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Amnesty International: Hey, you know who you should arrest? (Not everyone missing Dubya yet) )
Hotair ^ | 12/02/2011 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 12/02/2011 6:39:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

George W. Bush is hitting the road, traveling overseas to Africa in an effort to promote health initiatives com batting cancer and AIDS. But while he’s there, human rights group Amnesty International has a suggestion for several government representatives. “Say… this might be a good time to lock that guy up.”

The Bush team isn’t pleased.

Former members of the George W. Bush administration assailed Amnesty International Thursday for demanding the former president’s arrest while he and his family are in Africa, calling Amnesty’s campaign at best a form of “harassment” and at worst a threat.

The world’s largest human rights group said Thursday “there is enough evidence in the public domain” to justify Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia arresting the former president during his visit to the region on charges of committing “crimes under international law.” The president is traveling in the three nations between Thursday and Monday to promote AIDS and cancer awareness.

“They’ve been trying to get any country where President Bush and Vice President Cheney visit to harass them wherever they go,” former Justice Department attorney John Yoo said of Amnesty’s actions.

The group continues to pursue claims that Bush’s administration engaged in torture while prosecuting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They’ve found no opportunity to address the situation at home, where new administrations – even those of the opposite party – are loathe to go after past presidents, and GWB’s popularity has actually been making something of a comeback. So apparently they saw their only chance in getting the governments of one of the African nations Bush visits to do the deed for them.

Needless to say, their calls appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

It’s probably a rough time to attempt it anyway, if only in terms of public relations messaging. The younger Bush isn’t over there to invade any countries or lock anyone up. It’s probably tough to stir up resentment against someone working to fight cancer, after all.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; bush; dubya; georgebush

1 posted on 12/02/2011 6:39:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Unlike many parts of the world - W is a bit of a hero in Africa due to his championing the support of AIDs related giving during his administration. He was welcomed as a conquering hero his last time on the Continent.

They are pissing in the wind on this one... what’s new?


2 posted on 12/02/2011 6:43:43 AM PST by fremont_steve
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To: SeekAndFind

“We came, we saw, we killed him.”

Any Amnesty outcries about that?

Just another intra-globalist tempest in a teapot.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 6:45:21 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: fremont_steve

Yes. Rather ironic that W poured millions of American tax dollars into the Dark Continent to help them fight aids.

“Compassionate” conservativism at work. Wasting American money on foreign ingrates.

MANY of the BAD moves made by “W” while in Office were EXPANDED and ENLARGED upon by his FAR more dangerous and FAR more inept successor.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 6:59:16 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: ZULU

Damn George: Don’t we have something here in America you can do to give yourself some brownie points?


5 posted on 12/02/2011 7:20:39 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Not wanting it to happen but, what would our Marxist in Chief do if Bush were actually arrested?


6 posted on 12/02/2011 7:26:21 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

AI is a socialist, commie org that needs to be exposed and marginalized and NOT quoted as an unbiased, dispassionate voice of fairness and reason.
Their agenda makes ACORN’s look amaturish...


7 posted on 12/02/2011 7:41:05 AM PST by matginzac
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To: ZULU

Millions?

IIRC, when it was announced, it was going to be billions. And I know I saw Laura on Fox just a few weeks ago touting the program, which she stated she and her daughter(s) are still active in.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 7:52:41 AM PST by ngat
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To: Venturer

“Damn George: Don’t we have something here in America you can do to give yourself some brownie points?”

Liberal globalist is liberal globalist.

See my tagline. Apples don’t fall far from the tree.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 8:40:38 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Don Corleone
...what would our Marxist in Chief do if Bush were actually arrested?

Extradite Cheney to stand trial with Bush?

10 posted on 12/02/2011 8:47:38 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Venturer

He is actually getting ready to endorse Romney.

I think Romney met recently with the Klan chietainess, Barbara Bush - the one who admits to not liking guns.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 11:08:49 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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I hope you mean the Bush Clan and not the Klan.

LOL

I wouldnt doubt he wouldn’t endorse Romney, that would be another of his mistakes.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 2:23:27 PM PST by Venturer
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