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    Survivors File U.N. Complaint Against Canada for Failing to Prosecute George W. Bush for Torture
    Source: Center for Constitutional Rights

    Survivors File U.N. Complaint Against Canada for Failing to Prosecute George W. Bush for Torture

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    November 14, 2012, Vancouver and New York— Today, four torture survivors filed a complaint against Canada with the United Nations Committee against Torture for the country’s failure to investigate and prosecute former President George W. Bush during his visit to British Columbia last year. As a signatory to the Convention against Torture, Canada has an obligation to investigate and prosecute a torture suspect on its soil. This is the first time a complaint concerning torture allegations against a high-level U.S. official has been filed with the U.N. Committee. The Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) and the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed the complaint on the men’s behalf.

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    The four men – Hassan bin Attash, Sami el-Hajj, Muhammed Khan Tumani and Murat Kurnaz – found their long quest for justice stymied in October 2011. Canada’s Attorney General refused to conduct a criminal investigation against Mr. Bush, and the Attorney General of British Columbia swiftly intervened to shut down a private criminal prosecution submitted to a provincial court in her jurisdiction during Mr. Bush’s visit. This occurred despite the groups’ submission of a 69-page draft indictment and approximately 4000 pages of evidence against Bush consisting of extensive reports and investigations conducted by multiple U.S. agencies and the United Nations.

    The Committee against Torture can require Canada to explain the actions that led to the case being closed without any investigation and can then issue a decision on whether Canada has breached its obligations under the convention. If the committee finds Canada in violation, it can specify appropriate remedial measures.

    And so on, and so on, and blah, blah, etc.
    They just can't let go. They keep hoping that someday, somehow, Bush will be arrested. Meanwhile, Obummer keeps Gitmo open and they don't seem to notice.
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    The four men – Hassan bin Attash, Sami el-Hajj, Muhammed Khan Tumani and Murat Kurnaz – found their long quest for justice stymied in October 2011.
    And their DU names are Moe, Larry, Curly, and Shemp...
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    They just can't let go. They keep hoping that someday, somehow, Bush will be arrested. Meanwhile, Obummer keeps Gitmo open and they don't seem to notice.
    I took a lot of crap at DU for saying that we don't prosecute former presidents, or turn them over to foreign governments either. The DU crowd simply chooses to not understand sovereignty abroad and domestic tranquility at home. I guess since they worship Third World countries it makes sense to them that the US should act like one.

    Robert Mugabe is a murderer, but I don't expect Zimbabwe to turn him over to a world court. Howbeit neither do I expect him to be received in any civilized country. If Belgium or Croatia wants to forbid admittance to GBII that's their right and choice. However, like Iraq or the Taliban they are only welcome to prosecute him if they can get through US defenses.
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    Canada knows not to mess with the BFEE. Herbert Walker alone could probably beat the crap out of 98% of them.
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