Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Obama Team Was Briefed By George W. Bush's Administration

“Former president George W. Bush is earning major money on the speaking circuit in his post-presidential life....Bush has made an estimated $15 million since leaving the White House. The former president reportedly boasts a speaking fee between $100,000 and $150,000…”

--from a May 20, 2011 article

Obama Team Was Briefed By George W. Bush’s Administration

Most grassroots U.S. anti-war activists believe that former U.S. President George W. Bush, former U.S. Vice-President Cheney and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should be brought to trial on war crimes allegations as a result of their role in launching the 20003 US/UK/Nato attack on people in Iraq. Yet between 2009 and 2012 former U.S. President George W. Bush has apparently been allowed to earn a lot of money from his post-White House career book contracts and speaking fees, instead of being indicted by the Democratic Obama Administration’s Justice Department for possible war crimes and violation of the Nuremberg Accords.

One reason might be because the Republican Bush Administration apparently briefed the Democratic Obama Administration in a helpful way prior to the January 20, 2009 inauguration of 2012 Democratic presidential candidate Obama. As Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter recalled in his 2010 book The Promise: President Obama, Year One:

“…Obama was grateful for the generous help extended by everyone in the Bush White House from the start of the transition…President Bush made a point of making sure that the Obama team was fully briefed on all national security matters. The result was a series of meetings, the first ever between outgoing and incoming senior officials…”

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