While it is unlikely that George Bush Jr. will ever see the inside of a prison cell, the threat of charges being laid and possible persecution in an international War Crimes court has stopped him from traveling to some countries. Recent headlines read:
George Bush: no escaping torture charges
Sooner or later, Bush will step into a country where he will be prosecuted for authorizing the abuses of the ‘war on terror’
Last week, Bush cancelled a trip to Geneva because there was word that human rights organizations would have the former world leader arrested. According to long standing international laws of war, George Bush committed war crimes by authorizing the torture of prisoners during his time as President of the United States. Why no mention of the illegal War against Iraq?
It is not clear whether Bush will ever be able to set foot in certain countries for the remainder of his life for fear of possible prosecution. It is possible that other countries may choose to follow suit in future; further disrupting his international travel plans.
It is my own opinion (and that of many many others in the world) that this man is a criminal: I hope for the world’s sake that real justice is eventually served. Nobody should be above the law. The question I do have, however, is why no mention of former Vice President Dick Cheney…we all know he is just as guilty.
Justin Allen Philcox