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Thursday, March 12, 2009 

George W. Bush Should NOT Be Allowed Into Canada To Speak To Calgary Chamber Of Commerce

Lawyers Against War, an international association, sent the attached letter to the RCMP War Crimes Section requesting them to:

"... begin an investigation of George W. Bush for aiding, abetting and counseling torture between November 13, 2001 and November 2008 at Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Bagram prison in Afghanistan and other places; and, advise the Prime Minister, Attorney General of Canada and Ministers of Immigration and Public Safety that the George W. Bush administration is a “ government that has engaged in torture and other war crimes and crimes against humanity and therefore G.W. Bush, as former President, is also inadmissible under section 35(1)(b) of the IRPA."

While the investigation is underway, George W. Bush, former president of the United States of America, should not be allowed into Canada. His trip to Calgary, scheduled for March 17th to address the Chamber of Commerce, should be postponed or canceled.

LAW's letter to the RCMP went on to state:

"We are writing to report that:

-George W. Bush, former President of the United States and Commander is Chief of the Armed Forces, is inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), section 35(1)(a) because of overwhelming evidence that he has ‘committed, outside Canada, torture and other offences referred to in sections 4 to 7 of the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act (CAHWC); and,

- the George W. Bush Administration has engaged in “systematic or gross human rights violations, or a war crime or a crime against humanity within the meaning of subsections 6(3) to (5) of the CAHWC. We request that the RCMP War Crimes Section immediately take the following steps:

- begin an investigation of George W. Bush for aiding, abetting and counseling torture between November 13, 2001 and November 2008 at Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Bagram prison in Afghanistan and other places; and,

- advise the Prime Minister, Attorney General of Canada and Ministers of Immigration and Public Safety that the George W. Bush administration is a “ government that has engaged in torture and other war crimes and crimes against humanity and therefore G.W. Bush, as former President, is also inadmissible under section 35(1)(b) of the IRPA.

Overwhelming evidence of these allegations against both G.W. Bush and the Bush Administration is widely available. These allegations have triggered Canada’s duty to act to use all legal means to ensure the appropriate investigations, remedies and responses. Canada’s international legal duties specifically prohibit treating these acts as legal, as ignoring the IRPA and allowing Bush into Canada would do.

Under sections 4 to 7 of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, "crimes against humanity" include murder, enforced disappearance, deportation, imprisonment, torture and imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law, committed against any civilian population or any identifiable group. War crimes include willful killing, torture and inhuman treatment, unlawful confinement and willfully depriving a prisoner of war or other protected person of fair trial rights.


-Montreal Gazette - Anti-war lawyers want to bar Bush from Canada


Photo courtesy CBC.ca ...

I could not agree more, leftdog.

It will never happen B.Dog. Not that Bush and his whole administration doesn't deserve it, it will never happen. The international stink it would create would be to great. The only way for Bush to be charged will be in the USA, and that will only occur if evidence so damning comes to light that Obama's Administration has absolutely no choice.

It sucks, but Bush and Cheney walk on this unless the cat escapes the bag in the USA and begins peeing on Obama foots.

Still it is worth a try,... ya never know,... damn the Leafs may even win the Cup this year too ;-)

Time for dress up. Dust off those old RCMP uniforms for a magical ride to Calgary.

Can we taser him?

Only if you catch it on video oemissions.

Protests are being organized in Calgary, shoes are being gathered.

Details: www.peoplevbush.ca

Seriously.

..and you wonder why the Conservatives are in power.

So many on the left are so completely devoid of connection with the reasonable perceptions of the vast middle of society - go ahead, carry out your protests - better yet, see if you can get David Swann and Brian Mason to join in and get their pictures taken while you're at it, guaranteeing the PC party being in government well into the next millenium.

... not for long roblaw! Canadians have had enough of right wing scum!

Roblaw doesn't understand how we "humanity" got rid of "slavery", "apartheid" and so on.

Let's just say it wasn't merely because the "vast middle of society" found that their "reasonable perceptions" had suddenly changed overnight.

It takes a social movement to demand change, remember?

By the way, I noticed that Mr. Roblaw is the "President of the Lethbridge East Progressive Conservative Constituency".

God, I get tired of responding to right-wingers who think that whatever the "vast middle of society" is all that matters. What is it that these backwards conservatives don't get about social movements?

Haven't they learned that democracy isn't flawless (and neither is capitalism)?

Don't they understand that human rights, moral beliefs and social conscience really don't need a majority to be justified in a civilized society?

But for now, let's simply apply the law here, the law of the land, Canada that is. If Bush committed war crimes (and there is very little doubt about this), then according to Canada's constitution, he should be prosecuted.

Nobody should be above the law, or should they, lawyer RobLaw?

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