Richard M. Nixon, a president with imperial conquests of his own, once stated in 1973 that he failed to notice the 400,000 plus protesters outside the Whitehouse while he watched a ball game. Arrogance and an infallible belief that he was beyond the reach of not only those patriotic citizen's redresses and grievances but the laws of this nation proved his political demise. Thirteen months later, amid lies, spying and scandal, Nixon resigned in order to stave off an inevitable impeachment that had already begun in the House Judiciary Committee.
Thirty years later, in a repeat of an imperial presidency, this time run amuck on steroidal injections of self-aggrandizing megalomania, George W. Bush has taken the idea of a tyrannical despot at the helm of the Executive Branch to dizzying heights and abject lows in America in the 21st century. Bush is not merely a President seeking to increase the muscle of the presidency; Bush's defacto administration has all but neutered Congress, usurped civil rights at a breath-taking pace, and without a shred of credible evidence, lied his country in to war. Now that 2700 American soldiers are dead, 20,000 wounded and 100,000 plus Iraqi civilians has been slaughtered, Americans want to know why and what we can do about this appalling blight on our nations history and leadership.
Considering the Bush administration's assault on our civil rights, the Constitution itself, American principles as we know it and rampant republican cronyism, there is no shortage of books to read that outline the worst Presidency in American history. In fact, there is a literal litany of them to read and depress one's self over it all. The problem with such a plethora to pick from is you can't read them all and many of them are either too dry, histrionic or too full of legal blather to bother with.
Enter David Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky and their book, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office. Mr. Lindorff is a thirty-year veteran of journalism and Ms. Olshansky, an attorney, is the Director Counsel for The Center for Constitutional Rights. Together they achieve what few other books can on this subject can, mainly a lucid argument for removing the Bush cartel without boring the reader to death or burying them in lawyer lingo. Blending a mixture of just enough pragmatic history, clear-cut evidence and easy-to-understand legal language, the authors present a damaging case that clocks in under 275 pages, including the index and ample supporting documents.
After reading this all-important book that mitigates any remaining doubt as to why Bush should not be impeached, the overwhelming sentiment that most readers will walk away with is searing, seething anger. Angry at Bush, angry with Congress, and angry with ourselves as a nation for being so gullible. The book is charged with six impeachment articles of tenable and irrefutable evidence that Bush personifies exactly what the framers had in mind when they included article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, which spells out the impeachment mechanism. Interlaced is a minor narration lesson on why impeachment is healthy to a democracy and damning, empirical evidence that illustrates the massive deceit and nefarious deeds of our 43rd President.
Whether you need to wrap your mind around the cornucopia of criminality by Bush, or find a friend or family member still in denial and needs help grasping the grisly, grim truth about "Dubya", this book does the trick in just ten easy chapters. While the Internet, through grassroots efforts, has given rise to a thunderous cry for Bush's removal, The Case for Impeachment, gives a mainstream voice to a venal, virulent presidency and a deep demand for the people-powered recall of a would-be dictator.
This book is more than a legal case supposition; it's an indictment, supporting evidence and a closing statement that would convince any jury to return a verdict of guilty in the first degree! If you read only one book on why George Bush has trespassed against this nation, trampled our rights, freedoms and rule of law, this book is it! The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office can be purchased through Amazon.com or through David Lindorff's website, http://www.thiscantbehappening.net.