Monday, February 7, 2011

Dubya Cancels Trip To Switzerland, Fears War Crimes Charges

Her Royal Majesty King George II had plans to visit a Jewish conference in Switzerland-- until he realized that he would be vulnerable to charges as a war criminal as a consequence of authorizing torture during his presidency.

"The Jewish charity group, United Israel Appeal, said it was canceling Bush’s invitation on security grounds, not due to legal action. 'The calls to demonstrate were sliding into dangerous terrain,' Robert Equey, a lawyer for the organization, said. Protesters urged attendees of the rally to bring a shoe, recalling the moment when an Iraqi journalist threw one at Bush.

"The human rights groups had a different interpretation. 'Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt he canceled his trip to avoid our case,' the Center for Constitutional Rights and others said in a statement. 'He’s avoiding the handcuffs,' Reed Brody, counsel for Human Rights Watch, told Reuters."

He has repeatedly stated that he has no regrets in authorizing waterboarding of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.  If he feels he did the right thing, maybe he should stand before his accusers and assert the morality of his decision.  Or is international law too much of an inconvenience for Dubya?


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