Studieomgeving (BA): UvT
Studieomgeving (MA): UvT
|Geplaatst: do 02 dec 2010 13:02 Onderwerp: Bugliosi's The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
Het is opzich wel een aardig boek. Alleen vind ik dat het wel een erg hoog sensationaliteits gehalte heeft. Hij laat bijvoorbeeld de lezer stukjes uit dagboeken van soldaten lezen die, een paar dagen na het schrijven daarvan, zijn omgekomen door bijv. een bermbom. Zo om een beetje sentiment te kweken bij de lezer denk ik. Maar ook met dingen als:
Probeert hij met niet juridisch relevante informatie antisympathie jegens Bush te creëren. Daarbij te vermelden dat hij een democraat is, doet het boek misschien al wat ongeloofwaardiger maken. Maar bijvoorbeeld:
|o the bottom line is that of a total of approximately 2,535 days as president, most of them during a time of war, Bush spent all or a part or 908 days, an incredible 36 percent of his time, on vacation or at retreat places. Hard to believe, but true. Nine hundred and eight days is two and a half years of Bush's presidency. Two and a half years of the less than seven years of his presidency in which his main goal was to kick back and have fun. You see, the White House digs, with a pool, theater, gymnasium, etc., weren't enjoyable enough for Bush. He wanted a more enjoyable place to be during his life as president. *
My position in life is infinitely less important than Bush's, yet during the above same period of Bush's presidency, I not only worked much longer hours every day than Bush, I worked seven days a week, never took one vacation, and only took three days off to go to the desert with my wife to celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary. If it had not been for the anniversary, I wouldn't have even taken those three days off. I realize I take working to an extreme, living by the clock each day, always looking up to see how much time I have left, working from morning to morning (retiring usually around two in the morning and starting my day at ten in the morning). Still, it is striking to consider that in seven years, I took 3 days off and Bush, the president of the United States, took 908. Even Americans who lead a more normal life than I, even fat-cat corporate executives, haven't taken anywhere near the time away from their work that Bush has. Indeed, I think we can safely say that even though Bush has the most important and demanding job in this entire land, he has irresponsibly taken far more time off from his job to have fun during the past seven years than any worker or company executive in America!!! Is Bush, or is he not, a disgrace of the very first order?
Is weer een manier om antisympathie te kweken bij de lezer. En het volgende filmpje geeft ook een goed beeld van wat je van dit boek kan verwachten. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_3rjp0Rkw
|In Bush's two terms as Texas governor, he signed death warrants for an incredible 152 out of 153 executions against convicted murderers, the majority of whom only killed one single person. The only death sentence Bush commuted was for one of the many murders that mass murderer Henry Lucas had been convicted of. Bush was informed that Lucas had falsely confessed to this particular murder and was innocent, his conviction being improper. So in 152 out of 152 cases, Bush refused to show mercy even once, finding that not one of the 152 convicted killers should receive life imprisonment instead of the death penalty. Bush's perfect 100 percent execution rate is highly uncommon even for the most conservative law-and-order governors. |
Als cijfer geef ik dit boek een 6.