Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney

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"They can say that Homeland Security and FEMA are on the job, but New Orleans proves them wrong. They can claim they're winning the war on terror and the war in Iraq, but everyday the facts belie their claims. They can assure us that they're protecting our civil liberties and doing everything by the book, but nearly every week brings fresh revelations of their lawbreaking." -from the Conclusion

In the face of the extraordinary and unprecedented threat the White House and its allies present to civil liberties, ...

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Overview

"They can say that Homeland Security and FEMA are on the job, but New Orleans proves them wrong. They can claim they're winning the war on terror and the war in Iraq, but everyday the facts belie their claims. They can assure us that they're protecting our civil liberties and doing everything by the book, but nearly every week brings fresh revelations of their lawbreaking." -from the Conclusion

In the face of the extraordinary and unprecedented threat the White House and its allies present to civil liberties, civil rights, the Constitution, international law, and the future of the planet, this persuasive collection makes the case that a drastically different political dynamic must be created right now.

Impeach the President is a comprehensive analysis of a criminal administration. It unearths the stories behind voter fraud in 2000 and 2004, the overt lies used to justify pre-emptive war on Iraq, the extensive, ongoing commission of war crimes and torture, the tragic failures in the lead-up to and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and lesser-known but equally alarming offences of propaganda and disinformation, illegal spying, environmental destruction, and the violation of the separation of church and state. Loo and Phillips chillingly reveal the full threat behind the radical right-wing force that has taken over the most powerful office in the world.

The collection includes a striking introduction by Howard Zinn and contributions from Dennis Loo, Peter Phillips, Judith Volkart, Dahr Jamail, Jeremy Brecher, Jill Cutler, Brendan Smith, Larry Everest, Greg Palast, Nancy Snow, Barbara J. Bowley, Mark Crispin Miller, Kevin Wehr, Richard Heinberg, Lyn Duff, Dennis Bernstein, Bridget Thornton, Lew Brown, Andrew Sloan, Cynthia Boaz, and Michael Nagler.

Impeach the President issues a clarion call for a popular movement even more powerful than the antiwar movement of the 1960s. As the authors write in the preface, "Governments do not fall of their own weight; they must be driven out."

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What People Are Saying

Cindy Sheehan
In these desperate times, when lies and half-truths are official policy, when our young people and innocent Iraqi civilians pay with their lives for these lies, this book is a clear presentation of the crimes of Bush and Cheney. The chapters in this strong, thoughtful collection not only powerfully detail these crimes, they point a way forward for us all. I urge every thinking American to read this book.
Marjorie Cohn
An airtight case for impeaching Bush and Cheney for war crimes and domestic malfeasance. It's high time for legal regime change! (Marjorie Cohn, President-elect, National Lawyers Guild)
Michael Parenti
An eye-opening, multi-layered indictment of the lawless rule of the Bush White House reactionaries. A well-edited, well-substantiated, an dwell-argued offering of hard-hitting truths that can serve as a manual for political action. (Michael Parenti, author of The Culture Struggle and Superpatriotism)
George Kenney
A looming, new totalitarianism-that is the warning here. Citizens who feel uneasy owe it to themselves to read this important book and think about how to exercise their responsibilities. Citizenship, truth be told, isn't easy, nor free. (George Kenney, former State Department Official)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583227435
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Loo is Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona. His specialties include polls, public policy making, social movements, media and criminology. His recent article, "No Paper Trail Left Behind: the Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election," has received wide acclaim.

Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored, is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2006

    A mass movement for impeachment

    'Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney' is a powerful, brilliantly written book. It is organized around the proposition that the problem we face is a systemic one and not merely that of Bush and Cheney themselves. What the twenty-two authors/experts offer in this exceptional collection isn¿t designed primarily as a legal argument (although the book is chock full of material suitable for such a purpose). Instead you get a very comprehensive analysis of the history and characteristics of the dangerous, irrational, extremist movement that Bush and Cheney represent. Along with the ¿high crimes and misdemeanors¿ that the authors document, Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Gonzalez, et al, have also committed war crimes ¿ especially by attacking a country that had not attacked and posed no threat to the U.S. and by carrying out torture as official policy. They are also guilty of perpetrating crimes against humanity ¿ including, among other things, their refusal to accept global warming as a grave and present danger to the planet. The book¿s thorough approach (the book runs 326 pages plus Preface) is consistent with the editors¿ stated purpose to expose the chief attributes of a momentous sea change in American politics and economics. This point is really critical and distinguishes Impeach the President from the other impeachment books. While the other books do a fine job of chronicling WHAT the Bush regime has been doing that is so egregious, Impeach the President also analyzes WHY they and their apologists have been doing this so that the American people can mobilize themselves in full knowledge of what we¿re really facing. Usually in edited collections the quality of the chapters is uneven. This collection stays strong and coherent throughout. The analysis is outstanding and goes deeper and significantly further than the other excellent books on impeachment, posing and answering questions that other books have failed to address. For example, co-editor Loo¿s chapter (#2) on the stolen elections not only exposes the overwhelming evidence of fraud in a definitive and compelling way, but he also does what all the other commentators on the corrupted elections haven¿t done: explain why the mainstream media and the Democratic Party have been unable and unwilling to challenge and expose these fraudulent results and why they have been so accommodating to the GOP¿s authoritarian moves. His chapter on torture (#5) also explains why Bush and Cheney are using torture even though the White House knows full well that torture doesn¿t work as an intelligence-gathering device, endangers American service personnel, creates new suicide bombers by the day, and has prevented exactly no terrorist incidents. After reading Bowley¿s chapter (#9) on surveillance, secrecy and the ¿unitary executive¿ you realize that these executive moves to monitor and control have deep roots and are truly massive. Unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail¿s (#3) eyewitness account from Iraq of war crimes committed is stunning. Co-editor Phillips¿ and his co-contributors¿ piece on the Global Dominance Group (#14) gives you a wealth of information on the inter-connections and incestuous relationships of the military-industrial-media complex and their imperial ambitions that date from long before 9/11. Indeed, their chapter summarizes key points about the failure of Bush/Cheney to act on a wealth of pre-9/11 intelligence that an attack was imminent. Well-known writers Howard Zinn (Introduction), Greg Palast, Mark Crispin Miller, Larry Everest, Nancy Snow and Richard Heinberg are also in the collection, as are experts who are not as well-known but who ought to be or will be. The index and the extremely extensive and highly useful endnotes also make this book suitable for college course adoptions, particularly in history, political science and sociology. This book if read widely has the potential for changing the discourse on impeachment nationally. The D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book goes above and beyond what the media decides to tell us today in regards to our nation's leaders and political affairs! If you think you've heard it all for staying updated with the L.A Times, the news, etc., you have been given incomplete information, misinformed, or simply told nothing. This book doesn't hold back on the truth and you are guaranteed to be surprised. Hold on, for it is a ride that you won't expect!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    Impeach the President is More Timely Than Ever

    Impeach the President is an outstanding volume that makes the argument that there are ten grounds for impeaching George Bush. The essay on the impeachment process alone is worth the price of the book. The book is scholarly without being stodgy and written superbly. It has my highest recommendation especially in light of the president's intent to ignore the repudiation of his policies that formed the basis for deafeats of virtually all Republicans in the November 2006 elections. This book should be required reading in college courses in American government and in American Foreign Policy. My compliments to the authors and editors of Impeach the President for producing a remarkable book.

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