05 February 2011

george w bush cancels visit to switzerland over fears of arrest

tip: next time do not announce your plans in advance.

UPDATE: the hill's blog briefing room: excerpt:
President George W. Bush has canceled an event in the famously neutral country Switzerland because of expected protests to his presence there.

Bush was supposed to give the keynote address at a Jewish group's charity gala on Feb. 12 in Geneva.

Leftist groups had planned to protest the visit, according to news agencies. But several human rights groups had also filed criminal complaints against Bush, demanding that he be taken into custody if he stepped on Swiss soil and investigated for allegations of ordering torture.

A right-wing member of the Swiss parliament also demanded last week Bush's arrest on war crimes allegations if he came to the country, according to Reuters. ~ read more
the commenter bunky over at the hill wrote up a succinct description:
by bunky on 02/05/2011 at 10:40

They shouldn't have warned him ahead of time.

They should have just arrested him as soon as he stepped on Swiss soil and taken him off to prison to stand trial, which is what should have happened in the U.S. Some democracy we have here huh?

America is supposed to be an example to the world of a nation that follows the 'rule of law'. What a joke.

We don't even prosecute our own criminals and other countries have to step in to do it for us!

The Obama justice department and the congress were negligent in their duties to prosecute Bush for war crimes. What a travesty of justice.