Bush Facing Arrest

News source: Reuters

President G W Bush was scheduled to be one of the main speakers at a prestigious event in Geneva, Switzerland – the Keren Hayesod’s Annual Dinner on Feb. 12. However, he decided to cancel the participation in the event, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch, due to the  pressure upon the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters Switzerland

International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) claims that as Mr. Bush had admitted to being responsible for torture in his memoirs and on TV, he is a wanted criminal in Switzerland as criminal complaints have been lodged in a Geneva court against him. “He’s avoiding the handcuffs,” Reed Brody, counsel for Human Rights Watch, told Reuters.

Should Mr. Bush be arrested? Is he a war criminal, or war hero having done what he thought was right for his country and the west?  Let us have your views.. commenting is free in Times of Dominica…


2 Comments to “Bush Facing Arrest”

  1. Welll, Bush did what all American presidents have done and would do facing Americans baying for blood – any blood – after 9/11. Even Obama is turning a blind eye towards waterboarding and the wanton killings and torture of all and sundry (including American servicemen, reporters and innocent civilians) in the name of a ‘war on terror’ (perhaps more aptly named – the ‘war of terror’ 🙂 . So I don’t think that Bush is so bad and in any event waterboarding is not all people are saying it is. I tried it once just for fun (some of my soldier friends assisted) and felt fine afterwards. Of course, when it was being done to me, I hated every minute of it 🙂

  2. ‘Bush had admitted to being responsible for torture’

    Is torture ever justfiable?! I think not.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s