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Bush's Swiss visit off after complaints on torture

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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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Bush's Swiss visit off after complaints on torture


www.reuters.com

(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said on Saturday.
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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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I don't know why the article uses uses "alleged torture" in it when Bush himself mentioned in his memoirs he authorised torture but whatever, I understand we should not emulate Bush. United States has, aside from the brief era when Bush was president, always considered waterboarding to be torture and in fact has prosecuted people for it - remember executing Japanese soldiers for waterboarding after WWII?

Maybe someday, he won't be able to even leave Texas. We can always hope!

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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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Already a thread open on this:

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But this article is far better than the one of www.rawstory.com.


"Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt he canceled his trip to avoid our case. The message from civil society is clear - If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans. It's a slow process for accountability, but we keep going," the Paris-based FIDH and New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights said in a joint statement on Saturday.

edit on 6-2-2011 by gnostician because: (no reason given)


Comming from Reuters? Uhm, really? Give me a minute....

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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 04:58 AM
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One word for this article.

Brilliant!

Atleast the Swiss sees him for what he is,a War Mongeror,it is just a pitty others willnot follow thier lead and stop him from visiting thier countres also. Then he will not be able to leave his texas ranch, then our prayers would be answered.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 05:21 AM
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