Torture Has Consequences.

by Daniel Russ on February 8, 2011

George W. Bush

GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled 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.

Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner on Feb. 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country.

Criminal complaints against Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials say.

Source: Reuters

Essentially what this means is that Bush could find his legacy years limited to traveling around the US and Canada. He won’t be able to go to Europe for a while, and neither will Rumsfeld, or Cheney. Cheney looks like he has one foot in the grave anyway. If there is Hell, Cheney will soon enough be there. This entire scenario is an absolutely amazing change of affairs in the tens years since Bush became President of the United States; that we would start torturing people and the world would in return limit the travel of and begin prosecutions for a former US President.


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