THE PEOPLE v. BUSH & Company
News From The Underground
By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
That small group of people in the United States attuned to the ever-evolving sounds and gyrations coming out of both Washington, D.C. and the country’s heartland are becoming keenly aware that something new is amidst the land of the free and brave. Of late, there is a new elemental sense at play across the country. Occasionally, through the billowing dust of social and economic turmoil and misery there is spotted a rough beast of sorts plodding across the landscape toward the general populace; a previously unseen harbinger of forthright principles and convictions strongly laced with courage and perseverance. Last week, master political observer and analyst Brent Budowsky remarked on the same when he wrote, “The battle in truth has only begun. On many of our great issues we stand with the center of America. Our numbers are huge, our potential is unlimited.” Budowsky is spot on.
With a little bit of luck, maybe, just maybe, a woman named Charlotte Dennett may end up riding the crest of the approaching wave of conviction that may push an old and new generation of fed-up Americans toward affecting real change across the nation. Who is Dennett? And what is her message in these times of mixed-messages and all around turmoil?
The best answers to these questions, and more, can de discovered in a new book intriguingly entitled, The People v. Bush. The book is the remarkable story, told in her own words, of attorney Charlotte Dennett’s fight to bring President George W. Bush to justice for his crimes while in office and the “national grassroots movement” she encountered along the way.
In her valiant campaign to bring Bush to justice, Dennett’s central objective was to hold the president and his gaggle of cohorts, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and all the neo-stooges at the Pentagon and State Department, criminally accountable for their actions while in office. How many young American men and women gave their lives for the charade Bush and company played out? How many American men and women returned home from a needless war seriously damaged and disabled and disillusioned by an action that in many ways was a sick pantomime of corporate greed and self-aggrandizement? How many nameless people have been tortured, murdered, and rendered invisible because of an illegal war manufactured out of the alchemy of lies and manipulation? How many billions of precious taxpayer dollars have been wasted and looted because of this illegal war?
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Book Review: "The People v. Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the Way"
Politics: The Next Generation
Friday, April 23, 2010
It takes a certain amount of guts to advocate the criminal prosecution of a president, even one so seemingly universally despised as George W. Bush. And as far as making it a major part of a campaign for state attorney general . . . well, the only thing behind that idea is insanity, right? Wrong.
Charlotte Dennett, a lawyer, writer, and Progressive party member in Vermont, did exactly that during the 2008 elections, turning conventional wisdom on its head and flabbergasting the mainstream media. Her book, "The People v. Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the Way" is a chronicle of her campaign and the lessons she learned from it. At the same time, she draws on the work of former federal prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi in order to provide the legal framework behind the idea of prosecuting George Bush for murder…
It doesn't matter if you agree with the prosecution of Bush or not, this is a valuable book to read. It is a call for the accountability that has been absent from Washington for too long. Dennett combines a fun, relatable style with sober legal reasoning and pages of valuable information on how to get involved with grassroots political movements all across the country. It's an inspiring story, and one that should be relevant to seasoned politicians and young activists alike.
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