Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bush speech at Swiss Charity Cancelled: A la Mahinda at Oxford

Looks like it was just not Mahinda Rajapakse who has travails in giving speeches.

Excerpts from NY Times.
A visit by former President George W. Bush to Switzerland this week has been canceled because of security concerns, as the threat of mass protests loomed and the possibility emerged of a legal case against him for ordering torture. Mr. Bush was informed Friday by the charity he planned to address in Geneva, the United Israel Appeal, that his Feb. 12 dinner speech had been called off, said his spokesman, David Sherzer.
Several human rights groups including Amnesty International and the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights had planned to ask Swiss prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against Mr. Bush over the admission in his recent memoirs that he personally authorized the waterboarding of terrorism suspects.
“Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt he canceled his trip to avoid our case,” the Center for Constitutional Rights and others said in a statement.
Full Article here


  1. Well, seems like our "patriots" just lost one enemy to bark at. We should be seeing how patriotic Bush was when he took the decision to invade Iraq, in 3.. 2... 1!