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Arrest Bush, Amnesty asks Canada
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Posted on 10/12/2011 11:57:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Arrest Bush, Amnesty asks Canada

From correspondents in Ottawa AFP October 13, 2011 5:03AM

AMNESTY International has called on Canadian authorities to arrest and prosecute George W Bush, saying the former US president authorised "torture" as he directed the US-led war on terror.

Mr Bush is expected to attend an economic summit in Surrey in Canada's westernmost British Columbia province on October 20.

London-based Amnesty made a case for Mr Bush's legal responsibility for a series of human rights violations in a memorandum submitted last month to Canadian authorities but only now released to the media.

"Canada is required by its international obligations to arrest and prosecute former president Bush given his responsibility for crimes under international law including torture," Amnesty's Susan Lee said.

"As the US authorities have, so far, failed to bring former president Bush to justice, the international community must step in. A failure by Canada to take action during his visit would violate the UN Convention Against Torture and demonstrate contempt for fundamental human rights." Ms Lee said.

Amnesty, backed by the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, says Mr Bush authorised the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and "waterboarding" on detainees held in secret by the Central Intelligence Agency between 2002 and 2009.

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1 posted on 10/12/2011 11:57:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

How come these commies aren’t calling for the arrest of Obama for ordering the killing of an American citizen (Ali-Wacky, or whatever)? Duh?


2 posted on 10/12/2011 12:01:36 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama continued Gitmo....

So they can have Bush if they have the Cajones to Take away Obama at the same time.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 12:02:02 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

Amnesty International: the folks who want President Bush arrested but believe Mumia Abu Jamal is a victim of injustice.

Swell. Just swell.


4 posted on 10/12/2011 12:03:13 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They should saying arrest Obama instead.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 12:03:41 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Arrest Bush, Amnesty”

They need to make up their minds.


6 posted on 10/12/2011 12:05:23 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: ozzymandus

My thoughts exactly!


7 posted on 10/12/2011 12:05:30 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

When will they notice that the Obamareich has been busily arming drug gangs in Mexico, and that hundreds of brown people have been killed as a result?


8 posted on 10/12/2011 12:07:49 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ozzymandus
Because O'Zero was given the Peace Prize. That gives him immunity to wage war. Don't you get it? :)
9 posted on 10/12/2011 12:09:16 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Sub-Driver

Canada shouldn’t let fear and common sense hold them back.

I swear, harm so much as a single hair on President Bush’s head and you will start a fire, so to speak, that you will never be able to put out.......


10 posted on 10/12/2011 12:12:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: Sub-Driver

I remember reading sometimes ago where Barack Obama hinted that George Bush ‘torture lawyers’ may be prosecuted. I wonder how this sits with the lawyers that justified the recent American killing overseas?


11 posted on 10/12/2011 12:13:17 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh really? Then arrest 0 for ordering the killing of an American citizen.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 12:16:13 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To be fair, Amnesty International did ask the U.S. to arrest Ahmadinejad when he arrived at the U.N. for his crimes against the Baha’ ;i.......oh wait.......never mind.


13 posted on 10/12/2011 12:18:23 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: rawhide
I wonder how this sits with the lawyers that justified the recent American killing overseas?

You just don't get it do you?
It is not what you do that counts, it's if the self appointed elites believe you had good intentions or bad intentions. If you were trying to be fair or trying to be mean.
If a lot of other things which will be determined on a case by case basis.

14 posted on 10/12/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wowsers - the nutjobs just keep poring out of the woodwork.

Kinda like cockroaches . . . . . .


15 posted on 10/12/2011 12:34:47 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: ozzymandus

It appears that Amnesty International only wants Republican Presidents subjected to kangaroo courts in other countries. I don’t think they have pressed for Clinton to be tried for killing civilians in Serbia, or Obama for killing civilians in Libya or Afghanistan.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 12:49:00 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Sub-Driver

There is no nation on this planet which would arrest President Bush...it would be suicide for them. Amnesty International is a scumbag organization and deserves to be nullified for just requesting such an absurd request for the arrest of one of histories greatest liberators...


17 posted on 10/12/2011 1:00:33 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin
Instead of arresting President Bush we Canadians should decorate him with the highest honor we can bestow him.
What has Amnesty International done to keep us safe from the Islamofacists?
This leftist organization only wants Bush arrested but how many of the Islamofacists from the hundreds if not thousand arrested were water boarded? Three and these were those that would not give up the information to help save hundreds of innocent civilians. Probably among those saved were members of this leftist cabal known as Amnesty International. Should they not be fighting for amnesty for political prisoners worldwide instead of trying to have prosecuted the leaders that tended to our collective safety?
Why not call for Obama’s arrest for killing with drones?
18 posted on 10/12/2011 1:19:48 PM PDT by Jocko from Canada
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To: Jocko from Canada

Well put Jocko from Canada! Glad we are neighbors!!! Was just up near your fair country last week...was in Minnesota hiking the Superior Hiking Trail. That is near and in the Boundary Waters...the US’s side of what you guys call Quetico. Beautiful area! Wish I had remembered to bring my passport so we could have visited just north of Grand Portage.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 1:26:02 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: ozzymandus

I’m sure glad they went about killing 3000+ Americans in a constitutional way on 9/11, not to mention the property damage that went along with it. No one to arrest here, move along now.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 1:39:48 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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Arrest Bush, Amnesty asks Canada

We're gonna get to this issue right after we clear up all the oddities related to the Obama birth certificate. /s

21 posted on 10/12/2011 1:58:09 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Jocko from Canada

Order of Canada? He’s not Gretz, or even Ken Dryden.


22 posted on 10/12/2011 2:01:59 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Sub-Driver

Amnesty ... hahahaha ... try Am-Nasty. Hope Canada tells them to go pound sand.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 2:22:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let me suggest that the summit itself is more important than this nonsense. Both Bill Clinton and W. Bush will be speaking there, and I strongly suggest that their mutual theme will be “North American Economic Integration”, i.e. expanding NAFTA. Revitalizing the Mexican Plan Puebla Panama, the “Texas Corridor”, and maybe even the insidious “Amero” currency.

Internationalist [expletive deleted]. These people never stop in their fantasies of regionalism eventually resulting in One World Government, lead by the same imbeciles that are currently guiding the world into a multi-generational economic catastrophe.

It never ceases to amaze how utterly naive such people must be, how stupidly idealistic.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 3:00:51 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sub-Driver
Meanwhile our esteemed Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Conservative, stands steady at the helm. Defence Minister Peter McKay, has performed a inductees drill with the Canadian military. True, one might say photo ops etc.

Surprising these birds did not go after the Iranian Minster( cannot spell his name off hand). After all ten to one, he participated in the hostage taking of the American Embassy staff. Was on American soil.

Anyway President Bush is welcome in Canada. Those Canadians who do have reservations, should of course mind their manners. He will be a guest. This they will do.

We had enough of the sociopaths at the G20 Conference in Toronto. Amnesty International indeed. Maybe their boy Mahar Arar will give them a donation. He took Canadians for ten million dollars after he got sent back to his home country, from New York. Canada got the blame. Claimed he was tortured badly, ten months in a filthy cell. One wonders why he looked like a matinee idol after a week back in Canada.

25 posted on 10/12/2011 3:15:25 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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