Vincent Bugliosi talks about prosecuting George Bush and his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
S&R: Will the next president have any say in the prosecution of George Bush?
VB: No, he doesn’t have any say in it at all. The attorney general on his own can institute legal proceedings against Bush. But a pretty powerful way is for Congress to send what they call a criminal referral over to the attorney general.
S&R: That was probably in your book. I just forgot.
VB: No, I didn’t talk about criminal referral in my book because the most likely way is not by way of a criminal referral. But here’s an example. You know about the Mitchell hearings and Roger Clemens. They were talking about the possibility of a criminal referral from Congress to the attorney general. And that’s still a possibility.
If they make a criminal referral that doesn’t mean the attorney general has to investigate. But certainly it carries more weight coming from Congress than from a private citizen. Congress is spineless. They’re not going to do that.
Anyway neither of these things is necessary and they’re not the typical way. Usually when the attorney general brings a case, it’s not because it has been referred to him by Congress. The typical way is just that he’s the attorney general, a crime has been committed in the US, and he finds out about it. 99% of their cases happen that way.
The most likely way that Bush will end up in court after he leaves the presidency would be either a state attorney general or a district attorney. Of those two, the most likely is some D.A. in some county in this country.
But on a state level, I’ve established jurisdiction for the attorney general in each of the 50 states, plus the approximately 950 district attorneys in counties within those states. To prosecute Bush for the murder of a soldier or soldiers from their state or county who died fighting Bush’s war.
That’s 1,000 prosecutors. My position is that though there may not be a high probability, as a direct result of this book, there’s a substantial possibility that Bush may end up in an American courtroom being prosecuted for murder. There’s no statute of limitations for the crime of murder. Before Bush passes on, there will have been 15 to 20,000 prosecutors out there.
There may be some law student who heard me on the radio or read the book who’s saying to himself, “When I get out of law school, I’m going to become a D.A. or state attorney general and I’m going to bring charges against Bush.” Pinochet down in Chile? 33 years later they brought murder charges. His death aborted the process.
I’ll give you something a little closer to home. There’s a lawyer back east who said a couple of weeks ago, “Mr. Bugliosi, I read your book. We haven’t lost any citizens from my county in the war in Iraq, but if we lose a soldier, I’m going to run for D.A. in the county. If I win, I’m going to prosecute Bush.”
The reason I’m telling you this story is to show you there’s a lot of people out there that someday can prosecute George Bush. I think I said in the book if I achieve nothing else — and I certainly want to achieve much more because I won’t be happy until I see him in a courtroom being prosecuted for murder.
If I achieve nothing else, I want him to know for the rest of his life that any give day, some aide on his ranch might tap him on the shoulder and say, “Mr. President, there’s this prosecutor up in Fargo, North Dakota, sir, he’s prosecuting you for murder. And we’re due in Fargo at 10 a.m. Tuesday for your arraignment.” I want to put that thought in his mind. This guy has gotten away with murder.
The thing that has angered me beyond all belief is that he’s enjoyed himself throughout the entire period, had a lot of fun. How this guy can be enjoying himself when young kids are being blown to pieces by roadside bombing. . . what kind of human monster is this? It’s just mind-boggling.
For more on Bush & Co.’s crimes, see. . .
The 935 lies of George Bush (and friends) by Martin Bosworth
Mission accomplished, part deux by Dr. Slammy
Bush golfing again, says “long nat’l nightmare” over by Brad Jacobson
Categories: Politics/Law/Government, War/Security, World
ha..I like THAT idea… interesting point. There are enough people fed up with him who do not step in line with the neocon agenda so who knows..
however, it is quite the task as Bush has got a lot of money and monied interests behind him.. I mean, that’s the only reason that he got into politics; he’s just a puppet in my opinion and others do share the blame..
LISTEN to what Bugliosi is saying; parse it carefully, digest it, understand it. He is laying out, for freedom’s sake, the bulletproof prosecution case against criminality in the present administration. He is offering his unique talent and prestige to serve a prosecution. His premises are carefully chosen, not documentary: just what is necessary to achieve conviction, without extraneous emotional and unsubstantiated venting. The few premises of this prosecution, properly understood, would bring Bush, Cheney AND McCAIN crashing down into well earned ignominy.
Right now he is a “voice crying in the wilderness which no man heeds.” He’s taking that squarely on the chin, no whining or self-pity, no excuses. And he’s NOT QUITTING. If that isn’t leadership, I don’t know what is. The American Revolution itself, and the founding of this nation in principles under God, occurred exactly when and because no greater voice nor great percentage of colonists than support Bugliosi now, stood up to bogus, intolerable authority, and money, and the British navy, and all the rest of it.
Critical times call forth great heroes. Bugliosi is one such hero. Are there any others? If yes, speak out. Media and the internet cannot silence you or blot you out IF you BECOME the news, IF you take to the street, IF you hammer the liars in Carl Rove’s sweatshop. You do NOT have to do the heavy, almost impossible work of putting Bush et al in jail; Bugliosi et al WILL DO THAT FOR YOU. You DO need to sound off in blogs like this, in letters to hometown editors, in events and demonstrations which GARNER PUBLICITY. You DO need to get America TALKING about what “they” are suppressing, what “they” don’t want any significant number of organized Americans to shout in the streets. John McCain is OVER if necessary attention is directed by politicians and citizens to Bugliosi’s book. We already HAVE our answer to Corsi’s noxious “Obama Nation.” Let us set a goal for ourselves and America. Let US get Bugliosi’s book up to #1 on the Best Seller List, and knock out Corsi’s well-planned political slanders. Beat the devil at his own game with his own tools. We DID it in the ’60s. They have eroded and divided us over 40 years. We MUST DO IT AGAIN — NOW . . . not tomorrow, not next week, not after Obama says something or nothing . . . NOW.