“Moving Bush’s memoir to the crime section is childish. That would be a Lee Atwater prank. Grow up.” Those are the words of film critic Roger Ebert, who by the way is also a strong George Bush critic. I respect Ebert tremendously; not only for his work over the years but for his resolve dealing with his personal struggles, losing the ability to speak, etc.
However, I have to respectfully disagree with him here. Moving George Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points,” to the crime section at your local bookstore may be childish, but dammit, it’s the right thing to do.
Bush started a preemptive, unnecessary war which the United States is still heavily involved with, despite Obama’s own semi-”Mission Accomplished” speech a few months. Considering the thousands of dead U.S. soldiers, and the hundreds of thousands (this number is disputed, but everyone knows it’s high as hell) of dead Iraqi civilians, I think it’s fair to say that Bush is a war criminal.
And if the Democrats had any the gravitas (that’s the right wingers’ favorite word lately, if you haven’t noticed), they would have thoroughly investigated his ass and strongly looked at impeachment hearings when they took over Congress in 2006.
He also shredded an important protection issued by the Bill of Rights. That protection is from unreasonable search and seizure. You can thank the USA Patriot Act for that.
We could go on and on. We could look at the Bush policy of torture, as well as the various fiscal policies that brought us into this prolonged recession (Likely not illegal, but perhaps they should be).
But why waste the time? Go ye men and women! Off to Borders! Off to Books a Million! Off to your locally owned corner bookshop (if the Bush recession didn’t destroy it). Grab as many copies of “Decision Points” as you can and tote them to the “crime” section!