If Vincent Bugliosi were prosecuting George W. Bush for the murder of the more than 4,000 American soldiers who have died in Iraq, he would seek the death penalty.”If I were the prosecutor, there is no question I would seek the death penalty,” Bugliosi told Corporate Crime Reporter in a wide-ranging interview.
Bugliosi is the author of the just published book The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (Vanguard Press, 2008).
“I’m urging here that an American jury try George Bush for first degree murder. I want to see him on trial for murder before an American jury. And if they convict him, it will be up to the jury to decide what his punishment is. One of the options would be the imposition of the death penalty. If I were prosecuting him, absolutely I would seek the death penalty. As Governor of Texas, George Bush signed death warrants - 152 out of 152 - most of them for people who only committed one murder.”
Bugliosi said he is sending a copy of his book to all fifty state Attorneys General, offering his assistance in prosecuting Bush for homicide.
“I’m herein enclosing a copy of my book The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,” Bugliosi writes in the letter to the Attorneys General. “I hope you will find the time to read it and that you will agree with its essential conclusion - that George W. Bush is guilty of murder for the deaths of over 4,000 American soldiers who have died fighting his war in Iraq.”
Via CommonDreams. Now I'm not in favour of the death penalty, even for Bush, but if anyone should get a nice necktie party it's him. Certainly his crimes dwarf those of Bugliosi's most famous case.
Speaking of death, I'm sad to report that the stick insect has died. She moulted on Monday, and for some reason wasn't able to complete it. I suspect that it resulted from insufficient space; the jar I had her in is big but perhaps not quite big enough, so she wasn't able to free her legs from the cast-off skin. I hoped that it might just be a slow process, but it was not to be. Damn, I'm disappointed.