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By William Rivers Pitt

This passionate and arguable ebook is the paintings of 1 of America's so much outspoken and gifted new reporters. William Rivers Pitt's caustic critique of the final 4 years of yankee executive supplies voice to the becoming tide of dissent and outrage with America's leaders either contained in the nation and within the wider global. Burning with anger, this incisive and readable booklet argues that, lower than George W. Bush, the United States makes a mockery of the values of liberty and fact that it purports to face for, and that it's now extra vital than ever to talk out.William Rivers Pitt finds how the main issue in the US has been engineered through a gaggle of Christian conservatives whose makes an attempt in 1998 to deliver down the Clinton govt resulted in the preversion of the yank electoral strategy, leading to the illegitimate deploy of Geroge W. Bush into the Presidency by way of 5 like-minded conservative Justices of the very best Court.In the aftermath of September eleventh, the United States has in lots of senses misplaced its means. electorate are counselled to "watch what they are saying" by way of the White condo, simply as questions of lethal import are overlooked by way of the govt. and the media. of their rush to shield "liberty", George Bush and his allies are literally endangering the liberty of the person, as laid down in foreign legislations. but how will we store freedom by means of restricting it? Why, in the end this time, have there been no solutions relating to what quite occurred on Sept. 11? Pitt's message is apparent: looking solutions and important fact isn't really treasonous. In those harmful days, with all that's at stake, the best sedition in the United States is silence.

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But presidents before him, Reagan being the most prominent, had at least the acumen to disguise this fact as best they could. In politics, after all, what is not said out loud does not actually exist. And then, like a bolt of lightning from a smog-filled sky, George W. Bush opened his mouth and spoke out loud the dark truth of where his loyalties actually lie, and the myth of his integrity was exposed for all to see. On May 11, 2001, George W. Bush stood before a battery of cameras and reporters to speak the following lines: I am deeply concerned about consumers, I am deeply concerned about high gas prices.

Hughes’ departure came at an incredibly tense time for the Bush White House. After disdaining the peace process in the Middle East for much of their rule, the Bush administration fell under withering national and international criticism in the aftermath of horrific violence in that region. That criticism only escalated after Secretary of State Colin Powell was belatedly dispatched to the region, tasked with the job of reining in the combatants. Powell returned to America empty-handed from a trip many deemed a failure, darkening the cloud over the White House.

This fact, more than his record of service in Vietnam and in Congress, may make Kerry the most important Democrat in America today. All this is theoretical. Bush did, in fact, sign the bill. He held no ceremony and invited none of the drafters to the Oval Office. He signed it behind closed doors and pushed it away as if it stank like a rotten fish. A blizzard of litigation followed. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky hoped to be first in line at the courthouse, carrying with him the claim that McCain–Feingold violates the free speech rights outlined in the First Amendment.

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