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The War Crimes of George W. Bush

Nat Hentoff of the Village Voice is one of the most outspoken critics of the Bush Administration.

In his June 24 column, he picks up a couple Cambridge law titles that hammer home Bush’s legal sidestepping.

“In a June 6 letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey—largely ignored by a press immersed in the future of Hillary Clinton—56 Democrats in the House of Representatives asked for “an immediate investigation with the appointment of a special counsel to determine whether actions taken by the President, his Cabinet, and other Administration officials are in violation of the War Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. 2441) . . . and other U.S. and international laws.”

This isn’t front-page news?”

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