|The Prosecution of an American President
A film by David Hagen & David J. Burke
101 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2013
Famed Charles Manson prosecutor and New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi makes the most powerful, explosive, and thought-provoking argument of his storied career.
In The Prosecution of an American President, Bugliosi presents a meticulously researched legal case that proves George W. Bush took our nation to war in Iraq under false pretenses and is therefore, under the law, guilty of murder for the deaths of 4,500 young American soldiers who fought and died there. Bush's unlawful war also cost the United States over a trillion dollars; alienated many of our allies; caused the deaths of over 100,000 innocent Iraqi men, women, and children; and pushed a previously tranquil nation into unending civil war, atrocities and chaos.
As a prosecutor dedicated to seeking justice, Bugliosi delivers a non-partisan argument based on hard facts and pure objectivity. This searing indictment also outlines a legally credible pathway to holding our highest government officials accountable for their actions, thereby creating a framework for future occupants of the Oval Office. Ultimately, Bugliosi calls for the United States to return to the great nation it once was.
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"There is no mistaking Mr. Bugliosi's conviction, nor the thoroughness of his research...(he) reminds us of how American lives are used as political chess pieces."
"Fascinates...suspenseful." - Long Island Press
"Passionately sets out Bugliosi's premise...he makes a terrific argument for his position." - Wolf Entertainment Guide
"Masterfully produced, this well-polished documentary has Bugliosi both presenting his material directly to camera, and narrating off camera. He brings to bear his lifetime as a highly successful prosecutor of high-profile murder cases in his call for the prosecution of President George W. Bush for the crime of murder caused by bringing the United States to war in Iraq under false pretenses…His call is well-researched, well-reasoned. Our nation’s deafness, infuriating." - Cinesource Magazine
● 6 Bonus Scenes: Vince's Unique Logic • Alan Bean at Home • Richard Garant, Brattleboro • Vince at UCLA • Bush's Perfect Day • John Turner at UCLA