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  • By Stephen Paine
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Review of Smoke & Mirrors" "The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice." -- George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2002 If you have any doubts about the seriousness of the Bush regime – its politics, its motives, its way of doing business - have a look at Stephen Paine’s "Smoke & Mirrors." Mr. Paine’s book is a meticulously documented and detailed description of the White House’s crimes and flagrant disregard of the Constitution since the 2000 presidential campaign--and seizure of the White House. The book is timely as the list of charges against the White House continues to grow. Everything from the fraudulent vote counting, to imaginary weapons of mass destruction, to preemptive war-for-profit is dissected in a factual, accessible way. Paine exposes many of the outrageous acts we’ve come to take for... More > granted as part of the White House daily mission of greed and corruption. "Smoke & Mirrors" is an exhaustive collection of research detailing major crimes perpetrated against the United States - and the world - and is a call to action for participatory democracy. The author doesn’t shy away from discussing lack of accountability in the White House or the cowardice of the Democrats in the face of blatant power-mongering and manipulation. The Bush machine will go to any length to control the press and public opinion - from manufacturing lies to curtailing individual rights. Exposing the country’s internal threat to political, economic and social stability is the theme of this book. Stephen Paine examines the hypocrisy of the White House’s "Clear Skies" initiative, the underfunded "Leave No Child Behind", it's disregard for health care, and the Wolfowitz/Rumsfeld/Cheney school of political deceit and manipulation – all are used to elucidate the growing danger of unrestrained avarice. "Smoke & Mirrors" is the battle cry for the loss of American values--as well as a literal wake up call by a hypnotist. Loaded with valuable links to comprehensive research, the book is a compendium of documentation of what is not being said by the major press outlets. The extensive list of links and bibliography alone are of value for detailed analysis of the Bush regime’s succession of seditious acts and ensuing reportage. The book calls for nothing less than the arrest of George Bush and cabal and the rescinding of all of their regulations and policies, or a clean sweep of the current regime, its propaganda machine, and a return to participatory democracy. It is itself, an historic document. - Edward Lynx, Lahaina, HI, 3/2007< Less
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provocative edition
Stephen Paine
July 23, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.52 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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