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The Case Against George W. Bush

The Case Against George W. Bush

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The Case Against George W. Bush chronicles the presidency of George W. Bush through almost 600 quotes from over ninety authors, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and writers and journalists such as Steve Coll, Frank Rich, Craig Unger, and Bob Woodward. Steven C. Markoff presents sourced evidence of three crimes committed by George W. Bush during his presidency: his failure to take warnings of coming terror attacks on our country seriously; taking the United States, by deception, into an unnecessary and disastrous 2003 war with Iraq; costing the lives of more than 4,000 Americans and 500,000 others; and breaking domestic and international laws by approving the torture as means to extract information. While Markoff lays out his case of the crimes, he leaves it up to the reader to decide the probable guilt of George W. Bush and his actions regarding the alleged crimes.


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ISBN-13: 9781644281352
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 314,835
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Steven C. Markoff is a native of Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of Los Angeles City College in 1964 with an Associate Arts degree. Markoff is a successful entrepreneur. He has had an interest in business since he was six and in business law since his teens.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Preface 16

Quote Credibility & Unusual Formats 18

Overview 20

A Background 20

B President George W. Bush and His Actions 23

Crime #1 Criminal Negligence / 9/11 25

A 1980 Through November 6, 2000 (the Day Before G. W. Bush was Elected President of the United States) 31

B November 7, 2000 (the Day Bush was Elected), Through 9/11 61

C 9/11 Could Have Been Disrupted or Prevented 109

D Injuries and Deaths from 9/11 115

E Costs Related to 9/11 118

F Recap 122

Crime #2 Torture / Torturing Prisoners / Sending Prisoners to be Tortured by Others / Related Issues 125

A Attempting to Deal with the Abuse and Torture of Soldiers and Prisoners During War and in the Treatment of Man Overall 126

B Waterboarding Has Been Illegal in the United States 138

C The Bush Administration Torturing and Having Detainees Tortured: Justification, Denial, and the Headline from the First Finding in the Senate Intelligence Committee Report of April 2014 142

D The Effectiveness of Torture 178

E Potential Future Adverse Effects from George W. Bush and His Administration Torturing Prisoners 180

F Injuries and Deaths from Torture 183

G Costs Relating to Torture 193

H Recap 194

Crime #3 War Crimes / Crimes Against Humanity / Murder Over the Falsely Sold 2003 Iraq War 196

A George W. Bush's Interest in Iraqi Oil Beginning a Week After He Became President 198

B Ten False and Misleading Reasons Bush Gave as Support for Our Need to Attack Iraq 210

C The Risks and Damages to Our Country from the 2003 Iraq War 281

D Injuries and Deaths from Our Attacking Iraq 288

E Costs Related to Our Attacking Iraq 292

F Recap 295

Summary 298

In Conclusion 304

Methodology 305

Appendix A George W. Bush's Presidential Cabinet 308

Appendix B Congressional Votes for the 2003 Iraq War 310

Appendix C Summary of "The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States" 328

Appendix D Summary of the Twenty Findings of The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture; April 3, 2014 332

Appendix E Bibliography and References Per Source: Published Books, Online Media, Government Resources, and Other Sources 340

Acknowledgments 354

About the Author 356

Index 359

Preface

This book presents my case, told through 600 sourced quotes from published books, writings, transcripts, and government documents and reports, that George W. Bush (aka “W.” and “GW Bush”) committed three crimes while president: criminal negligence over what became 9/11, using fraud and deception to start the unnecessary and devastating war against Iraq, and the torturing of prisoners.

Although 300 books have already been published about W., some lauding him, others not, those books were usually written from the eyes, experience and background of each book’s author or authors. The information in their books was therefore limited to what they knew and their research. This book, however, is a story told by a hundred-plus knowledgeable authors, from Hans Blix to Bob Woodward, guided by my comments for interpretation, continuity and context.

While you have probably heard excuses for Bush over the years, that, for example, he wasn't a great president, that he made some mistakes, and Bush could have done a better job. Those meaningless statements, while true, cover up, belittle or whitewash ugly facts about BusH's administration. Others have downplayed or tried to forget or bury Bush's actions by saying things like anything about George W. Bush is old news and that we have moved on.

However, as you read many surprising if not shocking quotes in this book, I believe you will find a straightforward and well-documented case of George W. Bush's guilt and complicity in committing the crimes set out herein.

As you turn the last pages of this work, I believe you will agree that George W. Bush is guilty of one or more of the crimes I contend he committed. If you do, this book should help you decide for yourself if or how he should pay for any of those crimes.

The three goals I hope this work achieves
  • Document and explain what I believe are three crimes of President GWB and how those crimes caused the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands as well as bringing untold destruction to our country and others
  • Chronicle how as president and our commander-in-chief, Bush used fraud and deceit to panic our country into the Iraq war, and to understand and study his actions in hopes that the lessons learned will help keep our nation from falling prey to such presidential actions and trickery in the future
  • Provide a road map and some background information to those interested in pursuing George W. Bush for his crimes.

    At the least, this book should tie together some of the controversial issues you have heard about with the George W. Bush presidency.
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