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

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President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney deceived Congress and the people to drive us into a war in Iraq; they claimed the right to wiretap illegally and to eavesdrop on citizens; and they authorized torture, unilaterally upending laws and violating international treaty obligations. Yet, both Bush and Cheney are audaciously unapologetic about their crimes. In his...more
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Published February 7th 2012 by Beacon Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Walt
God bless the USA---God curse the USA.

You keep hearing it over and over, "God bless the USA. God bless the USA. God bless the USA."

But I've tended to cringe each time I've heard it for the past eight or more years. Not because I didn't wish for it to be so or want it to happen. In fact, I cringed for quite awhile with only a vague understanding of exactly why I did. Then I read CHEATING JUSTICE, by Elizabeth Holtzman with Cynthia L. Cooper. Now I know why I cringe. Because President George W. B...more
Linda Nichols
Reads like a law brief, which is almost what it is. The Bush/Cheney administration broke so many laws it took a book to discuss them. They are still liable for prosecution for quite a few of them; the statute of limitations has not run out yet. They should be prosecuted for attempting to reduce this country to the level of third-world dictatorships. Our greatest freedom is the rule of law; Bush, Cheney, et. al deliberately broke many, many laws and are now laughing and bragging about it. They ha...more
Lynn
This is a clear succinct guide to the laws which Bush/Cheney allegedly broke, what the laws are, how they allegedly broke them, what excuses were made for breaking the laws and why we should care about the laws being broken. Elizabeth Holtzman was on the House Judiciary Committee that voted for the impeachment of Richard Nixon. She was one of the House members that led an investigation into the laws Nixon was considered to have broken. Nixon resigned because there was clear evidence against him...more
Julie
This was an excellent, well-researched book that clearly outlined how Bush 43 and his administration violated the Constitution and numerous other laws, both national and international. It explained not only the precise laws broken, but what can be done to fix the system so that such tragedy does not take place again. The best part is, it was not very long; it packed quite a punch in 167 pages.
Elise Love

This was written as a legal brief so it's quite dense to read. I agree with many other reviewers that the case is superbly made but so was the smokescreen that will continue to protect the Bush/ Cheney team from prosecution. Not for nothing do such smug smirks sit on those faces.
Kathryn
Great read for this 4th of July!
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