Thursday, October 20, 2011
Lawsuit Seeks Arrest Against Bush in Canada Today
Amnesty International has also called on the Canadian government to arrest Bush and either prosecute or extradite him for the torture of prisoners in the so-called "war on terror." Meanwhile, four men who say they were tortured in U.S. prisons under the Bush administration will lodge a private prosecution today against the former president in a Canadian provincial court.
The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Canadian Center for International Justice have already submitted a 69-page draft indictment to Canada’s attorney general, along with more than 4,000 pages of supporting material, that set forth the case against Bush for torture.
Transcript on Democracy Now
Bush was not arrested.
500 business people paid $599 each to hear George Bush and Bill Clinton speak at the Surrey Regional Economic Summit earlier today. A crowd of about 200 stood outside chanting, "Arrest Bush", holding up signs saying "You are not welcome here."
Bush, who won the Plain English Campaign’s Foot in Mouth lifetime achievement award, has pulled in some $15 million in speaking fees since leaving the Oval Office, a former spokesman told iWatch.
And so it goes.