Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law, Plotted to Avoid Prosecution, and What We Can Do about It

Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law, Plotted to Avoid Prosecution, and What We Can Do about It

Elizabeth Holtzman, Cynthia Cooper


regardless of the numerous misdeeds of and abuses of legal legislation by means of the Bush management, there was no accountability. Former U.S. consultant Elizabeth Holtzman pairs with legal professional and journalist Cynthia L. Cooper to provide an explanation for why we can’t “just circulation on.” They lay naked how the Bush-Cheney management broke a large number of legislation and betrayed American values, and precisely why and accurately how we, the folk, needs to deliver them to justice for his or her crimes, their cover-ups, and their deceit.
 
subsidized by means of robust proof gleaned from “astounding”* examine, Holtzman and Cooper argue that the Bush management not just violated numerous U.S. legislation but in addition changed many legislation to flee prosecution for his or her crimes later. The authors show how a failure to carry George W. Bush and Dick Cheney liable may set a perilous precedent for the long run management of America.
 
Bush and Cheney deceived Congress and the folk to force us right into a battle in Iraq; they claimed the fitting to wiretap illegally and to listen in on voters; and so they licensed torture, upending legislation and breaching foreign treaty duties. but, either Bush and Cheney are boldly unabashed approximately their offenses. In his memoir, President Bush makes no apologies for his selection to begin a warfare in Iraq, notwithstanding no guns of mass destruction, the ostensible reason behind the struggle, have been stumbled on there. And as soon as out of place of work, Bush proudly acknowledged, “Damn right,” approximately his approval of waterboarding, a transparent violation of the Geneva Conventions and U.S. legislation. contemporary revelations concerning the quantity and intensity in their crimes, catalogued intimately the following, make the necessity for responsibility imperative.
 
As a member of Congress and a part of the committee that investigated and held hearings at the behavior of President Richard Nixon within the Watergate scandal, Elizabeth Holtzman condemns Bush’s adoption of Nixon’s declare that he acted within the curiosity of nationwide safeguard. utilizing Watergate-era reforms as a version, Holtzman info the stairs essential to undo the wear that the Bush-Cheney management inflicted and explains how we will identify new protections to dam destiny presidents from equally abusing the legislations. Cheating Justice is not just a choice to empower the yank humans, and an organization insistence that the nation’s leaders should not above the legislation; it's also a blueprint by way of one in every of America’s most sensible felony minds for bringing Bush to justice and conserving the way forward for our democracy. 

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