85. Quoted in Phillips,
DYNASTY: "Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House
of Bush". Viking, 2004, pg. 147.
86. Over 600 U.S.
soldiers have died in Iraq since Bush stood under the "Mission Accomplished"
banner created by White House staff.
87. The day after
visiting King's grave, Bush used executive powers to bypass Congress
in order to appoint pro-segregationist and anti-civil rights judge Charles
Pickering to the federal Court of Appeals.
88. When criticism
arose of the administration's treatment of our troops, Bush flew to
Iraq to pose with soldiers as he posed with a plastic turkey.
89. Mere weeks after
it occurred, the UK press exposed the rescue as a staged PR event ("The
Truth about Jessica" The Guardian, May 15, 2003). Americans continued
to be deceived until Lynch herself came forward with the truth seven
months later in November 2003.
90. For months,
the US government knew that Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison were
being humiliated, tortured and killed in violation of Geneva Convention
rules, but did nothing about it, until the photos were leaked.
91. Billions of dollars were spent to find and humiliate Saddam Hussein on world television, while Osama Bin Laden remained at large.