We had a very interesting interview yesterday with Vincent Bugliosi, author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. He made a strikingly credible argument against George W. Bush for the murder of American troops in Iraq.
So when we saw this article today it made us think. Bush, who was known as the "Death Penalty Governor" presided over 131 death sentences in Texas during his tenure. The "Texecutioner" has said he's had "no qualms" in doing what he had to do, for Americans and for Jesus, despite many documented cases of unfairness in application of the Texas death penalty (current stats show 7% of those on death row are innocent).
Now, citing "brutal crimes" Bush has authorized the execution of Army Private Ronald A. Gray, convicted of heinous crimes of rape and murder in the 1980's. He has been on death row twenty years now.
This will be the first time a commander in chief has authorized a military death sentence since 1957, half a century ago, it's extremely rare. John F. Kennedy last did so in 1962, when he commuted a death sentence to confinement for life. Eisenhower approved the last military execution in 1957.
So, we are just pondering -- is it that 'ole W just wanted to feel the thrill of a kill once more as his death count has slowed in Iraq and he's soon to end his legacy of death, or is he sublimating his urges to blow Iran off the face of the planet?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Posted by Signorile Show Team at 12:30 PM