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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Running Scared

  Former U.S. President George W. Bush was set to make an appearance in Switzerland on Saturday at an event honouring the United Israel Appeal. However, Bush never showed up for his first European gig since leaving office, and there's a good possibility that he'll be staying home from now on.

147 nations have ratified the U.N. Convention Against Torture. The Center For Constitutional Rights has compiled a legal complaint of over 2,500 pages detailing waterboarding and other methods of torture approved by George W. Bush during his tenure. The CCR wanted to pursue a case against Bush for the torture of 2 men at Guantanamo Bay. Neither of these men are alleged 9/11 conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, whom Bush proudly admits approving the torture of in his new book, which he really wants you to buy. This and more are the basis for the CCR and the European Center For Constitutional and Human Rights releasing Monday what amounts to a preliminary indictment against George Walker Bush for war crimes.

Human beings have human rights; liberties that Mr. Bush became acutely aware of as part of the course of assuming office. In civilized societies, everyone is entitled to a fair trial which includes presumption of innocence. George W. Bush was so out for vengeance that he stopped viewing others as human beings and became just as vile as those he saw as enemies. You cannot torture people nor authorize the use of it, regardless of your opinion of the accused. Had George Bush gone to Switzerland there is a very good chance that he would have been arrested. He's also slated to come to Canada this year and could very well be apprehended. If he's not caught, the only safe place may be his ranch in Texas.

Stay tuned.

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