Arrest Bush, says Amnesty International: A change of Times not a time of Change

Source / Courtesy: Press TV

Amnesty International has urged African nations to arrest former US President George W. Bush during his visit to the continent this month.

“International law requires that there be no safe haven for those responsible for torture; Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia must seize this opportunity to fulfill their obligations and end the impunity George W. Bush has so far enjoyed,” senior legal advisor for Amnesty International, Matt Pollard said.

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  1. It was interesting to note a few months ago that George Bush cancelled a visit to Geneva, Switzerland, because he was afraid that he might be arrested.

    So far only ‘losers’ have been brought to the International Criminal Court. No one who has won an election or is/was part of a Superpower has been arrested.

    Strange ‘equality before the law’ …

  2. Quoting from the original source:

    “President from 2001 to 2009, Bush authorized the use of waterboarding, as well as other interrogation techniques, considered to be torture by human rights groups.”

    The Golden rule has been promoted by all religions, cultures and civilizations, “Do not do to others that you would not like done to you!” It seems that many of the present Presidential candidates in USA, are also exposing their lack of integrity in recent debates, with the exception of Congressman Ron Paul, by violating the Golden rule, in as far as they want to condone torture for suspects! Those who think waterboarding is not torture and want suspects be subjected to it, should first consider subjecting themselves to it for a short period in pursuance of the Golden rule, to make sure that waterboarding is indeed not torture and is easily bearable!

  3. We say from a proverb in Urdu that it justice from Allah may be delayed but never denied. Here is the proof and it is going to get better. In addition to this Tony Blair should also be declared a war criminal. Days of reckoning are not far inshallah

  4. But, what if he cancels his visit to Africa just like he did to Switzerland claiming ‘insecurity’? I just hope and pray that he doesn’t and also, that one of the African countries that he will be visiting will have the sense and courage to get him arrested as AI advices.

    Most African countries, including my own, are very afraid of ‘aid’ stopped to them if they ‘annoy’ a developed country like USA on whom they depend for various things including monetary assistance.

    Hence, one wonders what would happen ….

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