Bugliosi: “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder”
Friday, October 17, 2008 at 6 p.m.
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
Building 38, 2nd Floor, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Mr. Bugliosi, a highly successful prosecutor in Los Angeles and author of “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder” will appear at a Washington, DC law school to present a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts President George W. Bush on trial in a courtroom for the murder of more than 4,100 American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq.
Bugliosi’s argument is simple. Bush wanted a war with Iraq. He had to show that preemptive invasion of Iraq was justified. To do this Iraq had to be an imminent threat to the United States. There were two major problems. Bush couldn’t prove any connection between Saddam Hussein and 9/11. More importantly, his own 2002 classified intelligence estimate findings of the National Intelligence Estimate (NEI) of 2002, classified the original document, and provided Congress with a doctored version to support his claims. By doing this, Bush pushed through an illegal invasion which he had to have known would cost U.S. lives.
That, Bugliosi argues, is an act of murder committed against each and every U.S. soldier killed in this war.
While he has not been on hand for any combat, should Bush appear before a judge and jury charged with the murder of thousands of U.S. soldiers, Bugliosi is confident that he's provided the arguments and evidence required for a first degree murder conviction.
“No man, even the president of the United States, is above the law,” said Bugliosi.
As a Los Angeles prosecutor, Bugliosi represented the state in 106 major cases and won 105, including each of his 21 murder cases. Since his first book, Helter Skelter, he's been one of the top true crime writers with three number one best sellers and numerous awards.
Moderators include Joe Libertelli, Director of Alumni Affairs, UDC Arthur D. Clarke School of Law, and Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D., host of "On With Leon", a contributor to truthout.org, politicsincolor.com, and the Black Star News, and frequent guest on CNN's “Lou Dobbs Tonight”.
Along with the Washington Peace Center, the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law, and Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice helped organize and co-sponsor this special event.