Amnesty International calls for the arrest of former President Bush
George W. Bush is traveling in Africa, raising awareness of cervical cancer and AIDS.
And while he's there, Amnesty International believes it's the perfect time for Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia to clap the former president in irons and drag him before the World Court.
Amnesty International is calling for the arrest of former President George W. Bush while he is traveling overseas in Africa.
The human rights group issued a statement Thursday calling for the governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia to take the former president into custody. According to Amnesty, the 43rd president is complicit in torture conducted by the United States during his administration and should be held pending an international investigation.
"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," said Amnesty senior legal adviser Matt Pollard in a statement.
It's funny but when leaders like Iran's Ahmadinejad, or Hugo Chavez, or Fidel Castro, or any one of a number of the world's thugs who authorize the torture of innocent people travel abroad, Amnesty International is apparently out to lunch. Or gone fishing. Or otherwise engaged.
AI apparently needed a PR boost. It's Christmas time and they obviously have some kind of fund raising drive going. I think it would be better if they asked for canned goods or castoff clothes rather than make idiotic suggestions to sovereign nations about which world leaders should be arrested.
I'll back AI in their call for arresting Bush the minute they do the same for the real torturers and thugs in the world. Until then, they're credibility on the issue is a joke.