Hope for justice: US v. Bush et al, by Elizabeth de la Vega
A former federal prosecutor, Elizabeth de la Vega, has just published a book called United States v. George W. Bush et al. The book is a formal indictment for fraud. Below is a flyer for the book.
De la Vega's columns on TomDispatch.com concerning the Scooter Libby prosecution cut through the political flak about the case and explained the points and the prosecutor's direction. However, these excellent articles gave us no hint of what lay ahead, a book-length federal indictment for fraud against the George W. Bush administration.
This is already an American classic, although only released weeks ago. In a crowd of great books written during this disastrous administration, the Badlands Journal editorial board believes this one will be read a century from now because de la Vega reminds us that the essence of patriotism is the hope for justice.
Elizabeth de la Vega, formerly a federal prosecutor in Minneapolis and San Jose, California, does what she knows best
in the face of gross criminal activity: she convenes a grand jury
Advance Praise for U.S. v. Bush, et al.:
"Any American patriot who would like to see a grand jury challenge this Administration's blitzkrieg against our constitution will relish Elizabeth de la Vega's book United States v. George W. Bush et al....Ms. de la Vega invites us into the courtroom to consider the indictment of our modern day Machiavellis and the fraud they've perpetrated."
“De la Vega has accomplished an amazing feat with this singularly triumphant presentation of the intersection between political fantasy and legal reality. Reading the delightfully logical and clearheaded United States v. George W. Bush, et al. is both incredibly sobering, and yet strangely hopeful. Real American patriots can only wish the United States godspeed in this case, and this brief is destined to be well studied by principals in all three branches of American government, as well as by those who serve as the Fourth Estate.”
Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel
“It is much more powerful than the 9/11 report. A tour de force.”
Author of Blowback and The Sorrows of Empire
ELIZABETH DE LA VEGA, a federal prosecutor for over twenty years, is a Massachusetts native who attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A long-term resident of the Twin Cities, she clerked for the late U.S. District Court Judge Robert Renner in St. Paul and then worked for eleven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Minneapolis, handling a wide variety of criminal cases, including the Northwest Pilots’ Case, the first federal prosecution of commercial pilots for flying under the influence. She now lives in Northern California where she was a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force and branch chief in San Jose, CA. Since her retirement in 2004, Ms. de la Vega has been a regular contributor to Tomdispatch.com. Her articles have also appeared in The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Salon.com, and Mother Jones. A frequent guest on talk shows, she has recently appeared on Thom Hartmann, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now and on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report!
Hear Stephen Colbert talk about U.S. v. Bush et. al.! :
See Ms. de la Vega on “The Colbert Report.”
To read excerpts of U.S. v. Bush et.al. see http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=142875