Bush Canada visit
"Professor Boyle has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales for extraordinary renditions, which include torture and enforced disappearances, both crimes under the Rome Statute for the ICC to which Canada is a party.
Although the US is not a party to the Rome Statute, the ICC has jurisdiction to prosecute Bush administration officials for extraordinary renditions carried out in states that are party to the Rome Statute. (See at footnote 9, page 4 of LAW’s August 25th letter, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Secret detentions and illegal transfers of detainees involving council of Europe member states).
Professor Boyle’s ICC Complaint played a decisive role in deterring Bush from going to Switzerland in February 2011 because he feared prosecution there."
My guess is that he will never leave the US again. Hey, could be worse- it is a big country, got a good pension, gets to do some ceremonial stuff here and there.
you can paint a donkey red...
or an elephant blue.
One is still a jack#$$, and the other one still creates huge piles of poo.
Are there places where you get fitted for a partisan hack suit of clothing?
Re: Bush Canada visit
Not likely going to happen nox.
This from a story dated March 17, 2009
"The act, passed in 2000, allows the Canadian government to charge someone for war crimes even if the accused is a foreign citizen and the crimes took place abroad.
"It's absolutely cutting-edge legislation," Byers said. "It's probably the best and most wide-reaching legislation in the world and we can be proud of it. The only thing we can't be proud of is our reluctance to implement it."
'Difficult to conceive': Byers
To date, there has been only one prosecution under the nine-year-old law.
Rwandan war crimes suspect Desire Munyaneza is still awaiting a verdict in a Quebec court and faces a life sentence in a Canadian prison.
Enacting the legislation requires the consent of the federal government, throwing the probability of a prosecution of Bush in serious doubt.
It's difficult to conceive of the Harper government allowing an arrest of a former U.S. president," Byers said. "This is a government that won't even request the repatriation of Omar Khadr," he said, referring to the Canadian citizen who has spent the last six years held at Guantanamo Bay on the accusation of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.
And I would remind you Harper now has a majority in Parliament compared to the minority he had then so even the opposition parties can not pressure him.