Bush’s Shrinking World: George W. Bush Cancels Europe Trip as Human Rights Lawyers Threaten Legal Action over Torture

30 Nov

This is from back in Feb 2011, but it went by relatively silently. As of this week (of posting) Kuala Lampur has found Bush and Blair guilty of war crimes and committing genocide (Iraq).

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2757663421213

I’ve written to the FB post author of the above link and am working on a better one.

Meanwhile…chew on this….

click here to go to Democracy Now video: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/10/bushs_shrinking_world_george_w_bush?gclid=CJSMq-293qwCFY2b7QodiWS4pQ

Former President George W. Bush has been forced to cancel a planned trip to Switzerland after human rights attorneys threatened to take legal action against him for sanctioning the use of torture. The Center for Constitutional Rights said they had planned to bring a complaint on behalf of two men who were tortured by U.S. interrogators and held at the military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. “It was disappointing that we’re not able to actually prosecute him,” says CCR legal director Bill Quigley. “But I think it has shown worldwide that even though he was the president of the United States, if you engage in torture… there are consequences.” [includes rush transcript]

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