Bush Cancels Visit To Switzerland Due To Threat Of Torture Prosecution, Rights Groups Say
"GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said on Saturday.
Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod's annual dinner on Feb. 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country.
Criminal complaints against Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials say."
Interesting to consider the implications here. While many might think Bush has immunity because he was an acting president when this occurred, should he?
(For reference, posted because I think it will lead to an interesting discussion. I do not have a formed opinion on this yet and this is not intended as a 'I hate Bush/republicans" posting.)