Tuesday, February 15, 2011

George Bush indictment for War Crimes...



Bush trip to Geneva Cancelled

Europeans know a WAR CRIMINAL when they smell one.
And sooner or later Dumbya will go before a war crimes tribunal -- and
be held accountable for turning the U.S. Into "Torture Nation."
Millions of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are dead,
maimed for life, or homeless due to criminal decisions by Bush and his
puppet master Cheney.

"Bush trip to Switzerland called off amid threats of protests, legal

By Peter Finn
Washington Post Staff Writer

Saturday, February 5, 2011
A planned trip to Switzerland by George W. Bush was canceled after
human rights activists called for demonstrations and threatened legal
action over allegations that the former president sanctioned the
torture of terrorism suspects.

The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and several
European human rights groups said they were planning to file a
complaint against Bush and wanted Swiss prosecutors to open a criminal
case against him once he arrived in the country.
In what would have been his first European trip since leaving the
presidency, Bush was scheduled to speak in Geneva on Feb. 12 at a
dinner in honor of the United Israel Appeal. A lawyer for the
organization said Bush's appearance was canceled because of the risk
of violence, and that the threat of legal action was not an issue.
"The calls to demonstrate were sliding into dangerous terrain," the
lawyer, Robert Equey, told the Swiss daily Tribune de Geneve.
A spokesman for Bush said the former president regretted that his
speech was canceled.

"President Bush was looking forward to speaking about freedom and
offering reflections from his time in office," David Sherzer said in
an e-mailed statement.

Sherzer said that Bush has traveled to Canada, Brazil, China, Japan,
South Korea and the Middle East since leaving office.

Organizers of a rally outside the Hotel Wilson, where the speech was
scheduled to take place, had called on demonstrators to each bring a
shoe, an effort to echo the assault on Bush during a news conference
in Baghdad in 2008 when an Iraqi journalist threw a shoe at him.

The Center for Constitutional Rights said in a statement that they had
planned to bring the complaint under the Convention Against Torture on
behalf of two of men, Majid Khan, who remains at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,
and Sami al-Hajj, a former Al Jazeera cameraman who was released in
May 2008. The 2,500-page complaint will not be filed in court, but
will be released Monday at a media event in Switzerland.

"Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt he canceled his trip
to avoid our case," the Center's statement said. "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

A Swiss Foreign Ministry spokesman told the Associated Press that the
country's Justice Ministry had concluded that Bush would have immunity
from prosecution for any alleged actions while in office. The Center
for Constitutional Rights disputed that interpretation, arguing there
is no such immunity under the Convention Against Torture.

The Center, and its European partners, earlier filed suits against
former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other Bush administration
officials in Germany and France. Those cases were dismissed.