Subject: WORSE than Watergate
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 08:25:54 +0200
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12 April 2004 A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
"Worse Than Watergate" : BuzzFlash Interviews John Dean
John Dean, former White House Counsel to Richard Nixon and
Author of "Worse Than Watergate : The Secret Presidency of
George W. Bush"
"In the Bush White House, I found the same kind of political mentality
that drove the Nixon White House, where every decision was made
for its political consequence and potential of reelection, rather than
any substantive merit, driving all the decision making.
I sort of slowly unwind this piece by piece, and show what I believe
are circumstances that are worse than Watergate."
-- John Dean --
With a title like "Worse Than Watergate" -- and written by THE
John Dean -- do we need to say anything more ?
John Dean, a favorite of ours at BuzzFlash, knows of what he speaks.
The legal counsel to the White House who warned Nixon that there
was a cancer on his presidency can spot an ethically and morally
corrupt administration when he sees one.
Dean documents how Bush and Cheney have "created the most
secretive presidency of my [Dean's] lifetime." For someone who
was exposed to the dark secrets of the Nixon administration, there
can be no more searing indictment.
And an indictment this book is. The only thing that keeps Bush and
Cheney from being impeached is the carefully crafted veil of secrecy
that they have created to hide their misdeeds from public and legal
Of course, controlling all three branches of government -- Soviet style --
helps. And it also helps to have an Attorney General who is as blindly
loyal as a pet pooch.
" To say that their secret presidency is undemocratic is an understatement"
The only thing, Dean argues, between Bush, Cheney and orange
jumpsuits and jail bars is the revelation of the truth. John Dean
gets as close as one can get in this book.
Dean's book makes you realize that the Bush Cartel is going to do
everything they can to steal the 2004 election. Because if they lose,
they might end up in a federal prison, if they don't pardon themselves
before they are indicted.
The White House doesn't have enough shredders to cover up
their likely crimes.
"Plan of Attack" By Bob Woodward,
"Project For A New American Century " ( 1998 )