Bush broke more laws on some single days than some of his predecessors
did in their entire terms in office. January 31, 2003, stands out in my mind. That
was when Bush met with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the White House
and proposed possible ways to provoke Saddam Hussein into an attack, which
included the painting of US airplanes with United Nations colors and trying to
get them shot at. Bush also proposed assassinating Hussein. He also promised
Blair that he would try to get the United Nations to legalize the coming invasion,
the same day the National Security Agency (NSA) launched a campaign to bug
the phones and emails of key members of the U.N. Security Council.
What’s more depressing…that awful things were done…or that we all know that they were, but just shrug our shoulders, ask to “move on” and try to forget? When Bush is gone, I suspect he will be allowed to be respected in a manner that does not befit the damage he has done. He will not reap what he has sown, but rather will join the board of Halliburton ( as Cheney’s VP) and get a nice fat pension.
Read about the alternative: “The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush “, available for free download [pdf] or as a bound volume. Written by a Congressman, no less, and a fine addition to any library…