a mental disorder a "negative" one, or
“positive”? Remember, smoking has been so listed in all editions of the pertinent above-cited medical references (DSM-III, DSM-IV, ICD-9) since 1980. Ask your doctor to look at the book (he or his staff typically own and regularly use at least one of the two references). I know you've never heard of this, remember, the media censor medical news on this subject.
“'I don't remember all the students in detail unless I'm prompted by something,' [Professor] Tsurumi said in a telephone interview . . . . 'But I always remember two types of students. One is the very excellent student, the type as a professor you feel honored to be working with. Someone with strong social values, compassion and intellect—the very rare person you never forget. And then you remember students like George Bush, those who are totally the opposite,'” says Mary Jacoby in the article, “Dunce: His former Harvard Business School professor recalls George W. Bush [fall of 1973 and spring of 1974] not just as a terrible student but as spoiled, loutish and a pathological liar" (Salon, 16 September 2004). “'He showed pathological lying habits and was in denial when challenged on his prejudices and biases. He would even deny saying something he just said 30 seconds ago. He was famous for that. Students jumped on him; I challenged him.' When asked to explain a particular comment, said Tsurumi, Bush would respond, 'Oh, I never said that.'”
The body (of which the brain is a part) seeks homeostasis. In the face of the onslaught of drugs, brain receptors shut down. (In the face of trouble outside, we too shut something, for example, doors). Fortunately, we can undo the shutting of doors, but the brain tragically cannot undo the damage. The toxic chemicals, e.g., carbon monoxide, kill portions of the brain. Example: Smokers have more brain hemmorhages, more strokes.
A century ago, in 1914, Thomas Alva Edison was saying in summary form what doctors know about cigarettes and the brain, the damage is "permanent and uncontrollable." Click here to see Edison's 1914 statement to that effect. Note his conclusion, don't hire them!
A U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), book, Research on Smoking Behavior, Research Monograph 17, Publication ADM 78-581, p 5 (December 1977), by colleagues of the Surgeon General, said that if laymen knew this about smoking (it's a mental disorder, not a habit), that knowledge "should have a profound impact upon the reputation of this behavior." Meaning, a NEGATIVE!!! (Again, the media censored this news.)
Cigarettes' toxic chemicals impair impulse and ethical controls, i.e., cause abulia (addiction). This involves impairment of ethical controls, substantially lessened concern for one's fellow man. There is no such thing as a smoking, alcohol, drug-using "compassionate conservative." The druggie process has killed the brain cells involved in such ethical aspects.
As long as 1944, Dr. Frank L. Wood cites a 100% factor, "all of those who became alcohol addicts, in the experience of this writer [Wood], were first tobacco addicts." See Frank L. Wood, M.D., What You Should Know About Tobacco (Wichita, KS: The Wichita Publishing Co, 1944), p 143.
Analysts have also found that drug dependence does not suddenly occur overnight! A nonsmoker suddenly wants to use cocaine! Not so. Drug dependence normally develops in stages, over a period of years. People who do not use the starter drug, rarely proceed to later drugs in the sequence. Tobacco is an addiction, not a habit, see Ronald M. Davis, M.D., (a health authority during Michigan Republican Governor John Engler's first term), "The Language of Nicotine Addiction: Purging the Word 'Habit' From Our Lexicon," 1 Tobacco Control 163-164 (1992), opposing the disinformation that smoking is merely a habit.
|"Tobacco . . . holds a special status as a ‘gateway' substance in the development of other drug dependencies not only because tobacco use reliably precedes use of illicit drugs, but also because use of tobacco is more likely to escalate to dependent pattens of use of most other dependence producing drugs. . . . These observations have led growing numbers of researchers and policy makers concerned with illicit drug use to consider the role of tobacco in programs aimed at preventing other forms of drug abuse." Jack E. Henningfield, Richard Clayton, and William Pollin, "Involvement of Tobacco in Alcoholism and Illicit Drug Use," 85 British J of Addiction 279-292, especially p 283 (1990).
Moreover, "tobacco use is associated with the initiation of use of other addicting substances, and . . . increasing levels of tobacco use are associated with increasing levels of use of other psychoactive substances. Furthermore, factors affecting initiation, abstinence, and relapse to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and opioids are similar in nature. In addition, there are similarities in the addictive processes underlying the sue of these substances." Jack E. Henningfield, Richard Clayton, and William Pollin, "Involvement of Tobacco in Alcoholism and Illicit Drug Use," 85 British J of Addiction 279-292, especially p 279 (1990).
“Goode demonstrated that college students who smoke were more likely to have used every kind of abusable substance, both legal and illegal, than were their nonsmoking classmaters.” [Goode, E, “Cigarette smoking and drug use on a college campus,” 7 Int'l J Addict 133-140 (1972).] The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that daily use of marijuana is 20 times higher among high school seniors who smoke tobacco, and the daily use of other illicit drugs is 13 times higher among smokers.” [Fishburne PM, Abelson HI, Cisin I, "National Survey on Drug Abuse: Main Findings, 1979" (1980)], cited in DiFranza, JR, Guerrera MP, “Alcoholism and Smoking,” 51 Journal of Studies on Alcohol (2) 130-135 (1990).
“The psychopath in a position of supreme power is almost a common-place.”—Robert Payne (1911-1983), The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (New York: Praeger Pub, 1975), p xi.
Due to this “common-place” (tobacco use being epidemic), professionals and people who are sincere about wanting to prevent drug abuse, recognize that intervention must needs be occurring at the earliest stage—cigarettes. (Think about it; they wouldn't be citing issues of intervention at early stages, if stages were not something that is occurring!) See, e.g., DHEW National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Research on Smoking Behavior, Research Monograph 17, Publication ADM 78-581, p vi (Dec 1977); Robert DuPont, Teen Drug Use, 102 J Pediatrics 1003-1007 (June 1983); Raymond Fleming, Howard Levanthal, Kathleen Glynn, and Joahn Ershler, "The Role of Cigarettes in The Initiation And Progression Of Early Substance Use," 14 Addictive Behaviors (3) 261-272 (1989); and DHHS, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: Surgeon General Report (1994). Page 10 supports law enforcement, saying, "Illegal sales of tobacco products are common."
The bottom line is that tobacco is an "extremely harmful drug." See Frank L. Wood, M.D., What You Should Know About Tobacco (Wichita, KS: The Wichita Publishing Co, 1944), p 5. Tobacco has long been known to cause brain damage, and thus, impaired reasoning, including violent impulse tendencies.
Tobacco use by a parent (here, by Bush's mother, Barbara Bush), notoriously leads to birth defects in the children. See birth defects site for background.
Note other pertinent symptoms, e.g., “Expressive aphasia—Loss of ability to speak required words . . .
Formulation aphasia—Loss of ability to formulate sentences [and]
Paraphasia—Garbled speech, marked by inappropriate word use, transposed sounds, and ungrammatical sentences." Note George Bush's symptoms of this type. And see video examples.
In view of tobacco's impairment of ethical controls, and its being altered for revenge against America, such a person cannot be a "compassionate" anything. Smokers foreseeably, without compunction, daily do all sorts of harm to themselves and their fellow man:
Examples of Impaired Ethical & Impulse Controls & Results
Note the above aphasia data. Then compare with the symptoms of Ronald Reagan, who by 2004, with Alzheimer's, no longer recalled he ever was President!
Note Reagan's in-office memory loss symptoms, then misdiagnosed (by laymen), as “a blend of ignorance, amnesia, and dissembling.”—Mark Green, To Err is Reagan: Lies and Deceptions from the President (Foundation for National Progress, 1987), p 3, entitled, “Amiable Dunce or Chronic Liar?”
See also Mark Green and Gail MacColl, There He Goes Again: Ronald Reagan's Reign of Errors (1983); and Mark Green and Gail MacColl, Ronald Reagan's Reign of Error, II: The Instant Nostalgia Edition (Pantheon Books, 1987).
Note also Reagan's acalculia (inability to comprehend simple arithmetic). George Bush (1989-1993) called Reagan's acalculia, “voodoo economics” (increase spending, cut income, balance budget)! As a layman, Bush could detect something wrong with Reagan, but called it "voodoo" as unaware of the applicability of the medical term "acalculia."
Dr. William M'Donald, in The Lancet (Issue #1748) 231 (28 Feb 1857), said, “no smoker can think steadily or continuously on any subject. . . . He cannot follow out a train of ideas.”
For background deaths, tragedies, and adverse events in the life of the family of George Bush (President, Jan 1989 - Jan 1993), normally linked to tobacco, see Kitty Kelley, The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty (New York: Doubleday, 2004). This data is "a train of ideas" to "follow out."
|George Bush's mother Barbara was a smoker, her "hair turned white, she ground her teeth at night, and she smoked two packs of cigarettes a day," (pp 93, 102, 137, 191)
mother Barbara had two miscarriages (pp 102 and 137)
In 1976, Bush's "wife, Barbara, was dealing with a serious depression that more than once led her to the brink of suicide. His nephew Prescott S. Bush III was fighting schizophrenia; his uncle James Smith Bush, who had embezzled funds and fled the country, was dying in the Philippines; and George's son George W. Bush, who by his own admission was 'drinking and carousing and fumbling around,' was arrested that summer for driving under the influence [of alcohol]" (p 350)
"Both [George and Barbara Bush] had been exposed to the ravages of alcoholism . . . each had an alcholic uncle named Jim whose marital breakups caused their families no end of grief and consternation. Even Barbara's most illustrious relative, her fourth cousin four times removed, Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth President of the United States (1853-57), was an alcoholic. The insidious disease . . . had already wrapped its tenacles around the roots of both family trees" (p 69)
George W. Bush admits "youthful mistakes," his "sister-in-law Sharon Bush alleged that [he] had snorted cocaine 'not once . . . but many times'" (p 266)
George W. Bush's hazing of fellow students included to "brand' its [fraternity] pledges. 'It's only a cigarette burn,' George W. said. 'There's no scarring mark physically or mentally'" (p 237)
His brother "Eleven-year-old Neil had been disagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade, and Barbara knew he needed special education" (p 230)
Wife Laura says that at Southern Methodist University, "people smoked cigarettes—and I did" (p 357)
Grandfather Preston Bush "was battling the ravages of pipe smoking and binge drinking, [and was] plagued with a racking cough that . . . was diagnosed as lung cancer" (p 290)
young sister Robin developed leukemia and died (pp 129, 135).|
See also Steven Rosenfeld and Bob Fitrakis, "The GOP’s Cyber Election Hit Squad" (The Free Press, Columbus, Ohio, Monday, 23 April 2007), who ask "Did the most powerful Republicans in America have the computer capacity, software skills and electronic infrastructure in place on Election Night 2004 to tamper with the Ohio results to ensure George W. Bush’s re-election? The answer appears to be yes."
This site is not advocating anyone for President. This site is providing hiring background data.
Let's do a contrast, Gov. Bush vs three-term Michigan Governor John Engler (1991-2002). What was Engler's record? What type of staff does he hire? The way to find out about an applicant, is read what he or staff have written, for example:
In making your hiring decision, think of looking for something "positive," not just avoiding the "negative." George Bush, Jr., is not a recognized leader against drug abuse, and especially not against the gateway drug!! In view of the bad example we have seen above, the effort to hire a drunk Senator for Secretary of Defense, how could he be?
It is a common stunt in the government to put supposedly 'rehabilitated' people in charge of anti-alcoholism, anti-drug programs. Notice, you will see that they invariably hold back, fight with one arm tied behind them, pull their punches. They don't say the facts about the problem you have seen alluded to here. Putting ex-offenders in charge is conscious premeditated sabotage of the program. When Pres. Bush, Sr., put twenty (20) year druggie William Bennett in as drug czar, that was sabotage. (Bennett was a 20 year smoker).
Notice that those who have a record as smokers, show their permanent residual brain damage effect, a severe inability to comprehend the fact that such residual effect even exists. Hence, they tend to minimize, refuse to acknowledge, the role of the gateway drug in alcoholism and drug abuse. They flatly REFUSE TO mention it, though long known in medical research. Tragically, Edison was right in 1914. The brain of a smoker never recovers. Ever, not even after many years or decades. Verify this constant disregard by smokers. Hiring them = sabotage of the program.
The same type residual effects relate to alcoholism. This fact, the permanent nature of the brain impact, has long been known. See, for example, the narrative at page 108 of the 1868 book, Smoking and Drinking, by James Parton.
The 20 year cigarette fiend (a term from years ago) William Bennett sabotaged the war on drugs, by refusing to cite the tobacco role in drug abuse. George Bush, Sr. and Jr. both pro-tobacco, intend on continuing the same sabotage for years to come.
Remember, in response to data on this subject known a century ago, and still known by doctors and hiring professionals, as succinctly summarized by Edison in 1914, Michigan banned manufacture and sale of cigarettes, BY LAW. Cigarettes' effect, leading to self-medicating with alcohol and drugs, is too severe on the body and brain, to be acceptable. It is a "negative," not a "positive."
In the early 19th century, an official was impeached and removed for alcoholism noted after attaining office!! For example, see the case of the Impeachment of Judge John Pickering. His court staff and colleagues deemed him insane. Standards have certainly fallen!! Now it is deemed a joke! no bar to even beginning holding office!!
Recommended For Reading
|The Pickering Impeachment for alcoholism, insanity, and unlawful rulings is reported in The History of the Supreme Court of the United States: The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, Vol. 2, Foundations of Power, John Marshall, 1801-1815, by George Lee Haskins; General Editor Paul A. Freund (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., 1981), pp 211-215 and 234-238. The constitutional clause on holding office during "good behavior" was held to preclude alcoholism.
the World Health Organization data, "Wide research needed to solve the problems of mental illness," World Mental Health, Vol 12, pages 138-141 (WHO Press Release, October 1960) ("people with psychopathic make-up often become leaders"); and
James C. Coleman, Ph.D., Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life, 5th ed (Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman & Co, 1976), p 10 (on the long-verified prevalence of psychopaths as high officials; "individuals with psychopathic personality makeup, who tend to exploit power for selfish purposes and have little concern for ethical values or social progress, often become leaders").
"The psychopath in a position of supreme power is almost a common-place.”—Robert Payne, The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (New York: Praeger Pub, 1975), p xi.
Note that smoking involves three adverse mental aspects, addiction, mental disorder, and brain damage, due to the toxic chemicals being ingested.
Note that in halting the Florida vote count, in Bush v Gore (2000), awarding the election to the candidate whose father had appointed some of the judges, the smokers (who should never have been appointed, or impeached under the Pickering precedent, had they been), voted en masse for halting the vote count, the nonsmokers splitting 4-2 against the halt.
The Year 2000 'winner' had a similar coalition as did another famous appointee, in 1933, bringing him to power: farmers, non-unionized lower middle class, poverty-stigmatizing middle class, misguided idealists, and 'religious' types, Protestant and Catholic. Source: John Toland, Adolf Hitler (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1976), Vol I, pp 253 and 255.
Note that U.S. 'religious' types have a long and wicked record.
Contrast Bush's education level even as a adult, with that of the far higher level of, for example, Queen Elizabeth I as a child.
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Related Web Sites
Ron Paul: Giuliani 'Not Qualified' for President (24 May 2007) (offers a reading list of background books with respect to causes of 9-11, e.g., "Dying to Win, which argues that suicide bombers only mobilize against an occupying force; Blowback, which examines the unintended consequences of U.S. foreign policy; and the 9/11 Commission Report, which says that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was angered by the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia. Another book on the list was Imperial Hubris, whose author appeared at the press conference to offer support for Paul. 'Foreign policy is about protecting America,' said author Michael Scheuer, who used to head the CIA's bin Laden unit. "Our foreign policy is doing the opposite.'")
You would realize that a candidate who says, 'I'm for smoking, but against lung cancer,' is lying. Or, 'I'm for smoking, but against heart disease,' that's a lie too. But the same is also the case with a candidate who says, 'I'm for smoking, but against abortion—alcoholism—divorce—drug abuse—crime, or any other cigarette-linked matter.' The person is lying.
In Texas, this damaged goods is fighting FOR tobacco. He is setting the cause in motion that leads to the above effects down the road. He is, bottom line, causing some of the very problems he professes to oppose!
Union General Philip H. Sheridan had seen the Southern pro-death
mentality, "over the killing of many freedmen in the settlements, nothing is done." Asked what he thought of Texas, he said scathingly commenting on their morals and mentality, "If I owned hell and Texas, I would rent Texas out and live in hell." See Phil Sheridan and His Army (Lincoln: Univ of Nebraska Press, 1985; and Norman: Univ of Oklahoma Press, 1999), by Univ. of New Mexico History Prof. Paul Andrew Hutton.
Texan George W. Bush is a descendant of slavers.
Notice media writers and commentators. Those who have a record as smokers, show their permanent residual brain damage effect, a severe inability to comprehend the fact that such residual effect even exists. Hence, they tend to minimize, even joke about, the seriousness of the subject. Tragically, Edison was right in 1914. The brain of a smoker never recovers. Ever, not even after many years or decades. Watch. Read, the media. Verify this constant disregard by smokers. And the corrosive effect on others, so nonsmoker writers and analysts hesitate to say or write to the contrary. Never forget the tobacco taboo, the widespread media censorship of tobacco-related subjects.
See also our site on a person who, when he was chosen governmental leader in January 1933, could say that he hadn't used drugs for 14 years, not since 1919 (lying, he actually hadn't quit then!). Thanks to media disinformation, the people there too were unaware of the permanent residual effects of drug use, tobacco use, the No. 1 most dangerous drug, evident even after 14 years!! To see the site on that president (1935-1945), click here. To see the tobacco-taboo site, click here.
Bush has the potential to turn back the clock on virtually every gain that has been made in stopping the tobacco holocaust during the last decade, not to mention cripple the anti-holocaust movement well into the next century. And he is anti-worker too: opposes overtime pay after 40 hours, says workers are paid too much!
A neighbor of mine worked in a factory, each worker made $18 an hour; the manager, making $11,000,000 a year, called the workers together, said, 'I'm closing the factory, moving it to a different location to pay $6-7 an hour. Reason: you $18 an hour types make too much money! Get out! Factory closed here.' Do we need officials, a President, with this type attitude?
Remember, think like a human resources personnel hiring professional. Don't hire those with negatives, look for the positives. Remember, we are in a country with 200 million+ people, and can select the best.
Readers may wish to view these "Bushism" (some evidencing aphasia symptoms).
For information on U.S. election-stealing in the South, click here. For specifics on how the 2000 Election was stolen, click here. To help prevent this, click here for www.redefeatbush.com.
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These effects are what George Bush, Jr., intends for you and your children.
For Further Reading
Ted Sampley, "George Bush Parachutes Again to Exorcise Demons of Past Betrayal," U.S. Veteran Dispatch (March/April/May 1997)
Robert Dreyfuss, "George W. Bush: Calling for Philip Morris," The Nation (8 Nov 1999)
Intelligence, section entitled, "7/12/01 - Claims"
Toby Eglund, "United States: The Tobacco Presidency" (19 March 2001)
"My name is George, and I'm an alcoholic," by Cary Tennis, Salon (26 July 2001)
"This is no Pearl Harbor," by Robert Novak (13 September 2001) ("Security experts and airline officials agree privately that the simultaneous hijacking of four jetliners was an 'inside job,' probably indicating complicity beyond malfeasance." See also
the videos, "The Painful Truth and lies behind 9/11" and
"Loose Change, 2d ed" (2006), elaborating this point, in engineering, architectural, and similar scientific vein.
"CIA Asset Susan Lindauer's book Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq: The Ultimate Conspiracy to Silence Truth (Lexington, KY: CreateSpace, 10 Oct 2010)).
"The New American Century" which documents the rise to power of the Neoconservative National Movement (NEOCONs) and their Project for an American Century (PNAC). Their plans
for global domination and the required increase in military spending would require, in their own words, a catalyzing event along the lines of a new Pearl Harbor. The events of 9/11 were, to the NEOCONs, a dream come true" [or made to do so].
“Podhoretz Granted Secret Access To Lobby Bush On ‘The Case For Bombing Iran’" (24 September 2007) (“Norman Podhoretz, the 'patriarch of neoconservatism,' recently published a book entitled “World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism,” staunchly supporting the Iraq war and pushing for war with Iran. . . . Podhoretz has argued that 'if we were to bomb the Iranians as I hope and pray we will . . . we’ll unleash a wave of anti-Americanism all over the world that will make the anti-Americanism we’ve experienced so far look like a lovefest.'”
Barbara Honegger, "9-11 Pentagon Attack: Behind the Smoke Curtain" (Video) (Seattle, 12 January 2013) ("on what happened and what didn't happen at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001")
Prof. Mark Crispin Miller, The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder (2002) (Review)
On Overthrow of Venezuela's Government (11 April 2002)
(Click here to view film)
"24 Ways Republicans Lie" (26 August 2002).
Harvey Wasserman, "Bush's 9/11 Reichstag Fire," CommonDreams.org (Friday, 13 September 2002)
Alan Bisbort, "Dry Drunk: Is Bush making a cry for help?" American Politics Journal (24 Sep 2002)
Carol Wolman, M.D., "Is the President Nuts? Diagnosing Dubya," CounterPunch (2 October 2002)
Murray Whyte, "Bush Anything But Moronic, According to Author: Dark Overtones in His Malapropisms," Toronto Star (28 November 2002)
Teresa Binstock, "Diagnosis Bush"
(31 January 2003)
Prof. Katherine van Wormer, "Addiction, Brain Damage and the President: 'Dry Drunk' Syndrome and George W. Bush," CounterPunch (11 Oct 2002)
Nelson Mandela, "On Iraq War" (29 January 2003)
Patrick Martin, "The Twenty Lies of George W. Bush, WSWS (20 March 2003)
http://www.votetoimpeach.org/ (March 2003)
Stephen R. Shalom, "Fahrenheit 451 and the Problem of the US Media" (22 April 2003) (media censorship and disinformation, part of the media pattern)
"Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition," by John T. Jost, Jack Glaser, Arie W. Kruglanski, Frank J. Sulloway, 129 Psychological Bulletin (#2) 339-375 (May 2003) (on common symptoms of Hitler, Reagan, Mussolini, Limbaugh, all smokers, thus addicted, subject to the long-known brain impact)
William Bowles, “Frauds-R-Us: The Bush Family Saga,” Part I and Part II (May 2003)
John W. Dean, “Special Prosecutor Needed on Eight False Statements in 28 Jan 2003 SOU Speech” (July 2003)
Bush Credibility Twister (June 2003)
Harley Sorensen, "The Madness Of King George," The San Francisco Chronicle (7 July 2003) (last article at the site)
The Bush Administration's Top 40 Lies about War and Terrorism: Bring 'em On!" by Steve Perry, Minneapolis City Pages (Wed, 30 July 2003)
"The “Conservatives Are Crazy” Study: Paid For by Taxpayers," by Byron York (1 August 2003) (weak attempted rebuttal of the conservative cognition study)
"Depiction of Threat Outgrew Supporting Evidence, by Barton Gellman and Walter Pincus, Washington Post, Sunday, 10 Aug 2003, p A01
"Citizens' Indictment Of Bush, Cheney, Et Al," by Ronnie Dugger, Nick Biddle, and Jo Seidita, of The Citizens' Indictment, P.O. Box 400471, Cambridge MA 02140 (12 Aug 2003)
David Corn, The Lies of George W. Bush (13 Nov 2003)
The Madness of King George: Life and Death in the Age of Precision-Guided Insanity (Common Courage Press, Oct 2003), by Historian Michael K. Smith & Matt Wuerker
"Is Bush a 'Dry Drunk'? This is a Serious, Not Just a Provocative Question," by Michael O'McCarthy, Free Press (19 November 2003)
Under Bush, U.S. 3/4 of Way to Fascism, by Jennifer Van Bergen (14 December 2003)
"British clergy slam Bush, Blair," Aljazeera (29 Dec 2003)
"Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, Bush Planned Invasion Within Days Of Inauguration" (CBS, 10 Jan 2004)
"CBS 60 Minutes Interview With Ex-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, M.P.A." (Sunday, 11 Jan 2004)
"The Barreling Bushes," by Kevin Phillips, Los Angeles Times (11 January 2004)
Author of American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush
"G.W. Bush: International Racketeer: Oil Robber Barons,"
by Ted Lang (12 January 2004)
"Neil Bush Divorce Produces Disclosures" (26 Jan 2004)
"Are Parallels To Nazi Germany Crazy?," by Harley Sorensen, San Francisco Chronicle (26 January 2004)
Bush's War for Reelection, by James Moore (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004) (cites Bush disinformation practices)
Dishonest Dubya (February 2004) (cites impaired language symptoms)
Dubybot (February 2004)
"Looks Like Duckgate," by Peggy Hirsch (10 Feb 2004) (cites Cheney and Scalia as "long-term friends" / "old friends," raising issue of non-impartiality, contrary to law, 28 U.S.C. § 455
"The Complete Bushisms" (Impaired Language Symptoms, March 2004)
Richard Clarke, "Clarke's Take On Terror" (CBS 60 Minutes, 21 March 2004)
John Shovelan, "Richard Clarke says Bush short-sighted on al-Qaeda threat,"
The World Today (23 March 2004)
Larry C. Johnson, "The War On Clarke" (30 March 2004)
Prof. David Ray Griffin, The New Pearl Harbor (2004)
John Dean, "Ex-Nixon Aide John Dean Tells Bill Moyers that Bush Should Be Impeached [for Falsification] (Friday, 2 April 2004)
Larry C. Johnson, "Decoding The PDB" (12 April 2004) (Bush and Rice asleep at the switch)
Heads Up . . . from Michael Moore" (14 April 2004) (analysis of Bush's 13 April Press Conference)
Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack (2004) (verifies pre-conceived intent to attack Iraq without credible WMD evidence) (See also 60 Minutes Interview 18 April 2004 and "Iraq No Threat" (statements by Colin Powell and Condolezza Rice)
George Monbiot, "US Christian fundamentalists are driving Bush's Middle East policy: Their beliefs are bonkers, but they are at the heart of power" (The Guardian, Tuesday, 20 April 2004) [Background Context]
Dorothy Anne Seese, "The Present Christian Delusion: a doctrine our founders never knew" (22
April 2004) (the apostasy "rapture" notion invented by Darby and Scofield)
Greg Palast, "Vanishing Votes," The Nation (17 May 2004) (continuing election theft) [Background Context]
Michael Isikoff, "Memos Reveal War Crimes Warnings," Newsweek (17 May 2004)
Rick Perlstein, "The Jesus Landing Pad" Village Voice (18 May 2004) ("A new memo shows Christian Zionists are behind Bush's Israel policy") [Background Context]
Doug Thompson & Teresa Hampton, "Bush's Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides" Capitol Hill Blue (4 June 2004) George W. Bush: Presidential or Pathological?
"Gasoline Costs 5 Cents a Gallon in Iraq Thanks to US Taxpayers" (6 June 2004) ("While Americans are shelling out record prices for fuel, Iraqis pay only about 5 cents a gallon for gasoline - a benefit of hundreds of millions of dollars subsidies bankrolled by American taxpayers.
. . . the average price for gasoline in the United States is running $2.05 a gallon - 50 cents more than the pre-invasion price. . . . the U.S. government pays about $1.50 a gallon to buy fuel in neighboring countries and deliver it to Iraqi stations.")
Dr. Justin Frank, M.D., Bush on the Couch (2004) (psychoanalysis of Bush pursuant to his documented behavior record: "paranoid meglomaniac," "sadistic," "untreated alcoholic") (Reviews, 2nd - 4th articles from top of site)
Arianna Huffington, "Bush on the Couch" (13 July 2004) (review of the foregoing book, uncovers megalomania, paranoia, false sense of omnipotence, inability to manage emotions, lifelong abulic urges to defy authority, unresolved love-hate relationship with father, and residual effects of a history of untreated alcohol abuse).
Burbach, Roger, and Jim Tarbell, Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004; London: Zed, 2004)
Scheuer, Michael, Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terrorism (Brassey's Inc, July 2004) (a CIA intelligence officer's analysis)
Russell M. Drake, "
Bush-Hitler: Hypnotizing The Masses" (21 July 2004)
Laurence Britt, Fascism Anyone?," 23 Free Inquiry #2 (25 July 2004) (See Review on 14 Characteristics of Fascism)
Pastor Steve Brown, "Should Christians Vote For Bush?" (August 2004) (on the unjust war Bush started)
Brooklyn College English Prof. Eric Alterman, When Presidents Lie: A History of Deception and Its Consequences (Viking, September 2004)
David Talbot with Kitty Kelly, "Don't mess with the Bushes" (14 September 2004)
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, "Annan says Iraq war was illegal" (15 September 2004) (see Pastor Brown's above analysis)
Price, Joseph M., M.D., "When George Meets John," 294 Atlantic Monthly (# 3) p 14 (October 2004) (cites symptoms of pre-senile dementia, e.g., "striking decline in his sentence-by-sentence speaking skills," "invent mangled new words," "puzzled-chimp expression when trying to answer questions," "confabulation," etc.)
Greg Palast, “Kerry Won” (4 Nov 2004) (another election theft like Florida 2000)
"God Help America: The People Have Spoken" (Daily Mirror, 5 Nov 2004)
Ann H. Zahniser, "Policies Show Selectivity in Defining 'Pro-Life" (30 Nov 2004)
Prof. David Ray Griffin, 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions (Interlink Pub Group Inc, Nov 2004)
Johnson, David L., "Vox Populi," 294 Atlantic Monthly (# 5) p 26 (December 2004) (cites "the letter of Joseph M. Price, M.D. . . . which makes . . . the same diagnostic points that" Johnson did, noting additional examples, Bush's "lack of attention to detail . . . inability to ask probing questions . . . confused and sometimes bizarre ad-lib responses . . . particularly his use of malapropisms")
Ron Netsky, "Fascism in America?: A local writer sounds a warning" (8 December 2004)
Angelique Chrisafis, "Scion of traitors and warlords: why Bush is coy about his Irish links: Tapestry artist reveals ancestors of US president as murderous bunch" (The Guardian, 27 January 2005)
Doug Thompson, "Is Bush Out of Control?," Capitol Hill Blue (15 August 2005) (cites mood swings suggesting paranoia bordering on schizophrenia, by an angry, obscenity-spouting man who berates staff, unleashes tirades, etc., and has been prescribed anti-depressants by White House physician)
Doug Thompson, “Bush's Obscene Tirades Rattle White House Aides,” Capitol Hill Blue (25 Aug 2005)
Mark Ehrman, “911-Truth Smoking Guns” (Los Angeles Times, 28 August 2005) (data on government foreknowledge of 9-11 attack)
Stephen Pizzo, "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Real George W. Bush" (27 October 2005)
Doug Thompson, “Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper,'” Capitol Hill Blue (9 December 2005)
Chris Floyd, “Serial Killer Confesses to 30,000 Murders; Receives Applause” (13 December 2005)
John Nichols, “Raising the Issue of Impeachment” (The Nation, 21 December 2005)
Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque: High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium (2005)
Sunsara Taylor, "Comparing Bush to Hitler: Lessons for Today"
President Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) contrasts Bush and Hitler. "The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the US president has no limits." "I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush."
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Polls Show Many Americans are Simply Dumber Than Bush" (ICH, 29 January 2006), says "The Bush administration is astonished because it stupidly believes that hundreds of millions of Muslims should be grateful that the US has interfered in their internal affairs for 60 years, setting up colonies and puppet rulers to suppress their aspirations and to achieve, instead, purposes of the US government." "Americans need desperately to understand that 95 percent of all Muslim terrorists in the world were created in the past three years by Bush's invasion of Iraq." But: "Half of the US population is incapable of acquiring, processing and understanding information. . . . half of the American population is unable to draw a rational conclusion from unambiguous facts. . . . the inability of half of the US population to acquire and understand information are far larger threats to Americans than terrorism." Thus: "America has become a rogue nation, flying blind, guided only by ignorance and hubris. A terrible catastrophe awaits."
Kurt Vonnegut, "Custodians of chaos" (21 January 2006). "Our president is a Christian? So was Adolf Hitler."
Philippe Sands, (Prof. of Law, University College London) Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules: The Whistle-Blowing Account of How Bush and Blair Are Taking the Law into Their Own Hands (March 2005)
(Review 1, 2)
Andy McSmith, "Bush 'plotted to lure Saddam into war with fake UN plane'" (Independent, 3 February 2006)
Scott Ritter, "Let history judge" (27 February 2006) ("the Bush administration authorized a war of aggression against Iraq") (Context)
William Rivers Pitt, "Deranged, Disconnected, and Dangerous" (17 March 2006) (cites Bush's focus on his office carpet vs issues)
Greg Palast, "Bush Didn't Bungle Iraq: The Mission Was Indeed Accomplished" (The Guardian, 20 March 2006) (the goal was oil)
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Deranged, Disconnected, and Dangerous" (21 March 2006)
William Rivers Pitt, Incompetent Design (Truthout, 27 March 2006) (re deliberate wrecking of Iraq for oil)
Russell Feingold, "Under this theory . . . we have a monarchy" (31 March 2006) (at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing On the Call to Censure Bush)
Norman Solomon, "When War Crimes Are Impossible"
(4 April 2006) (raising the issue)
Robert Fitrakis, J.D., Ph.D., & Harvey Wasserman, M.A., "Are Mainstream Churches Finally Standing Up to the GOP’s Hateful “Christian” Blitzkrieg?" (Columbus Free Press, 9 April 2006)
Rabbi Dennis G. Shulman, "George, Please Tell Me, Would You Consider Becoming Religious?" (9 April 2006)
Prof. Sean Wilent, "The Worst President in History?" (21 April 2006) (worse than the worst, Buchanan, Johnson, Harding)
"Is George W. Bush a Psychopath?" (22 April 2006)
"A Spy Speaks Out" (60 Minutes, 23 April 2006) (Bush ignored intelligence refuting Iraq WMD myth)
Robert Scheer, "Top Spy’s Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told" (25 April 2006)
Doug Thompson, "Comparing Bush to Hitler" (May 2006)
Molly Ivins, "Could Lunacy Explain Bush's Policies?" (16 May 2006)
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Is the Bush Regime a Sponsor of State Terrorism?: The Evil Within" (29 May 2006) (A powerful case can be made that it is, as in the past three years the Bush Regime has murdered tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and an unknown number of Afghan ones). And see satire video of Bush's confession.
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "War Criminal Nation" (9 June 2006)
Greg Palast, “Stealing Mexico: Bush Team Helps Ruling Party "Floridize" Mexican Presidential Election” (30 June 2006)
John W. Dean, Conservatives Without Conscience (Viking Press, July 2006)
George Lakoff, "Bush Is Not Incompetent" (3 July 2006) ("Bush's disasters are not so much a testament to his incompetence or a failure of execution. Rather, they are the natural, even inevitable result of his conservative governing philosophy.")
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Bush's Assault on Freedom: What's To Stop Him?" (3 July 2006)
Matt Pascarella, Mexico City, and Greg Palast, London, “Dispatch from Mexico City: Stealing it in Front of Your Eyes” (3 July 2006)
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Hegemonic Tyrant Courts Doom" (7 July 2006) (when US denies other countries a right to their own interests, US becomes tyrant, and is so perceived, causing others to unite against US)
Mark Morford, "Nation cringes as the worst president ever continues long, painful slog to the end" (San Francisco Chronicle, 7 July 2006)
Patrick J. Buchanan, “Where are the Christians?” (18 July 2006)
Cenk Uygur, “The Ugly Truth: Our President is an Imbecile” (18 July 2006)
Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (Penguin Press, 25 July 2006)
Aaron Russo, “America: Freedom to Fascism” (28 July 2006)
Chris Floyd, “Bush Hit Men Running Scared” (2 August 2006) (In light of the Hamdan v Rumsfeld decision, Bushites fear criminal charges for their violation of the U.S. War Crimes Act )
Wayne Madsen, “Sources claim latest 'terror plot' a hoax cooked up to divert attention from Blair's and Bush's woes”(Online Journal, 12 August 2006)
Aaron Glantz, “Bush and Saddam Should Both Stand Trial, Says Nuremberg Prosecutor” (25 August 2006) (Says “both Bush and Saddam should be tried for starting 'aggressive' wars—Saddam for his 1990 attack on Kuwait and Bush for his 2003 invasion of Iraq.”
Greg Palast, "Hurricane Expert Threatened for Pre-Katrina Warnings" (28 August 2006) (whistleblower case)
Keith Olbermann, "Olbermann to Bush, 'Have you no sense of decency, sir?'" Countdown, 5 September 2006)
(on Bush promoting a culture of fear paralleling the McCarthy era of fear [depicted in the 2005 movie, "Good Night and Good Luck"]
Juan Cole, "Bush Turns to Fear-Mongering: Creation of 'Islamic' Bogeyman" (6 September 2006)
FSA, "Cheney Will Stump for Candidate Who Threatened Wife with Shotguns" (13 September 2006)
Dan Harris, "Film Shows Youths Training to Fight for Jesus: New Documentary Features Controversial Bible Camp, Evangelical Movement: The documentary 'Jesus Camp' features evangelical kids at a Bible camp in North Dakota" (ABC News, 17 September 2006) (cf. same matter cited in The Macomb Daily (Mt. Clemens, Michigan) 29 October 2006, p 15A: describing this "Christian" youth minister Rev. Becky Fischer running a "Jesus Camp" of "God's army." The "Jesus Camp" has "teary-eyed children pray to a life-size cutout of President Bush." The preceding ABC news story had also citee them as "worshipping a picture of President Bush.")
Paul Craig Roberts, "War Criminal at Bay" (18 September 2006) (President Bush, betrayed by the neoconservatives whom he elevated to power and by his Attorney General, Torture Gonzales who gave him wrong legal advice, is locked in a desperate struggle with the Republican Congress to save himself from war crimes charges at the expense of America's reputation and our soldiers' fate)
Bob Woodward, State of Denial (2006)
Aaron Russo, America Freedom to Fascism (2006)
Jennifer Van Bergen, "Soulless New World: Bush's Military Commissions Act and the Future of America" (14-15 October 2006)
Larisa Alexandrovna, "Bush Signs the Reichstag Fire Decree" (23 October 2006) ("On October 17, 2006, however, the latest Bush scoundrel outdid his kin at sucking the marrow of this nation and signed into law that which our founding fathers would have called treason, essentially taking the people's rights of liberty, justice, and property solely for himself. What Mr. Bush signed was, in essence, the final assault of a carefully orchestrated, six year long war on the Constitution of the United States.")
Carla Binion, "Bush's Absolute Power Grab" (23 October 2006) ("The Military Commissions Act of 2006 . . . gives Bush power similar to that of Stalin or Hitler, and grants agencies within the executive branch powers similar to those of the KGB or Gestapo.")
James Risen, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration” (24 October 2006) (Prosecution Background).
George Galloway, "George Bush and Tony Blair are not Christians" (21 November 2006)
Paul Craig Roberts, "The president of the United States is so deep into denial that he is no longer among the sane" (2 December 2006)
Frank Rich, "Has He Started Talking to the Walls?" (New York Times, 4 December 2006) (Cites "the troubling behavior of a president who isn’t merely in a state of denial but is completely untethered from reality" paralleling "Richard Nixon talking to the portraits on the White House walls")
Prof. Eric Foner, "He's The Worst Ever (Washington Post, 3 December 2006, p B01)
Eric Alterman, "Liar. 'Liar?,'" The Nation (11 December 2006) (on "George W. Bush [as] an inveterate liar [long] undeniable but all but unsayable in the mainstream media")
Robert Parry, "Pinochet's Death Spares Bush Family" (www.consortiumnews.com, 12 December 2006) (history of pro-torture and murder for decades)
Carol Wolman, M.D., "Psychiatrist Says Bush Must Be Impeached for Good of the Country" (30 December 2006)
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Bush Must Go: Only Impeachment Can Stop Him" (Baltimore Chronicle, 15 January 2007) ("When are the American people, the Congress and the military going to wake up and realize that the US has an insane war criminal in the White House?")
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Attacking Iran: What’s In It For Bush?" (17 January 2007) (in connection with stealing Election 2008)
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., “More Deception from the War Criminal” (25 January 2007) (“Bush hides the neoconservative agenda behind 'the war on terror,' which essentially is a hoax. The main purpose of the neoconservatives’ 'war on terror' it to eliminate any effective Muslim opposition to Israel’s theft of Palestine and the Golan Heights. To silence Muslim opposition to Israel’s theft of Arab lands, the US must eliminate or intimidate Middle Eastern governments that are not under US control--Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah which governs southern Lebanon.”)
Sydney Schanberg, "Libby Trial Exposes Neocon Shadow Government" (New York Observer, 5 March 2007, p 15)
Greg Palast , "Bush's New US Attorney a Criminal?" (7 March 2007) (BBC Television had exposed 2004 voter attack scheme
by appointee Griffin, a Rove aide. Black soldiers and the homeless targeted)
John Nichols, "Vermont Votes to Impeach Bush/Cheney " (7 March 2007).
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Crime Blotter: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" (19 March 2007)
Robert D. Novak, "Bush Alone"
(CNSNews.com, 26 March 2007) ("With nearly two years remaining in his presidency, George W. Bush is alone. In half a century, I have not seen a president so isolated from his own party in Congress -- not Jimmy Carter, not even Richard Nixon as he faced impeachment.")
Harold Pinter, "Why George Bush is Insane" (30 March 2007) ("People do not forget . . . the death of their fellows, they do not forget torture and mutilation, they do not forget injustice, they do not forget oppression, they do not forget the terrorism of mighty powers. They not only don't forget. They strike back.")
FAIR, "CNN's Impeachment 'Reality Check' Needs Fact Check" (30 March 2007) (on media distorting the constitutional bases for impeachment)
Paul Levy, "The War On Consciousness" (4 April 2007) ("We have the most criminal regime in all of our history wreaking unspeakable horror on the entire planet, while simultaneously waging war on the consciousness of its own citizens . . . . If we aren't aware of this, we are unwittingly playing into, supporting and complicit in the evil that is being perpetrated in our name. A government's war on the consciousness of its own citizens is by no means unique to the Bush administration. Abusing power over others so as to limit their freedom is an archetypal process that has been endlessly re-enacted by governments throughout history in various forms. With the Bush administration, however, the pathological aspect of this process has become . . . exaggerated and amped-up to [become a] staggering malignancy.")
Dahlia Lithwick, "Justice's Holy Hires"
(The Washington Post, 8 April 2007) aka "How Pat Robertson's law school is changing America"
Naomi Wolf, "Fascist America, in 10 easy steps" (The Guardian, 24 April 2007) ("From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all.")
Jackson Thoreau, "Did George Bush rape a black woman?" (2 May 2007)
Bonnie Erbe, "‘Family-Values’ Cloak Lifted From GOP"
(The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Friday, 4 May 2007) (on number of aberrant sexual behaviors of Bush officials)
Greg Palast, "Naked neo-cons: Perjury and the Big, Bad Wolfowitz" (9 May 2007)
The CIA, "National Account Rank Order" (10 May 2007) (U.S. is in last place)
Mike Whitney, "How Will They Destroy Ron Paul?" (24 May 2007) (“. . . I believe the CIA is correct when it warns us about blowback. We overthrew the Iranian government in 1953 and their taking the hostages was the reaction. This dynamic persists and we ignore it at our risk. They’re not attacking us because we’re rich and free, they’re attacking us because we’re over there. . . .”)
Joseph L. Galloway, "Bush mantra: Be afraid, be very afraid" (McClatchy Newspapers, 7 June 2007)
Scott Ritter, "Why Cheney Really Is That Bad" (21 August 2007)
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "More War on the Horizon" (23 August 2007) ("America's hegemonic hubris is a sickness. A country that tolerates a war criminal while he openly plans to attack yet another country is definitely not a light unto the world.")
Robert Fisk, "Even I Question The 'Truth' About 9/11" (25 August 2007) ("I am increasingly troubled at the inconsistencies in the official narrative of 9/11. It's not just the obvious non sequiturs: where are the aircraft parts (engines, etc) from the attack on the Pentagon? Why have the officials involved in the United 93 flight (which crashed in Pennsylvania) been muzzled? Why did flight 93's debris spread over miles when it was supposed to have crashed in one piece in a field?")
William Rivers Pitt, "Burning the Law in a Riot of Treason" (Truthout, Monday 27 August 2007)
Nat Hentoff, "History Will Not Absolve Us" (Village Voice, 30 August 2007) (for "an international Nuremberg trial for the American perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Guantánamo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the CIA's secret prisons, there will be mounds of evidence")
Robert Draper, Dead Certain: The Presidency of George Bush (2007) (Review: Book Tells of Dissent in Bush's Inner Circle)
Sidney Blumenthal, "Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction" (Salon, 6 September 2007) ("On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction.")
Larry Johnson, "Staging Nukes for Iran?"
(Current Affairs, 5 September 2007) (on the recent "accidental" flying of live nuclear weapons over the US)
Sidney Blumenthal, "Decadent perversity" (20 September 2007) (Includes examples that Bush "releases his anxiety by humiliating his aides.")
Scott O'Reilly, "Is George Bush a Sociopath?" (28 September 2007) (Re the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria for "Anti-Social Personality Disorder,"
"To be diagnosed with Anti-Social Personality Disorder and individual would need to exhibit three or more of the above symptoms. Bush’s behavior arguably fits the Anti-Social Personality Disorder profile to a tee.")
Congressman Pete Stark accused Republicans of sending troops to Iraq to "get their heads blown off for the president's amusement" (18 October 2007) (CNN Poll)
Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Bush Preaches Democracy, Proposes Tyranny: The Fraudulent War on Terror" (25 October 2007)
Penny Coleman, "Veterans' Suicides: a Hidden Cost of Bush's Wars (AlterNet, 11 November 2007) ("suicide rate among solders that has now reached a 26-year record high [reminiscent of the] virtual epidemic of veteran suicides that followed the war in Vietnam")
Archbishop of Canterbury Williams, "Iraq and Afghanistan violated just war theory, says Williams" (11 November 2007) ("the Western-backed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan . . . failed to conform to the principles of 'just war' theory and brought great suffering.")
Martha Rosenberg, "Dick Cheney's Sadistic Passion for Shooting Tame Animals" (AlterNet, 14 November 2007) (it "suggests a deep psychological disorder
. . . Especially since criminologists have long recognized that premeditated, sadistic treatment of animals is a strong predictor of criminal and homicidal violence.")
"120 US war veteran suicides a week" (Herald Sun, 15 November 2007)
("The US military is experiencing a "suicide epidemic" with veterans killing themselves at the rate of 120 a week . . . an average of 17 a day")
Joseph E. Stiglitz, "The Economic Consequences of Mr. Bush" (Vanity Fair, December 2007) ("The next president will have to deal with yet another crippling legacy of George W. Bush: the economy. A Nobel laureate, Joseph E. Stiglitz, sees a generation-long struggle to recoup.") (Background)
Sheila Samples, "The Last Founder Standing" (19 November 2007)
Former Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan (Book, 2007) ("I spoke with those individuals, and they assured me they were not involved in this. And that's where it stands." 10 Oct. 2003, proclaiming Rove and Libby innocent. "The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of
the senior-most aides in the White House: Rove and Libby. There was one problem. It was not true. I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved: Rove, Libby, Cheney, Andy Card and the president himself.")
Senator Charles Hagel (R-Neb.), "Hag
l on Bush WH: ‘most arrogant, incompetent’ ever" (29 November 2007) (“I have to say this is one of the most arrogant, incompetent administrations I’ve ever seen or ever read about,” Hagel said, according to our colleague Robert Kaiser, who attended the speech. In case his audience didn’t get the point, Hagel also said: “They have failed the country.”)
William Sumner Scott, J.D., "Destruction of evidence raises a presumption of guilt" (16 December 2007) ("All United States law students are required to complete a criminal law course. The examination to obtain their license to practice law has criminal law as one of the subjects covered. All lawyers are trained that the normal procedure is to yellow tape the crime scenes. No crime scene evidence is to be disturbed.")
David Edwards and Jason Rhyne, "Constitutional scholar: 'At least six identifiable crimes' possible in CIA tape affair" (19 December 2007) ("There are at least six identifiable crimes here, from obstruction of justice to obstruction of Congress, perjury, conspiracy, false statements, and what is often forgotten: the crime of torturing suspects." "four White House attorneys, including then-White House counsels Alberto Gonzales and Harriet Miers, participated in discussions with the CIA about whether or not the tapes should be destroyed. The talks also reportedly included David Addington, Vice President Dick Cheney's former counsel and current chief of staff; and former senior National Security Council lawyer John Bellinger. . . . this was not just some rogue operator at the CIA that destroyed evidence being sought by Congress and the courts. It shows that this was a planned destruction, that there were meetings, and those meetings extended all the way to the White House.")
Sarah Baxter, "CIA chief to drag White House into torture cover-up storm" (The Sunday Times, 23 December 2007).
Ray McGovern, "Creeping Fascism: History's Lessons" (28 December 2007)
"Lest we forget: Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war" (24 January 2008) ("President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released Tuesday by two nonprofit journalism groups. . . . [Secretary of State Colin L.] Powell had the second-highest number of false statements, with 244 about weapons and 10 about Iraq and al Qaeda. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Press Secretary Ari Fleischer each made 109 false statements, it says. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz made 85, Rice made 56, Cheney made 48 and Scott McLellan, also a press secretary, made 14, the study says.
Mark A. Goldman, "Following Orders" (8 February 2008) ("all the deaths and atrocities that have occurred to date, inflicted by our coalition forces, are the acts of individuals who . . . have been willing to break the law in order to follow the orders of superiors. . . . Under the Constitution, no soldier is required to follow an illegal order. But that's what many Americans have been doing now for quite some time. And this is not confined to our military personnel, but also to members of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA (the folks who have been carrying out those illegal wire taps), outsourced contractors. . . .")
Jacob Weisberg, The Bush Tragedy (Random House, 2008) ("Bush's life and presidency have been shaped by an intense and unresolved anger," Newsweek, 3 March 2008) (Reviews)
Scott Horton, "Worst. President. Ever." (Harpers, 5 April 2008)
Richard Norton-Taylor, "Top Bush Aides Pushed for Guantánamo Torture: Senior Officials Bypassed Army Chief to Introduce Interrogation Methods" (The Guardian, 19 April 2008) ("In his new book, Torture Team, Philippe Sands QC, professor of law at University College London, reveals that: Senior Bush administration figures pushed through previously outlawed measures with the aid of inexperienced military officials at Guantánamo." See also “Crossing The Rubicon” by Michael Ruppert.)
Shirley Golub, "Impeachment Play Script" (2008)
Ray McGovern, "What About the War, Benedict?" (23 April 2008)
Mick Meaney, "‘Western Leaders Are War Criminals’" (26 April 2008) ("The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, has echoed calls for Western leaders to be charged with war crimes over the illegal invasion of Iraq. Speaking at Imperial College in London, Mahathir, who was in office from 1981 to 2003, singled out US President George Bush, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australia’s former prime minister John Howard")
Ted Rall, "Arrest Bush: Bush Confesses to Waterboarding. Call D.C. Cops!" (30 April 2008)
Vincent Bugliosi, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder" (10 May 2008) (Review 1, and 2, due to the illegality of the War of Aggression Against Iraq). P. 283 says re determining premeditation, "[t]here are cases where a period of time as short as several seconds sufficed. (For example, People v. Wells, 10 C. 2d 610, 625 )." P. 284 adds these precedents: "if one willfully does an act, the natural tendency of which is to destroy another's life, the irresistible conclusion . . . is that the destruction of such other person's life was intended.' People v. Coolidge, 26 Ill. 2d 533, 537 ; see also People v. Fitzgerald, 524 NE 2d 1190, 1193 ." P. 149 cites a possible Bush defense to murder charges: "Not guilty by reason of insanity?" Re Bush's "transcendant criminality . . . extreme grossness and vulgarian audacity," see the photos between pp 142-143. And see Video by Bugliosi, "Prosecuting George W Bush for Murder," Congressional Hearing Testimony, and "The Prosecution of an American President" (2012) (documentary film based upon Bugliosi's book on prosecuting Bush.
Sheila Samples, "EVERYBODY KNOWS..." (15 May 2008) ("George W. Bush -- a 'criminally insane, pill-popping dry drunk' . . . can neither think nor speak coherently, can recognize little other than Texas on a map, has completely torpedoed every business venture he attempted, and admittedly was a hard-partying sot until he was 40. . . . a spoiled, bumbling, schizophrenic little president. . . . can't be trusted to maintain a single train of thought in one-on-one interviews . . . .")
Dave Lindorff, "For His Treatment of Children in the 'War on Terror,' Bush Is a War Criminal" (22 May 2008)
Charley Reese, "Insanity" (25 May 2008) ("President Bush . . . words very often defy and contradict reality. . . .When their statements about Iran are placed side by side with the known facts, Bush and McCain sound insane.")
Mike Allen, "Exclusive: McClellan Whacks Bush, White House" (28 May 2008) (“Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush 'veered terribly off course,' was not 'open and forthright on Iraq,' and took a 'permanent campaign approach' to governing at the expense of candor and competence.”)
Ray Louis, "The Impeachment of Bush is Imminent, Just in Time" (1 June 2008) ("The Bushites didn't realize that they had someone with a conscience amongst them.")
"Iran's Khamenei labels Bush 'mad'" (3 June 2008) ("Iran's supreme leader has reaffirmed his country's commitment to a peaceful nuclear programme, while attacking George Bush, the US president, as "mentally ill.'")
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Articles of Impeachment of George Bush (10 June 2008)
Matthew Rothschild, "It’s Conyers’s Time to Act on Impeachment" (The Progressive, 15 June 2008)
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Massachusetts School Of Law, "Law School to Plan Bush War Crimes Prosecution" (17 June 2008) ("This is not intended to be a mere discussion of violations of law that have occurred," said convener Lawrence Velvel, dean and cofounder of the school. "It is, rather, intended to be a planning conference at which plans will be laid and necessary organizational structures set up, to pursue the guilty as long as necessary and, if need be, to the ends of the Earth." "We must try to hold Bush administration leaders accountable in courts of justice," Velvel said. "And we must insist on appropriate punishments, including, if guilt is found, the hangings visited upon top German and Japanese war-criminals in the 1940s.")
Law Prof. Francis A. Boyle, J.D., Ph.D., "On the case against Bush and potential war with Iran" (18 June 2008) ("George W. Bush could be indicted at the state level for murder with malice aforethought . . . According to Boyle, President Bush deceived US soldiers about the reason for sending them to Iraq. Thus, he argues, the 4100 US soldiers who have died in Iraq thus far were murdered. Professor Boyle sees a variety of cases that could be brought and he believes it would take just one indictment . . . .")
"Maj. Gen. Taguba Accuses Bush Administration of War Crimes" (19 June 2008) ("Retired Major General Antonio Taguba, the Army general who first investigated the abuse at Abu Ghraib, has accused the Bush administration of committing war crimes. 'The commander in chief and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture,' Taguba said.")
Nat Hentoff, "The 'W.' Stands for 'War Criminal'" (24 June 2008) (on the recent request for "an immediate investigation with the appointment of a special counsel to determine whether actions taken by the President, his Cabinet, and other Administration officials are in violation of the War Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. 2441) . . . and other U.S. and international laws.")
Linda Milazzo, "Momentum Building For Bugliosi's Case Against George W. Bush For Murder" (27 June 2008; and 29 June 2008)
June Mayer, The Dark Side (2008)
"China Inspired Interrogations at Guantánamo" (2 July 2008) ("Communist interrogation methods that the United States long described as torture became the basis for interrogations both by the military at the base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and by the Central Intelligence Agency.")
Thalif Deen, "UN Envoy Rips US Violations in Iraq, Guantanamo, Afghanistan: Rapporteur condemns rights abuses at home, too" (2 July 2008) ("After a two-week fact-finding tour of US prison and detention facilities, a UN human rights investigator has blasted the administration of President George W. Bush for a rash of shortcomings in the country's flawed justice system and continued violations of the rule of law.")
Rep. Dennis Kucinch, For Signing to Support His Impeachment Bill (22 July 2008)
Fr. Andrew Greeley, "America's Leaders Violated One of the Commandments" (30 July 2008) (Review of June Mayer's book The Dark Side: "June Mayer's carefully documented book The Dark Side demonstrates beyond doubt that the president, the vice president, the director of the CIA and their closest aides are war criminals. They violated international law, they violated American law, and they violated natural law.")
Ron Suskind, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism (2008)
(“Bush allegedly ordered the CIA to forge a handwritten letter from the head of Iraq's intelligence service to Saddam Hussein that purported to link the Iraqi dictator to the ringleader of the hijackers who toppled the Twin Towers on 9/11." And: “The White House ordered the CIA to draft a fake document about supposed ties between former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
with the Al Qaeda network . . . . the falsified letter was to help justify the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003. . . . the Bush administration obtained information from an Iraqi intelligence service stating 'there were no arms of mass destruction in Iraq,' and that Washington knew about it 'with sufficient time to call off the invasion.'”)
Ron Suskind, "The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?" (6 August 2008) ("A secret that has been judiciously kept for five years just spilled out. All of what follows is new, never reported in any way.")
"House Judiciary To Probe Allegations White House Ordered Forged Letter Linking Saddam-Al Qaeda" (12 August 2008)
David Corn, "It Rhymes with Fire: Why can't the press tell the truth about a president who didn't?," vol. 33, Mother Jones (Issue # 5), pp 86-87 (Sep/Oct 2008 [15 Aug 2008]) (cites media awareness to "deride Bush's speech as a collection of misrepresentations. Their consensus was clear: Bush was trying to pull a fast one." But: they won't print what they know, they cite "not a hint of the well-founded skepticism of the paper's own reporters and editors")
Dan Barlow, "Vermont Candidate Backs Prosecution of President Bush For Murder" (The Rutland Herald, 19 September 2008) ("Charlotte Dennett, the Progressive Party candidate for Vermont attorney general, said Thursday that if elected she would prosecute President Bush for murder. . . . As Vermont attorney general, Dennett said she would appoint Bugliosi, who published a book this year called The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,' as a special prosecutor to hold Bush accountable for deaths stemming from the Iraq war."
"Bush admits US economy is collapsing" (25 September 2008) ("government intervention in buying out bankrupt financial institutions is transforming the country into where profits are privatized and losses are socialized. . . .The price of food and oil are going to skyrocket due to hyperinflation. The only way they can possibly pay for all these bailouts is to inflate the money supply. This means hyperinflation in America like you had in Germany in the 1920s. This is what the average American will experience: destitution, poverty, social unrest due to flagrant bank mismanagement - and it could have been avoided. But unfortunately the banks in the USA are run by greedy, insane private marketers and this is the result."
Simon Schama, "Nowhere man: a farewell to Dubya, all-time loser in presidential history" (The Guardian, Monday 3 November 2008)
CNN, "No Handshake for Bush at Summit" (21 November 2008)
Prof. Michael Parenti, Ph.D., "Is Bush A Failure?" (Video) in context of "Who Owns America" (Video), and "Creating The Poor?" (Video)
Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, “Memo to President Obama on Torture” (29 April 2009) (The Iraq "War that would fit the post-WWII Nuremberg Tribunal’s description of a 'war of aggression.' Nuremberg defined such a war as “the supreme international crime, differing from other war crimes only in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” And: "when the torture technique of waterboarding, a practice with antecedents in the Spanish Inquisition, was applied by Japanese troops in WWII to American and British prisoners — Japanese officers were later tried and executed")
"U.N. Threatens Prosecution of Rumsfeld, Bush Over Gitmo" (3 June 2009) ("'Judicially speaking, the United States has a clear obligation'" to bring proceedings against Bush and Rumsfeld, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak said, in remarks broadcast on Germany's ZDF television. He noted Washington had ratified the UN convention on torture which required "all means, particularly penal law" to be used to bring proceedings against those violating it.")
Ray McGovern, "Could Dick Cheney Go to Prison?" (Consortium News, 18 July 2009) ("Cheney is . . . fearing that, if our system of justice works, he could be in for some serious, uncommuted jail time. . . . the former vice president has also reminded us all that President Bush was the 'decider.' That unusual word . . . could be the kiss of death -- for Bush, as well as for Dick Cheney.")
Lawyers against the War (LAW), "Request that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Tony Blair be barred from Canada" (September 2009) ("Courts in Canada and the U.S. have confirmed the involvement of the Bush administration in war crimes." Wherefore, this requests that they "be barred from entering Canada in accordance with the inadmissibility provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provisions that bar entry to foreign nationals suspected of human or international rights violations.")
Ronald Brownstein, "Closing The Book On The Bush Legacy" (The Atlantic, 11 September 2009) ("Thursday's annual Census Bureau report on income, poverty and access to health care-the Bureau's principal report card on the well-being of average Americans-closes the books on the economic record of George W. Bush. . . . On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush's two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income declined, poverty increased, childhood poverty increased even more, and the number of Americans without health insurance spiked. By contrast, the country's condition improved on each of those measures during Bill Clinton's two terms, often substantially.")
Prof. Michael Parenti, Ph.D., "Is Bush A Failure?" (Video) (provides an opposing view, i.e., that Bush did the above not accidentally, but intentionally intended the above-cited harm to Middle America)
Chuck Baldwin, "The Bush-Obama War" (8 December 2009)
Jonathan Turley, "Pride in His Work: Rove Publicly Rejoices in the Use of Torture" (BBC, 12 March 2010)
Andrew Sullivan, "Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld Knew They Were Innocent" (12 April 2010)
("Lawrence Wilkerson, former secretary of state Colin Powell's chief of staff, is the man putting the record straight. . . . . Another part of the . . . dilemma originated in the Office of Vice President Richard B. Cheney, whose position could be summed up as 'the end justifies the means', and who had absolutely no concern that the vast majority of Guanta´namo detainees were innocent, or that there was a lack of any useable evidence for the great majority of them. If hundreds of innocent individuals had to suffer in order to detain a handful of hardcore terrorists, so be it.")
P. M. Carpenter, "Behind the Mask of the Tea Party Movement" (23 April 2010)
Carl F. Worden, "If being Christian were a crime..." (13 October 2010) ("there wouldn't be enough evidence to convict George W. Bush.")
"ElBaradei suggests war crimes probe of Bush team" (AP, 22 April 2011) ("Former chief U.N. nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei suggests in a new memoir that Bush administration officials should face international criminal investigation for the 'shame of a needless war' in Iraq.")
"E Baradei urges ICC trial of Bush" (23 April 2011) ("Former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei says former US President George W. Bush and his administration's officials should be put on trial in the "International Criminal Court" (ICC) for waging war on Iraq.")
"Symbolic 'war crimes' tribunal to try Bush, Blair" (15 November 2011) ("Malaysian-led activists will hold a symbolic trial this month for former President George W. Bush and British ex-leader Tony Blair on charges of committing crimes against peace in the Iraq war, the event's organizers said Tuesday. The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal is an initiative of Malaysia's retired Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who staunchly opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. The tribunal will convene a four-day public hearing starting Saturday to determine whether Bush and Blair committed crimes against peace and violated international law in the Iraq invasion, said Malaysian lawyer Yaacob Hussain Marican. . . . Francis Boyle [J.D., Ph.D.], an American international law professor based in Illinois, will be among the prosecutors at the hearing, which follows two years of investigations by a Malaysian peace foundation founded by Mahathir that looked into complaints by people affected by the Iraqi war.
The effort is modeled after a 1967 Vietnam war crimes panel convened in Sweden and Denmark.")
"Bush, Blair Found Guilty of War Crimes" (23 November 2011) ("A War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia has found former US President [sic] George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair guilty of war crimes for their roles in the Iraq war, Press TV reports. The five-panel Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal decided that Bush and Blair committed genocide and crimes against humanity by leading the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a Press TV correspondent reported on Tuesday. The Malaysian tribunal judges ruled that the decision to wage war against Iraq by the two former heads of government was a flagrant abuse of law and an act of aggression that led to large-scale massacres of the Iraqi people. . . . In their ruling, the tribunal judges also stated that the US, under the leadership of Bush, fabricated documents to make it appear that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. However, the world later learned that the former Iraqi regime did not possess WMDs and that the US and British leaders knew this all along. Over one million Iraqis were killed during the invasion, according to the California-based investigative organization Project Censored.")
“Bush Found Guilty of War Crimes in Malaysia” (11 May 2012) (“the former US President and seven key members of his administration were today (Friday) found guilty of war crimes. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia. . . . At the end of the week-long hearing, the five-panel tribunal unanimously delivered guilty verdicts against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their key legal advisors who were all convicted as war criminals for torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. . . . [Prof. Francis Boyle, J.D., Ph.D.], then referenced the Nuremberg Charter which was used as the format for the tribunal when asked about the credibility of the initiative in Malaysia. He quoted: 'Leaders, organizers, instigators and accomplices participating in the formulation or execution of a common plan or conspiracy to commit war crimes are responsible for all acts performed by any person in execution of such a plan.' . . . the testimony of all the witnesses exposed a sustained perpetration of brutal, barbaric, cruel and dehumanising course of conduct against them. These acts of crimes were applied cumulatively to inflict the worst possible pain and suffering, said lawyers. . . . the accused persons, former President George Bush and his co-conspirators engaged in a web of instructions, memos, directives, legal advice and action that established a common plan and purpose, joint enterprise and/or conspiracy to commit the crimes of Torture and War Crimes. . . . these are universal crimes for which there is a responsibility upon nations to institute prosecutions if any of these Accused persons may enter their jurisdictions.'”
“Bush, Blair must stand trial for war crimes: Tutu” (3 September 2012) (“'The immorality of the United States and Great Britain's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, premised on the lie that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history,'" Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote in an article in The Observer on Sunday.”) (See also The Guardian.)
See a pertinent 2013 case, “Genocide in Guatemala: The Conviction of [President] Efrain Rios Montt” (15 May 2013). The court ruled that he, as a political leader, “was aware of everything that was happening, and did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it,” referring, for example, to some 1,700 deaths caused 30 years before, in the 1982-1983 period. His defense (“I never authorised it, I never signed, I never proposed, I never ordered that race, ethnicity or religion to be attacked. I never did it!”) did not prevail since "despite having the power to stop it,” he “did not stop it.” He did not exercise "foresight and vigilance."
See also Steve Weissman, “Indicting Reagan, Israel, and the God Squads in the Guatemalan Holocaust” (14 May 2013) (describes the importance of following the evidence developed at Montt's trial, and holding accountable all of the “never indicted foreign co-conspirators,” who were complicit in the Mayan holocaust in Guatemala).
“Bush's Fourth Term” (Summer 2013)
Prof. David Ray Griffin, “Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?” (11 September 2013) (16 aspects refuting the Bush claims on 9/11)
David Edwards, “Pat Robertson unloads on Bush for latest Iraq crisis: ‘We were sold a bill of goods!’” (16 June 2014) (“we should never have gone into that country!”)
Robert Sheer, “Up Close and Personal With George W. Bush's Horrifying Legacy”
(18 June 2014) (“The Iraq disaster remains George W. Bush’s enduring folly, and the Republican attempt to shift the blame to the Obama presidency is obscene nonsense. This was, and will always be, viewed properly as Bush’s quagmire, a murderous killing field based on blatant lies.”)
|"At cabinet meetings, [former Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, M.P.A.] says [George Bush] was "like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection," forcing top officials to act "on little more than hunches about what the president might think."
"This is what O'Neill says happened at his first hour-long, one-on-one meeting with Mr. Bush: “I went in with a long list of things to talk about, and I thought to engage on and as the book says, I was surprised that it turned out me talking, and the president just listening … As I recall, it was mostly a monologue.”
"He also says that President Bush was disengaged, at least on domestic issues, and that disturbed him."--CBS 60 Minutes Interview With Ex-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill (11 Jan 2004).
Such symptoms of disconnectedness from reality are typical in "Dry Drunk Syndrome" (see above-cited links) and early Alzheimers. Recall the in-office symptoms of Ronald Reagan, now known to have a full-blown case of Alzheimers.
These are additional examples of “how disease . . . has frequently changed the course of civilization.” See the concept cited by Frederick F. Cartwright (medical historian) and Michael D. Biddiss (history professor, Cambridge), Disease and History (New York: Dorset Press, 1972).
See also data by Jonathan R. T. Davidson, MD; Kathryn M. Connor, MD; and Marvin Swartz, MD, "Mental Illness In U.S. Presidents Between 1776 and 1974: A Review of Biographical Sources," Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease 194 (#1): 47-51, January 2006.
As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of Tom and Daisy Buchanan, "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let [left it to] other people [to] clean up the mess they had made."
The "Big Lie" technique is effective. The "Big Lie" (Bush-Cheney, et al., pretending Iraq was behind 9-11) is believed by millions of Americans! This is despite the fact that no Iraqis were involved, but Saudi Arabians! under Osama bin Laden leadership from Afghanistan. And like wars generally, the invasion of Iraq was economic, for oil. However, as politicians are loath to concede such motive, a "Big Lie" of some high-sounding motive is told the generally gullible public.
James Moore, Bush's War for Reelection (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004), “goes inside the White House and the Pentagon to show how the [Iraq War] was a Bush goal before 9/11—and how 9/11 became the justification [pretext, and citing] the unprecedented efforts by the Bush administration to suppress and distort intelligence, amd withhold the truth from the American people.” Moore cites “a Lieutenant Colonel from the Texas Air National Guard who claims to have witnessed 'embarrasssments' being removed from the Guard records of President Bush.” Moore “exposes the fibs and half-truths, ranging from Bush's disappearing act during his stint in the Texas Air National Guard, to the doctored intelligence reports that the Bush Administration used to justify [as a pretext for] invading Iraq.”
See also the book by Elizabeth de la Vega (former federal prosecutor), United States v. George W. Bush et al. (Seven Stories Press, 1 Dec 2006) which "argues a case before a hypothetical federal grand jury with the intent of indicting Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Powell for fraud in their selling of the Iraq war . . . Even aside from the legal details, the book is useful for its clear-headed, succinct detailing of the propaganda effort." See also background from her interview, and sample 'testimony.'
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Alternative 9-11 Analyses
“Those who refuse to examine the [tobacco] evidence are, unquestionably, enemies of the human race—consequently enemies of God,” says Dr. Charles G. Pease, M.D., Correspondence on Smoking (New York: Restoration Pub. Co., 1929), p 16.
A Southerner, a guy who won't condemn putting coumarin, for rat poison, in tobacco, is saying in effect, 'he won't oppose Confederate revenge directed against Americans.' Can we call that "aiding and abetting, accessory"?
“To include all that is designated as atheism, it is necessary to distinguish between theoretical atheism and practical atheism. Theoretical atheism, is the denial, in principle, that there is a god. . . . Practical atheism, on the contrary, is not limited to the intelligentsia, but represents the working [life-style] philosophy of large numbers of men [people]. Practical atheism is the denial, in practice [life-style], that there is a god [with laws]. For such a philosophy, the question of the existence of God [His laws] is irrelevant to the meaning of life and the decisions of human existence,” says “Atheism," Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 2 (1963), p 667.
"By their fruits ye know them." Matthew 7:16. In view of George Bush's actual beliefs, as shown by his behavior, his life-style, his policies and practices, it is clear that George Bush is an atheist. His claims of of religiosity and faith-based belief are a sham invented for purposes of getting elected to office.
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