Peter Baker, reporter at the New York Times, published a book Tuesday titled "Days of fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House". The main purpose of it was to have a closer look at the working relationship between the former President and vice-President of the United States during their two terms in office.
Among other things, a sentence that has drawn a lot of attention is: "The only reason we went into Iraq is we were looking for somebody's ass to kick. Afghanistan was too easy".
Is this really news? Deep down we sort of suspected so, but this is the first time that a senior official of the Bush in the White House acknowledges the fact.
Now, there were many firsts about the Iraq war. An awful lot of them.
It was the first time a President falsified a C.I.A. memo to go to war. It was also the first time that a massive campaign of lies was launched nationwide and that it was unpatriotic to try to refute, or to even question them.
You can't help having a sense of shame when you reread the headlines published of most US newspapers during the first months of 2003.
And there we went, to play holy war against Saddam Hussein´s Iraq. Just like a game board more than 4 million Iraqis were displaced but only 1,2 million killed. Things didn´t looked that bad on the winning side-with only some several tens of thousands of soldiers injured-although the 4,500 killed might seem excessive from what could be the point of view nowadays of the families of those who never came back alive. More than a trillion dollars were spent, but you don't count the nickels and dimes when God is on your side.
We sure kicked butt and won. A permanent rampant civil war has settled in that country since and Al Qaeda terrorists-who were chased mercilessly by Saddam Hussein before the US invasion-now have a free rein and become a big part of the problem. We shouldn't worry too much, though, since they don't seem to have the capabilities of starting another 9/11.
Nothing to worry about. But there is maybe someone who could start worrying a little bit: Mr. George W. Bush. It so happens that now that he is out of office, he can be sued about the "smallest" part of the game he decided to play and there is no Statute of limitations about that "trifle".
Not about the money, not about the present state of Iraq, not because of the trillion dollars, not because of the million of Iraqis killed nor the millions displaced.
According to US laws, he can and should face trial for Murder One because of his responsibility in the more than four thousand american soldiers killed in that war.
All it takes is for one close relative of any of those soldiers who lost their lives to go to the district attorney of the city he or she lives in, states Mr. Vincent Bugliosi is his book "The prosecution of George W. Bush for murder", where he convincingly establishes the due procedure to be carried out.
He also states that he will assist the plaintiff without asking a cent, not even living expenses. For more information please click here to watch YouTube video-The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder Trailer-by Bugliosi.
You can go as far as checking the "Prosecute George W. Bush for Murder" blog, and it will strike a very serious tone on the matter.
All it takes is one person to come forward.