Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
No one died as a result of Richard Nixon's so-called Watergate abuses of power. Today, people are dying because of Bush and Cheney's secret abuses of power. Dick Cheney who runs his own secret government operations, openly declares that he wants to turn the clock back to the pre-Watergate years—a time of unaccountable and extraconstitutional imperial presidency. To say that their secret presidency is undemocratic is an understatement!
The Bush Cheney era, if you can't remember it, just sit down...more
The most facile presidential comparison one could make for George W. Bush would be his father, who presided over a war in Iraq and a struggling economy. Some "neocons" reject the parallel and compare Bush to his father's predecessor, Ronald Reagan, citing a plainspoken quality and a belief in deep tax cuts. But John Dean goes further back, seeing in Bush all the secrecy and scandal of Dean's former boss, the notorious Richard Nixon. The difference, as the title of Dea ...more
And with all that he saw in the Nixon White House he is making the case for Bush' ...more
Not an easy read but has essential information for anyone who cares about our country. It is NOT outdated (as of 2007). If any ...more
Dean makes a very strong case that the secrecy of the Bush Administration is both illegal and counterproductive in the effort to counter terrorism.
That being said, I think he's done a very credible research job in highlighting all of the illegalities of the Bush/Cheney years. The book is scrupulously annotated and draws reasonable conclusions. I recommend this to any political junkie that enjoys reading about the excesses within the beltway.