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The Laura Bush 'Confession' is Far From Harmless

Her confession of complicity in fatal crash is part of decades long cover up.

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(CINCINNATI) - Back in 2000, when the Bush machine was attacking John McCain for having fathered an inter-racial child and for being a homosexual, we thought politics had reached the lowest levels possible. This was Karl Rove’s work. Ted Sampley, former Green Beret tells of Rove pushing him to expose McCain for wrongdoing while a POW. Sampley, no longer with us, laughed about Rove and thought of him as a “weasel.”

With years of personal venom against the Clinton family and attacks on President Carter’s daughter Amy, not unlike those against Chelsea Clinton, nobody was safe from criticism, nobody but Laura Bush, daughter in law of former CIA director, George H. W. Bush. However, the real problem wasn’t payoffs or destroying reputations. The real problem was murderous thuggery. Ronnie Moffit Karpen is an early example of how brazen “these people” are.

Think about what Lee Emil Wanta could tell about the Bush family. Oh, you never heard of him either? There is so much that never got out. “Ratting out” Bush family crimes leads to unpleasant consequences sometimes. If the truth about Wanta were to surface, the world’s financial structure would be shaken to its roots.

Ever hear of Henry Kok? You aren’t likely to meet him. Nobody will tell you why. The list of people like this, these are names any journalist has, names like Jeff Gannon or Victor Ashe. There are quite terrible things tied to these names and so many others. Do we talk about Mike Connell or Jake Horton? There have never been more timely plane crashes, except maybe for Ron Brown. Why was Sibel Edmonds silenced by the Attorney General of the United States for years? Why would reliable testimony of dozens of Bush officials being involved, not only in spying and drug dealing but in terrorism as well be silenced?

Anyone want to talk to Enron’s John Clifford Baxter? Oops, he is gone too.

General James Rose could tell you how dangerous it is to have handled Bush military records. He and several others could but are no longer with us. We could ask Steve Kangas about it but he is gone as is Danny Casolaro. People think war correspondents have a dangerous life, trying looking at the Bush family.

This goes so much further than corruption. When I think about this and getting Warren Buffet and other stooges to run the Swift Boat ads, all proven lies.

With the family history of “accidents,” it is no mystery that Laura gets to make her confession decades later and in a self serving and convenient way. There is an air of “Confessions of a Mafia Princess” about this. Laura may have been a perfect match for Bush, tied early in life to that got out of hand, to the point of torture, a theme that would stick around for a long time. Laura Bush was hardly a First Lady dedicated to anything other than, well, we don’t really know. Perhaps her attempts to “spin” the past might reveal something[1].

There is another version out there that puts the accident into a different light[2].

Snopes published this '62 Corvair photo, we're not sure if this is the actual car

Multiple accounts, including an unauthorized biography of Laura Bush, have quoted classmates or simply referred to Douglas as an ex-boyfriend.

After the police report was finally released to the Associated Press in 2000, Jim Vertuno wrote as his lead sentence, “At 17, Laura Bush ran a stop sign and crashed into another car, killing her boyfriend who was driving it, according to an accident report released to The Associated Press on Wednesday.”

From Snopes:

There has always been speculation about the nature of his relationship with Laura Welch. One rumor asserts the two had never dated, but that Laura had been romantically interested in him. Another claims he had been Laura’s boyfriend when he died, and another that he had once been her boyfriend but the couple had subsequently broken up. (The latter theory is advanced in the 2002 biography of the Bushes, George and Laura: Portrait of an American Marriage, which states Laura Welch and Michael Douglas had dated throughout early and mid-1963, but by the fall of that year Michael was going out with Regan Gammon, one of Miss Welch’s closest friends.)

… according to Gerhart’s book, “The police accident report notes that the pavement was dry and the visibility excellent on the night Laura flew through the stop sign at 50 miles per hour.”

The photos in the police file show an intersection bisecting the flat Texas landscape, a stop sign unobscured by buildings or shrubs, nothing but utility poles marching toward the horizon. They show the violence of the impact: Mike Douglas’s ‘62 Corvair looks like one of those carcasses police departments put by the side of the road to scare people off drinking and driving. Its metal hood and right front side panel are crumpled like a ball of paper, its entire chassis wrenched out of shape.

Gerhart notes Laura Bush “was not charged, not even ticketed for running through the stop sign, although Douglas’ death was the second fatality at that intersection that year. The police reportedly found no evidence of drinking or excessive speed, although the report is inconclusive as to whether she was tested for alcohol.”

The Washington Post writer speculated, “Perhaps Mike Douglas’s parents, who lived out in the country and weren’t part of the more affluent set in town, didn’t have the right connections to press for a more vigorous investigation.”

Journalists knew of Laura Bush’s fatal car accident long ago but it was never reported. We were told anyone publicly talking about it would “have an accident” or plane crash.

The story that was out there was not so similar to the one we are hearing now, decades later. Keeping this out of the news involved death threats and payoffs and a massive cover-up.

Keeping the Bush name clean and shining meant hiding arrest records for drunken driving, cocaine charges, classifying military records and silencing lots of people. With the Webster Tarpley biography of dad suppressed and Hatfield, the ex-felon who dug up a ton of verified information on Bush drug arrests, crooked business deals and worse, only to have his books pulled off the shelf and burned, giving any member of the Bush clan a free ride for a self serving confession is undeserved.

There is so much more to confess than a very edited version of a teenage error. There are the threats and lives ruined covering it up and the years spent as the wife of the “Fortunate Son.” Was Laura a “beard” for “W,” long suspected of being a homosexual?

What is it like being married to a torturer and war criminal? Are these harsh terms? Whenever I hear from a member of Dr. Aafia’s family, I think of Laura Bush.

Raja Mujtaba & Jeff Gates in Islamabad, Pakistan. Feb 2010 Photo by
Gordon Duff. Gordon and Jeff writer for Veterans Today &

Dr. Aafia is Pakistani national, PhD from MIT in microbiology, a scientist of some real esteem who, at the “secret orders” of George W. Bush, was kidnapped with her small children, bought from a criminal gang in Pakistan to spend years of torture in an illegal prison. After 5 years of rape and torture, Aafia is put on trial, not for any crime, but for trying to murder those who were torturing and raping her, 7 of them. Do you think Laura woke up every morning feeling guilt because of rape and torture ordered by her husband, written off by the two of them as though it were all a college prank.

Laura Bush was silent on this and the fate of over a million Iraqis killed by her husband. I wonder if she ever asked him where he spent his time in the military during the Vietnam War? Records show Bush failing a drug test and simply disappearing. Those records will never be released but the math is simple, not AWOL, but deserter. “Daddy, what did you do during the war?”

Aafia, the 100 pound, wheelchair bound hellion who had to be shot twice in the abdomen by her “translator” to keep her from murdering her “interrogators”….

Now wait a second. They speak English in Pakistan. Aafia lived in the US for years and has a doctorate from MIT. I would bet any amount that she speaks English much better than George W. Bush, in fact so much better it isn’t funny. In fact, this isn’t speculation, but a fact. How many innocent Muslims were kidnapped and thrown into the Gulag when President Bush sent out a “casting call” for dupes to be thrown into the CIA gulag, nobody in particular, just “numbers” so Ashcroft and Gonzales could claim “terrorist suspect” arrests.

Torture, prisons, cover-ups, the Katrina disaster, the Iraq invasion, the incredible mishandling of Afghanistan and, of course, the financial collapse of America into a sea of debt, debt for the poor while the wealthy and powerful, especially our Israeli-American contingent raked it in, cover provided by the White House, cover like the plane loads of Israeli agents and bin Laden family members flown out of the US “secretly” after 9/11.

The real story on Laura, what is it? This is 2010 and a fact in evidence for decades, something that might have been used unfairly against her is now released, her version. What’s wrong with this?

With decades of acrimony and hate in every aspect of American politics, with Limbaugh and Rove orchestrating personal attacks on family members of any democratic politician, does anyone believe that terrible things weren’t done to keep this out of the news?

If Laura is going to tell a story, it should go like this:

“My husband’s father used to run the CIA. His family, though now tied at the hip with Christian Zionists and Israeli extremists, were close business partners with the people who planned and executed the holocaust. In fact, our family is one of those most complicit in the holocaust, were even cited for it during WW2[4].

In fact, calling us Nazis is about as accurate as you can get.

We love torture. We even proved it was legal. Thousands were tortured, many simply disappeared. Very few ever came to trial you see, not everyone stands up well to torture and sometimes, OK, more than 90% of the time, we were torturing the wrong people. Sorry about that. Family habit.

There isn’t a disaster that has befallen America that our family wasn’t involved in. We have been in business with the bin Ladens for decades. 9/11 and the strange and inexplicable aftermath, invading 2 wrong countries and years of calculated failures that brought America into bankruptcy and disrepute are our legacy. Think of the money we saved America by cutting funding for veterans and having their records destroyed by the car load? We do some good. In fact we did this and so much more for veterans, so much it would take a stack of books to cover it all.

Because of this good work, we don’t have as many veterans to worry about anymore. Veterans are boring, little people, unimportant people, not worth the time to write about.

When Saddam was buying anthrax and botulism, who do you think was involved? When our “enemy,” Iran bought American weapons illegally, who do you think planned it? When the world’s largest heroin dealer, a Pakistani received a secret pardon, who do you think signed it? Ah, but I digress, I could go on forever. This is all about a traffic accident and me talking about how upset I have been. I won’t be talking about how this was kept out of the news for decades or what was done and who it was done to.

Maybe I can save this for another book.”


If this had been anyone but Laura Bush, can you imagine the media frenzy? Half a dozen private investigators, funded by Swift Boat supporters would have been pushing cash all over Texas in an attempt to buy a murder charge. You would Google “Laura Bush drunk murder boyfriend” and get thousands of websites. Bloggers who carried the story would get free trips to Israel like hundreds of our members of government and the military. I love hearing about these trips. I picture a scene from a James Bond movie. Bond opens the hotel door and, there, draped across the bed, naked, a:

  • Young girl
  • Young boy
  • Farm animal
  • Transvestite
  • Kidnapped and shackled Muslim waiting to be tortured
  • Any 2 or 3 of the above would be waiting, a helpless look.

Instead, there is decades of silence. How was that silence paid for? Was it money or blood or simply power and fear?

And so it goes.

[1] Cartoon on Bush recalls Yale frat hazing by Kimberly Chows and Jack Mirkinsons -

[2] Laura Bush blames car and ’small’ stop sign for alleged ex-boyfriend’s death - The Raw Story

[3] Freeing Dr. Aafia, a Matter of Honour - Gordon Duff

[4] How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power - Guardian UK


Gordon Duff is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran and a regular contributor to Veterans Today and Gordon specializes in political and social issues that affect Americans and all citizens of the world. You can see a large collection of Gordon's published articles at this link:

Gordon Duff is an outspoken advocate for veterans and his powerful words have brought about change in many ways, time after time. He is a lifelong Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferer from his war experiences and he is empathetic to the plight of today's veterans also suffering from this unique and yet common problem, that is manageable with the right amount of care and support. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to feature Gordon's timely and critical reports on, a news organization staffed by a number of veterans, particularly former U.S. Marines.

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Anonymous April 30, 2010 7:57 am (Pacific time)

The moron using the name Bill Griffith seriously needs to get a life.  Daniel, you tower above this man mentally.

Daniel April 29, 2010 11:53 am (Pacific time)

Bill you have been spending too much time watching Brit and your gods over at fox causing too much IQ loss. Do you keep changing your name on purpose or you can not remember what it is .

Bill Griffith April 28, 2010 6:16 pm (Pacific time)

I wonder how well her book sales will go compared to others? John Kerry and the swiftboat adds really were not all that consequential to Vietnam combat veterans, because we all knew what a complete phoney and liar Kerry was/is. Of course it was great propaganda for our enemies, and Kerry is still providing the same propaganda and morale harming verbiage today. America truely dodged a bullet when that sob lost, but the poor voters of Massachusettes sure have been taken for a ride. I would add that those of you who knock Bush for not going to Vietnam, please be appraised that Clinton in 1968 went to Moscow to protest the Vietnam War, at least Bush did not to that to us vets while we were in Vietnam. Clinton did not serve in the military, nor did many former presidents, but only Clinton protested against us during a time of war, so he's right there with Kerry when it comes to this utter level of disrespect while our military is in harms way. They sound like a lot of similar politicians currently.

Editor: Bill/TC/Whatever you are today: Did you ever think of being a comedian?  I assume you probably resemble your heroes, I imagine you as a cross between sort of a Rove looker with some Laura Bush attributes, am I close?  Did you know that you actually have no right to even address this and we only approve your comments for laughs?  Gordon, like John Kerry, who was elected President of this nation, fought in Vietnam.  They didn't go to Canada, they didn't hide behind deferments or daddy's skirts like GW, they went and served and had courage, the same way they do today.  I know Gordon and there are few people more true alive.  I know John Kerry's step son Andre Heink Kerry, a Hell of a nice guy, and I know the Green Beret he pulled out of the water in the Mekong Delta, in fact I spent half a day with Jim Rassman,  You can read about it: Op-Ed: War Hero Max Cleland Calls for Changing the Course During Visit to Oregon; Many Say it Can't Happen Fast Enough OP-Ed by: Tim King  So if our readers want to know about 'Swiftboat politics' there is plenty of information.  This character leaving the above comment is one who always shows up under different names, trying to appear as multiple "GOP" representatives.  It is sad but very telling of their waning numbers as the nation sinks further and further due to the antics of the politicians that morons like this adhere to.  Thank God for people like Gordon Duff, Semper Fi.   

mike April 28, 2010 5:46 pm (Pacific time) are one sick deranged idiot

Editor: Well you probably should have sympathy for her, I'm sure Ms. Bush didn't do it intentionally.

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