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George W. Bush Cancels Trip Overseas For Fear Of Arrest

Too bad they fear authorities abroad more than they fear those at home, eh?
George W. Bush Cancels Trip Overseas For Fear Of Arrest
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UPDATE: This is a story from 2011. Our mistake!

Granted, it's the Daily Mail reporting the story, but there's definitely a ring of truth to it.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland over fears he could have been arrested on torture charges.

Mr Bush was due to be the keynote speaker at a Jewish charity gala in Geneva on February 12.

But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the country.

Criminal complaints against Mr Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials said.

Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against him in the Swiss city tomorrow for alleged mistreatment of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay.

Left-wing groups have also called for a protest on the day of his visit, leading organisers at Keren Hayesod's annual dinner to cancel Mr Bush's participation on security grounds.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch and International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) said the cancellation was linked to growing moves told him accountable for the use of torture, including waterboarding.

If only they were so afraid of arrest here that they weren't saturating the airwaves with their ridiculous excuses for that which has no excuse. Applause, Switzerland.

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