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In Justice: Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Bush Administration Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 27, 2008
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The firing of the attorneys, not only in the way it was handled but the premeditated way in which the plan was cooked up, would have been a disgrace by itself, but the fact that these noble men and women were also Republicans made the whole affair that much more curious. Much of the first half of "In Justice" is spent on background...Iglesias's upbringing in and out of the United States... and his emotional state when he learns of being fired and those subsequent feelings for days afterward. But the book really heats up when he testifies before the Senate and his spirit of fighting back comes to the fore. Chief among the original "black hats" are New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici and Congresswoman Heather Wilson, who each made improper calls to Iglesias during an ongoing case. The speculation then centers on who made up a master list of attorneys to be axed and exactly why the plan was ever devised. Iglesias and others contend that their loyalty, which was not blind to the Bush White House, was a deciding factor in their collective dismissals and as the facts tumbled out, this became a very likely primary reason.Read more ›
An up-and-coming Bushie whose star was rising in Republican circles, Iglesias was one of seven U.S. Attorneys suddenly sacked for political reasons. Partly because his mentor, Senator Pete Domenici, illegally helped initiate the action, Iglesias soon found himself at the center of a growing scandal that resulted in the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and a number of others in the Justice Department.
In going public with his side of the story and retelling it in detail in this book, Iglesias helped set the record straight. "In Justice" is a well-written account of power corrupting those responsible for safeguarding our judicial system. Gonzalez served as the unwitting hit-man for those in the Bush White House who put politics above principle. But "In Justice" gives you the back story in how he did so, bringing clarity to the murky machinations of an administration that lost its way.
Unlike Scott McLellan's recent self-serving tell-all, Iglesias' book gives the clear-eyed and fair recounting of the evidence that we expect of our judicial system. It helped restore my faith that justice, though slow, is eventually served.
This book explains how it happened, why it happened, and helps us remember we have a Constitution in this country that must be preserved.
As to the book itself, large parts are a little dull because the author must tell us more about himself and that is not all that interesting. He's an intelligent guy doing a good job. However, the last 100+ pages are riveting as he reveals the lies of the Justice Department and specifically Alberto Gonzales.
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Good writing, but repetitious. Probably leaves mystery unsolved as to why such diligent and competent attorneys were all fired for doing their job.Published 22 months ago by Mary C Harris
The book demonstrates the importance of cultural diversity and personal faith to the underlying strength and the future of our country.Published on June 12, 2014 by Kathleen Albright
Bush fired 7. They are hired by and serve at the discression. Clinton fired all 93 US attorneys and no one complained. This was the biggest non scandal. Read morePublished on August 11, 2009 by EAJ
I knew this book was going to be good before I bought it. Americans need to read this so they won't make the same mistakes as the last time. Read morePublished on September 7, 2008 by D. Greene
"In Justice" primarily relates Iglesias' experience in the notorious DOJ firing of 8 prosecutors in 2006. Read morePublished on August 31, 2008 by Loyd Eskildson
It was sad, yet refreshing, to see a true "Bush-ite" see the truth about the lying, law-breaking administration that we have been saddled with for eight years.Published on August 28, 2008
"In Justice" is a thoroughly absorbing, detailed look at how absolute power corrupts absolutely. If a late-night walk through the White House and the Department of Justice, after... Read morePublished on August 23, 2008 by Token Irish
This book was so fasinating that I had difficulty putting it down. It explains a lot about what happened that never made it to the sound bites of the news media. Read morePublished on August 22, 2008 by Eleanor O. Hare