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Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush Paperback – July 20, 2007
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lovers of liberty, excruciatingly delineates the deceitful, arrogant, and ironic rise of George W. Bush from military coward and failed businessman to President of the United States, via manipulation and coercion of the
highest court in the land. Parry's book goes on to reveal that Bush and his political cronies may well have been able to thwart the horrific events of 9/11 had they not been more concerned with personal power and blinded by their hatred of their political opposition. Once again, irony comes to the forefront, in that Bush is looked upon by the American people as a strong and forceful leader in the wake of 9/11, when Parry
shows that his bravado was nothing more than a flimsy facade created by a nervous and fearful media. And then, of course, comes the Iraq war, a war actually being fought for oil, but asking for the sacrifice of thousands of brave American soldiers being told they are fighting terrorism. But perhaps the most unforgivable and egregious act committed by George W. Bush during his reign, and revealed by Parry at great length and in minute detail, is Bush's flagrant and criminal disregard for the Constitution of the United States--in essence, making up his own rules as he sees fit, and interpreting the Constitution to suit his own purposes. Reading this book, I found myself asking the question time and time again, "why are we standing still for this, and not demanding reform?" I've since come to the conclusion that we, the American people, no longer deserve our country, and that we must accept whatever fate our lackadaisical attitude and behavior brings us. I commend and admire Robert Parry for having the courage to bring these sad and disastrous facts to light. At least there's still one real American among us.
So what happened? (911 and/or GWB? Not so simple, as you'll see.) This is the question the book sets out to answer. If the United States is to recover, then it's important to examine exactly how and why we got into this mess in the first place. Veteran independent journalist Robert Parry of consortium news (.com) has written a book that does the best job by far I've ever seen (and I read a lot) of explaining how it happened.
Blame, most of all, a complicit mainstream media, and a right-wing media propaganda apparatus that together can basically trick many average citizens into believing things that simply aren't true - ie "Iraq has a massive weapons of mass destruction program," and "Saddam is in league with Al Qaeda" etc.
The thoroughness of the research presented here is easily worth five stars. It should come as no surprise that Mr. Parry could write such a book. He is the same man that first helped to expose the corruption in the Reagan administration re: Iran-contra. Not only is his book enlightening, it is quite an interesting read for anyone concerned with the course our government has taken since the 2000 selection.
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An excellent book. The Parry family should be given top US honors for their scholarly exposure of rottenness at the top. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eric Green
I wanted to understand what went on at that time.
people really need to see the real inside story. Highly recommend Robert Parry - all books
Usual liberal bias and B.S. If you hate Republicans, you'll buy every word of it without question. Will the authors deliver a similar book with a critical eye on the Obama... Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Dave Simpson
This book written in late 2007, focuses on the lessons that Americans should have learned from the eight disastrous years of GW Bush rule. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by Herbert L Calhoun
reading about a true thug that was never elected never been so much fun yet painful; the world in the hand of cowards (he never served, abandoned his service duties and was loved... Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Mike M. Difrakhsh
The book hardly touches on the "Shock and Awe" that Con-thinking machines have perpetrated on the economy. Read morePublished on April 15, 2009 by Hans Castorp
I can only review the quality of service for this delivery of this book because I gave it as a gift and have not read it myself. Read morePublished on May 11, 2008 by Robert J. Berumen
Robert Parry shows that although Bush has the most responsibility for the Iraq War and other crimes of his administration he shares responsibility with the mainstream media which... Read morePublished on March 19, 2008 by Sean Mulligan
NECK DEEP A Review
Nat, Robert, and Sam Parry
The Media Consortium, Arlington, VA
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