Bugliosi does not advocate any specific punishment for Bush in his book. He does list the possible punishments for first versus second degree murder, etc. Keep in mind this book is also a primer for lay people like ourselves whose knowlege of the law and legal procdure comes from television. That includes me.
But Bush didn't personally kill all those people. He had a little help if you recall. Congress. The military. A substantial portion of the American people.
Charles Manson didn't personally commit the Tate/LaBianca murders, either. Bugliosi convicted him of first degree murder anyway, and rightly so.
>> This book is a guide, a primer for any prosecutor who wants to indict Bush for first degree murder. He'd do it himself if he were'nt retired.<<
If I was a lawyer, and if I REALLY had something on Bush that could send him up the river with "the Sisters", that would be more than enough to pull me out of retirement. However, publishing a book is easier and more lucrative, and one doesn't have to go through all the hard work of actually prosecuting a case.
I was a bit overzealous when saying he'd do the prosecution himself. Those are *my* words, not his. What his real motivations are, are beyond my ability to tell, since I'm not a mind reader. As far as the man himself, he has a reputation for being an inveterate workaholic. And, I'm not sure what would entail a man of his age, etc returning to work as a prosecutor.
I hope I'm being coherent right now. I just got up (graveyard shift, you know) and I'm still a bit groggy.
And there's not one ounce of snark in the above postings. I think what is in the book is at least debatable and I'd like to see an intelligent discussion of this issue. I can think of no group -- at least an on line, ad hoc informal group like this one -- better qualified to talk intelligently about this.
I posted here, since it is at least debatable that the war in Iraq is an outrage -- the big
one. If this is thread hijacking, I can create a separate thread. I am truly interested in what you guys think, including Ezra and Duane.
Some people are wedded to their ideology the way nuns are wed to God.