The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder is a book published in the United States in 2008 by former U.S. District Attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi. According to the author, in 2002 former President Bush intentionally misled the Congress and the American people over the evidence he used to wage war in Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein. In his book Bugliosi argues that under American law, George W. Bush is guilty of murder for the deaths of over 4,000 young American soldiers and over 100,000 Iraqi civilians. Vincent Bugliosi is known for having convicted Charles Manson and other defendants accused of the Tate-LaBianca murders.
On July 25, 2008, in a hearing before the Standing Committee of Justice of Congress, Bugliosi asked to initiate the procedure of impeachment for Bush. His indictment focuses on the message to the nation that President Bush gave on the evening of October 7, 2002. That night, Bush said that Saddam Hussein was a “great danger” for America, and that he could pass his weapons of mass destruction to a terrorist group. So the threat was imminent. But Bush was telling millions of unsuspecting Americans the exact opposite of what the CIA had told the Government just six days earlier. In a classified report dated October 1, 2002, quoted by Bugliosi at the hearing, it is argued that Saddam was not an imminent threat instead.
But there is more. On 4 October 2002, the Bush Administration released a classified document, a synthetic paper of the CIA's classified report, which he delivered to Congress. In this unclassified paper (known as the White Paper) the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence that Saddam Hussein was not a real danger were removed. So both Congress and the American people could not judge and decide on the basis of the work done by the Intelligence community of the United States. Bugliosi is convinced that on these grounds, starting with the allegations of rehashing the intelligence and lying to Congress and to the Americans, former President Bush should be tried.