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This book is a must-read to all consciencious Americans, and students of logical thinking.
Bugliosi has built a tight, fact-based case against a criminal President.
The well-researched information provided in this book, supported by Bugliosi's experience as a successful prosecutor, helps elevate an average reader to the level of a critical observer.
I find my own evaluation and thinking (or lack thereof) of events post Sept 11 being challenged, and challenged well.
The audio is an interesting listen. The narrator does a great job presenting material. Not a moment of boredom.
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Bugliosi gained a lot of cred in my mind, with 'Helter Skelter' and even more so 'Reclaiming History..'. So I had high hopes for what I felt was a well-deserved reckoning for the father of the nightmare this country had to endure for the last 8 years and the aftermath from which we now have to resurrect our country's moral compass, for ourselves and in the eyes of the rest of the world. I expected a cool, concise and most of all convincing justification for such an audacious title - along the lines of 'Reclaiming History..'. This, however was way too much of an emotional rant; a rambling and sputtering gripe-session, so biased, and often distracted by irrelevant details, as to actually detract from the meaningful, and critical material that's being laid out. This was more like listening to a kind of bizarro Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter (and Cashman's subtle impersonation of Bush when reading his quotes doesn't help much in this regard). I'm glad he wrote it, but wish his publisher had held him to a higher standard, telling him to turn down the bile, and steering him away from issues like academy award-winning rap songs, sexual promiscuity amongst the younger generation, or chronicling Bush's 'happiness' in casual press conferences. Bugliosi's anger is justifiable; his base premise is spot-on. But the curmudgeonly background noise and judgmental tangents he slogs through have unwittingly framed them as the bitter rantings of a pissed-off grandfather talking about 'kids these days'. Criticism aside, I admire his courage, and still think there is a fundamental need for true justice and reconciliation if America to right itself. To that end and in the spirit of 'Prosecution' I highly recommend reading Scott Horton's essay in Harper's Dec '08: Justice after Bush: Prosecuting an outlaw administration.
I generally like your work Mr. B, but this one needs a serious makeover to achieve its ambitions.
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I found this educating and riveting. Please listen and learn!
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At last someone has spoken out against that which we outside the USA could clearly see was a war crime.
Reading (listening to ) Mr. Bugliosi's words reminds strongly of the tactics used by Hitler to justify going to war as presented at the Nuremberg trials.
Bush needs to be face a war crimes tribunal for the same reasons that the Second World War left Europe in chaos and destruction. Bush has caused the destruction of a civilized society for no apparent reason other than the same motivation Hitler had...... because he wanted to.
When Bush gave his reasons for wanting to go to war against Iraq we in Europe and Africa could clearly see that his claims of WMD's were spurious. But for some reason the citizens of the USA seemed blind to this fact, despite the UN inspectors clearly and unambiguously stating this on an international platform. I was mortified when the war started despite this seemingly obvious fact. I could not believe that the nation that played such a prominent role in the Nuremberg trials could so obviously do exactly that for which they prosecuted the Nazis.
I thank Mr. Bugliosi for what he has made public and I pray that Mr. Bush will have his day in court.
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