Was following my nose around the interwebs and ran into this on the Salon site. Apparently, Dub decided that it was prudent to cancel the trip he'd planned to take to Switzerland later this week to speak to the United Israel Appeal. It seems that
What was different about this trip was that groups including Amnesty International and the Center for Constitutional Rights argued that Switzerland, as a party to the UN Convention against Torture, is obligated to investigate Bush for potential prosecution.Amnesty argued that Bush, in his memoirs even admitted to approving waterboarding and Salon quotes their press release:
"To date, we’ve seen a handful of military investigations into detentions and interrogations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo. But none of these has had the independence and reach necessary to investigate high-level officials such as President Bush," said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.Salon also reports that the Center for Constitutional Rights plans to file a 2,500 page complaint in Swiss courts on behalf of two Gitmo detainees . . .
"Meanwhile, there has been virtually zero accountability for crimes committed in the CIA’s secret detention program, which was authorized by then-President Bush.
"As the US authorities have, so far, failed to bring President Bush to justice, the international community must step in," said Salil Shetty.
The Amnesty International memo can be found here on Scribd.
Bush has traveled a lot since his presidency, but never to a country that is party to the UN Convention against torture . . . Hope he gets a refund for his ticket . . .