(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.
Answer by UpSheRises at 7:10 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 7:11 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
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.
Answer by Sisteract at 7:16 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 7:42 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
I agree that Dubya should be prosecuted but doubt it'll ever happen.
Answer by Friday at 7:49 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
I hadn't heard that. I don't have any thoughts on it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:17 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
Answer by Sisteract at 8:53 PM on Feb. 5, 2011