For Vincent Bugliosi, one of America's foremost prosecutors and authors, George W. Bush's purposeful crime of misleading America into war is a vile, despicable and prosecutable act. It angers Bugliosi deeply. So much so that he's written a new book, "The Prosecution Of George W. Bush For Murder." To be clear, this is not a partisan effort. Not Republican v. Democrat or an assault on political ideology. It's a legally binding and provable case for murder, that Bugliosi - an American patriot - would bring against any president regardless of any and all affiliation. In Vincent Bugliosi's own words:
"I want to state that in writing this book my motivation was not political. Whether I'm giving a final summation to the jury or writing one of my true crime books, credibility has always meant everything to me. Therefore, my only master - my only mistress - are the facts and objectivity. And this is why I can give you a 100% guarantee that if a Democratic president had done what George W. Bush did, I would have written the same exact book."It was obvious from his heartfelt delivery and palpable anger, that Bugliosi was telling the truth. The actions of George W. Bush have enraged him. Were Bush a Democrat, Bugliosi's wrath would have been the same. First and foremost Bugliosi is a patriot, seeking justice for his nation - which will come in the form of a conviction.
Bugliosi's presentation blew the roof off the venue at the Los Angeles' Great Mind series, hosted by Progressive Democrats of America, and co-sponsored by CODEPINK, LAProgressive.com and several other grassroots groups. Bugliosi held the audience spellbound as he guided it down the twisted path of Bush's hedonism and criminality. In true prosecutorial style, this master of law made his audience believe - and understand - that George Bush was guilty of murder. True, the audience was principally progressive and already on Bugliosi's side. Nonetheless, the evidence was overwhelming that Bush took this nation to war knowing there were NO weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And despite the thousands upon thousands of deaths that he caused, George Bush wasn't bothered in the least. In fact, while young Americans and Iraqis were dying, George Bush was having fun. Bugliosi describes it this way:
"There's no way to dispute it. The evidence is overwhelming that throughout the hell on earth that George Bush created in Iraq with over 100,000 people dying horrible, violent deaths and hundreds of thousands of their survivors crying out hysterically and having nightmares over what happened to their loved ones, George Bush smiled - smiled through it all. In fact you can look at a photograph of George Bush with 6 or 7 people in it smiling. And who's got the biggest smile on his face? George Bush! The evidence is very clear that while young American soldiers - 18 and 19 year old kids - who never had a chance to live out their dreams - were being blown to pieces by road side bombs in Iraq, George Bush was having a lot of fun and enjoying life to the fullest. I'm talking about running, bicycling, joking with friends, slapping backs, dancing and swirling his hips like Elvis... almost always seeming to be in the very best of spirits. Oh I know the White House press people say he takes the loss of American lives hard and he suffers - but that's just pure moonshine!... Suffering on one hand and having fun, joking around and enjoying life on the other, ARE SIMPLY INCOMPATIBLE."
The audience, mainly comprised of American patriots angry at Congress for not impeaching Bush, erupted in a thunderous, albeit bittersweet response - messaging to Bugliosi that his observations were shared. Seated in the audience were many attorneys - each in possession of a newly purchased book that they fanned furiously from footnote to text as they followed Bugliosi along. To say this audience was riveted is an understatement. In a nation demoralized by an unconstrained President and a spineless constrained Congress, Vincent Bugliosi offers the promise and potential for the justice that Congress failed to provide. The momentum is building.
Two weeks ago when I interviewed Bugliosi at his home in California, he told me he'd just gotten off the phone with an unnamed State Attorney General who'd called to inquire about the basis for his case against Bush. Interest from the legal and government communities had begun. Since that time, it has grown significantly stronger. In the following clip, Vince describes his recent conversation with an unnamed conservative Republican Congressman, who after listening to the audio of Vince's book, tells Vince he has come to believe that Congress was misled into war:
In the next clip, we witness an exchange between Vince and an audience member in which Vince reveals his recent conversation with Congressman John Conyers and Conyers' support for Vince. For the record, Congressman Conyers, we all support what Vince is doing!! We wish we could say the same for you!
Of course, Vince did have his share of challenges last night as fellow attorneys took him on. Several lively exchanges occurred - but in each situation the challenging attorney publicly committed to working with Vince to move Bush's prosecution along. Here's a clip of Los Angeles attorney Peter Thottam engaging in a little lawyerly love. I've titled it: "Pinocchio Revealed." You'll figure it out, I'm sure...
Thankfully, as you will see, Vince and Peter have a meeting of minds - and Pinocchio- I mean Peter - graciously agrees to come on board. Thank you, Peter!! And thank you, Vince, for showing what a great prosecutor you are and for being so gentle with Peter!
Finally, as I reported in my first article on Vince Bugliosi's new book, The Prosecution Of George W. Bush For Murder, click here corporate media - which Vince refers to as mainstream or national media - has completely blacked out the book. There is a bright side however, in that Vince believes a major newspaper may soon feature an article stating the book should not be blacked out! In any event, the patriotic blogosphere continues to push Vince's book up the list just as it did with Jeremy Scahill's "Blackwater." As Vince says in the following clip, the book is now at #12 on the New York Times Bestseller list - thanks to all of YOU! Here's the clip of Vince describing his experience with a frightened, spineless - in his words, "mainstream media.":
We're on our way to #1. Buy the book. Justice is on the way!! Thanks to you Vincent Bugliosi - and to your fabulous wife and partner, Gail!!
A huge and heartfelt thank you to Dennis Whipple for allowing me to take his beautifully shot full length video, cut it into little clips, and rebroadcast it in much poorer quality. Dennis - you're a patriot and a hero!! firstname.lastname@example.org
(This Vincent Bugliosi event - which is part of the Great Mind series in Los Angeles - will be televised on CSPAN. Watch your CSPAN schedule for when it will air.)