BDS still raging here and overseas
Bush Derangement Syndrome appears to have a half life longer than most nuclear materials. Swiss leftists objected so strenuously to a visit by the former president, that Bush was forced to cancel his trip.
A planned trip to Switzerland by George W. Bush was canceled after human rights activists called for demonstrations and threatened legal action over allegations that the former president sanctioned the torture of terrorism suspects.
The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and several European human rights groups said they were planning to file a complaint against Bush and wanted Swiss prosecutors to open a criminal case against him once he arrived in the country.
In what would have been his first European trip since leaving the presidency, Bush was scheduled to speak in Geneva on Feb. 12 at a dinner in honor of the United Israel Appeal. A lawyer for the organization said Bush's appearance was canceled because of the risk of violence, and that the threat of legal action was not an issue.
"The calls to demonstrate were sliding into dangerous terrain," the lawyer, Robert Equey, told the Swiss daily Tribune de Geneve.
A spokesman for Bush said the former president regretted that his speech was canceled.
Funny how leftists never seem to get around to calling for legal action against people like the globetrotting Dan Ortega, whose Sandinistas tortured thousands, or even Iran's Ahmadinejad whose trips to New York and elsewhere never elicit calls for that loony's arrest for human rights violations that sicken anyone with an ounce of decency.
And, of course, no word from anyone on this side of the Atlantic about the implicit threat of violence by lefty goons.
Until they drop the double standard, they will be seen as the titanic hypocrites they truly are.