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A Powerful Read

"Much more powerful than the 9/11 Commission Report."

That's how Chalmers Johnson describes US V. BUSH, et al. by Elizabeth de la Vega. A federal prosecutor for 20 years, de la Vega conducted an exhaustive review of documents and press briefings that were issued and took place prior to the Iraq invasion. It is the work of a careful and caring attorney, who shows in detail how the current U.S. administration has committed fraud.

In a recent appearance on C-SPAN, de la Vega recounted the story of a friend whose mother-in-law had recently come to visit. The friend was giving her mother-in-law a tour of the city, with her young daughter in the back seat of the car. They passed a beautiful church, and the little girl said, "Look, there's our church. I wonder why we don't go there." De la Vega commented that this is how we have come to treat our constitution. "Look, there's our constitution. I wonder why we don't pay attention to it."

De la Vega's book is not partisan, not emotional, and not published to make her a celebrity. It is thoroughly researched, the work of a great mind and a good heart, and should serve as a clarion call to all of us who have so lightly and for so long taken our "free" country for granted.

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