There’s a British T-Shirt, made of hemp, that reads, “George Bush and Son, Family Butchers (Est. 1989).” The Bush family’s roots in espionage and war go back nearly a century when W’s great-grandfather Samuel Bush served on the War Industries Board in the First World War. Fast-forward to the present and the crimes of the Bush family have collected like dust in the attic. From the Bay of Pigs to Iran Contra and now Iraq they have had their hands in many of the 20th century’s most deeply troubling covert operations and military escapades.

Former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, the author of the Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, has spent the last fiver years or so—since the invasion of Iraq–laying out the case against the president of the United States, the son. And there’s plenty of evidence. But what else are they hiding? And will we ever know the extent of the crimes they’ve committed? If the past is any indication, sadly, we may not.

A recent lawsuit has been filed by a group of historians and activists seeking to ensure that the records of Dick Cheney’s office are retained for public examination after he leaves office. What additional evidence is still out there and how could it add to an already damning case against the President? 

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.