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Did you hear Bush trip canceled? What do you think?

(AP) GENEVA - A visit by former U.S. President George W. Bush to Switzerland next week has been canceled because of security concerns, after left-wing groups called for mass protests and rights activists sought to bring a legal case against him for ordering the torture of terrorism suspects.

Mr. Bush's spokesman David Sherzer said the two-term president was informed Friday by the United Israel Appeal that his Feb. 12 dinner speech in Geneva had been called off.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/05/world/main7321432.shtml

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Justmom223

Asked by Justmom223 at 7:09 PM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He burned a lot of bridges...
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 7:10 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Canceled for threat of shoes! LOL
    Protest organizers had called for participants to each bring a shoe to the rally outside the lakeside Hotel Wilson - named after President Bush's predecessor Woodrow Wilson - where the dinner was to be held. The shoe was meant to recall the moment an Iraqi journalist threw his footwear at Mr. Bush during a news conference in 2008.

    Justmom223

    Comment by Justmom223 (original poster) at 7:11 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I think, those crazy leftists are causing trouble again.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:11 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Widney Brown, Amnesty's senior director of international law and policy, said the group would continue to press for President Bush's prosecution next time the former president travels to a country that has committed to prosecuting war crimes and where he could expect a fair trial.

    Justmom223

    Comment by Justmom223 (original poster) at 7:12 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Will the CURRENT PRESIDENT be attending?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:12 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Widney Brown, Amnesty's senior director of international law and policy, said the group would continue to press for President Bush's prosecution next time the former president travels to a country that has committed to prosecuting war crimes and where he could expect a fair trial.


     And there's the answer. W probably would rather stay put and hunkered down. I was surprised to learn that he had never been to the European continent before he became POTUS.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 7:16 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I thought he said he was done with politics anyway...
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 7:42 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I agree that Dubya should be prosecuted but doubt it'll ever happen.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 7:49 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I hadn't heard that. I don't have any thoughts on it.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:17 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I agree that Dubya should be prosecuted but doubt it'll ever happen.

    He's above the law- Bless his heart-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:53 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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