Amnesty calls on Canada to arrest George W. Bush

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Oct 12, 2011
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    Amnesty International wants the federal government to arrest former U.S. president George W. Bush when he visits British Columbia next week.

    The rights body said both Canadian and international law require Canada to detain Bush and investigate him for war crimes and torture.

    "It is incumbent upon Canadian officials to investigate, arrest and prosecute former president Bush for torture when he arrives in Canada a week tomorrow," said Alex Neve, Amnesty Canada's secretary general.

    Bush and former president Bill Clinton are scheduled to attend an economic conference in Surrey, B.C. next week.

    Neve said many will argue that arresting Bush is unrealistic because the United States is a close and powerful ally or that the crisis after 9-11 required extraordinary measures.

    "None of those arguments justify inaction under international law," he said.

    Neve conceded that arresting a former president would likely cause tension with the United States, but "taking a principled step merits that sort of strain."

    Neve said Bush admitted in his memoirs that he authorized the use of torture against terror suspects.

    American authorities used a variety of torture methods, including water boarding, beatings and sleep deprivation, Neve said.

    The Bush administration used euphemisms such as "enhanced interrogation techniques," but these methods constituted torture.

    "All of this was authorized and condoned and put in place through his own repeated decisions."

    Neve said the international arm of Amnesty sent a lengthy brief to Justice Minister Rob Nicholson outlining the government's responsibilities under international law and urging him to act.

    "This is something the entire global movement stands behind," Neve said.

    Nicholson's office did not respond to a call for comment on Amnesty's demand.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/12/pol-amnesty-canada-bush-arrest.html?cmp=googleeditorspick
     
  2. how did he torture anyone cameras were on him like all thetime and no ones filed a poice report
     
  3. I wasn't lolling at first, but by the third ok i took off like a roffleship.
     
  4. i didnt think amnesty international was full of crazy?
     
  5. lol amnesty are full of "do this do that" and never do anything themselves
     
  6. i thought they were a legit group,srsly
     
  7. theyre like greenpeace without boats/climbing equipment/paint
     
  8. maybe i have them confused
    is there a legit group that kepes track of the same kind of thing

    the un
    lol
     
  9. BLAME CANADA!
     
  10. nice
     
  11. well i want a hotter girlfriend and a vipper srt-10 acr black venom edition but its not gonna happen
     
  12. WE can't even arrest our own criminals! How can we arrest a free man?
     
  13. my main man jdkleidon is living that lifestyle

    the only thing between you and your goals is putting down that bong and going to work on that melted giant reeses soup
     
  14. Amnesty is a bunch of jelly dicked mormon pussy #%$gots
     
  15. ya lemme pour it over this pizza
    #$%#
    gotta blk up
    pwrlftng season is right around the conrer
     
  16. yes canada, arrest george bush!

    OCCUPY PERTH!
     
  17. lol 90% of superman posts are aout perth

    welcome to planet perf
     
  18. Bush will just bring Chuck Norris. Chick > entire cast of mounties.
     
  19. lolololol
     
  20. Isn't that a planet filled with ewoks?
     
  21. Lol dumb
     

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