We've read over and over about how Bush is guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, unwarranted domestic spying, graft, election fraud, and on and on. Most of us believe he had a hand in 9/11 on some level. Yet, they won't impeach him. We've read that people have asked the Chief of Police of Washington, DC, to arrest him for murder (like a movie), but they won't impeach him. The people are desperate for a sign of morality. Regardless, Pelosi and Conyers and the others (remove them all) stand in the way of impeaching and removing George W. Bush, who shouldn't even be in the office since he got it via election fraud (along with his corrupt brother, Jeb, disenfranchising some 20,000 legitimate Black voters in Florida in the 2000 election).

Well now comes Vincent Bugliosi, author and prosecuting attorney, never lost a murder trial, prosecuted Charles Manson, speaking on Democracy Now, June 13, 2008, about bringing George W. Bush to trial for first degree murder:

In George Bush's first speech to the nation on Iraq and Saddam Hussein, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 7, 2002, he told the nation that Hussein was a great danger to America either by his attacking us with his weapons of mass destruction or giving those weapons to some terrorist group to attack us. And he said this attack could happen, quote, "on any given day," meaning the threat was imminent.

Unfortunately for George Bush—and I don't know how he could get around this at his trial—on October the 1st, six days earlier, the CIA sent George Bush its 2002 National Intelligence Estimate, a report from sixteen US intelligence agencies—there's a strong sound in my ear here, there's a big rattling sound here. Anyway, he was sent this report representing the consensus opinion of all sixteen US intelligence agencies on the issue of whether Hussein was an imminent threat to the security of this country. There's a lot of noise in my left ear, a constant rattle; if you can get rid of it, I'd appreciate it. And—well, it's not stopping. And on page eight of this ninety-one-page report, page eight, it clearly and unequivocally says—and, by the way, what I'm about to tell you, to my knowledge, has never appeared in any national newspaper or magazine in America; it may have, but to my knowledge, I've never heard this said before in any of the major magazines or newspapers of America. Page nine—page eight, ninety-one-page report, clearly and unequivocally says that Hussein was not an imminent threat to the security of this country, that he would only be a threat if he feared that America was about to attack him. In other words, he would only be a threat if he was forced to fight in self-defense.

So we know—not "think," but we know—that when George Bush told the nation on the evening of October the 7th, 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio, that Hussein was an imminent threat to the security of this country, he was telling millions of unsuspecting Americans the exact opposite of what his own CIA was telling him. So if we had nothing else at all, this alone shows us that he took this nation to war on a lie, and therefore, all of the killings in Iraq of American soldiers became unlawful killings and therefore murder.

But it gets worse. October 4th, three days after the October 1st classified top-secret report, Bush and his people had the CIA issue an unclassified summary version of the October 1st classified report, so that this report could be issued to the American people and to Congress. And this report came to be known as the "White Paper." And in this White Paper, the conclusion of US intelligence that Hussein was not an imminent threat to the security of this country was completely deleted from the White Paper. Every single one of these all-important words were taken out. ...

I'll touch upon another piece of evidence. January 31st, 2005—2003—by the way, you've all heard of the Downing Street memo, got a lot of attention. If I prosecuted Bush, that would be a very insignificant part of the case, because it's ambiguous. This is the Manning memo that seems to have gone over the head of everyone. It's a hundred times more important than the Downing Street memo. January 31st, 2003, George Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair met in the Oval Office with six of their top aides, including Condoleezza Rice, the National Security Adviser for Bush, and Blair's chief foreign policy adviser, David Manning. Now, two months later, they go to war, because they say Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and they had to go in there and disarm Hussein and these weapons of mass destruction.

After the meeting, Manning prepares a five-page memo stamped "extremely sensitive," in which he summarizes what was said at the meeting. And Manning writes that Bush and Blair expressed their doubts that any weapons of mass destruction would ever be found in Iraq, although two months later they went there because they said they had the weapons and we had to disarm them. But it gets much, much, much worse. Manning wrote that Bush was so worried, so upset, over the failure of the UN inspectors to find weapons of mass destruction, that he talked about three ways to, quote, "provoke a confrontation with Hussein," one of which, Bush said, was to, quote, "fly U2 aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, over Iraq, falsely painted in United Nations colors," and Bush said if Hussein fires upon them, this will be a breach of UN resolutions and justify war.

So here we have George Bush telling the American people, telling the world, that Hussein was an imminent threat to the security of this country, so we had to strike first in self-defense, but behind closed doors, this very small man was talking about how to provoke Hussein into a war. The very last person in the world that someone acting in self-defense would try to provoke is a person who he's in deathly fear of, the person who's about to kill him. If George Bush actually believed that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, which was the main reason he went to war, the very thought of provoking Hussein into a war obviously would never, ever, ever have entered his mind.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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