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Roger Perry
02-06-2011, 07:56 AM
GENEVA A visit former U.S. President George W. Bushhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2_11pxw.gif (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41436479/ns/world_news-europe/#) planned to make to Switzerland next week has been canceled because of security concerns, after left-wing groups called for mass protests and rights activists proposed legal action against him for allegedly ordering the torture of terrorism suspects.

Protest organizers had called for participants to each bring a shoe to the rally outside the lakeside Hotel Wilson named after Bush's predecessor Woodrow Wilson where the dinner was to be held. The shoe was meant to recall the moment an Iraqi journalist threw his footwear at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in 2008.

Several human rights groups, including Amnesty Internationalhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2_11pxw.gif (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41436479/ns/world_news-europe/#) and the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, had planned to ask Swiss prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against Bush over the admission 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.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41436479/ns/world_news-europe/

dnf777
02-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Sounds like it was cancelled more out of LEGAL concerns, than terrorist concerns. I mean, we have shoe-proof limos nowadays, don't we?

Since he gets SS protection, was this trip going to cost $200,000,000 per day also? :D

BrianW
02-06-2011, 10:04 AM
Well, since he wouldn't be flying in AF1, it won't cost us 181,757 per hour, the figure provided by the 89th Airlift Wing ;)

Just curious, why didn't you include this part from your link as well Roger?

"Furthermore, an initial assessment by the Swiss Justice Ministry concluded that Bush would have enjoyed immunity from prosecution for any actions taken while in office, ministry spokesman Folco Galli told the AP."

Roger Perry
02-06-2011, 10:38 AM
Well, since he wouldn't be flying in AF1, it won't cost us 181,757 per hour, the figure provided by the 89th Airlift Wing ;)

Just curious, why didn't you include this part from your link as well Roger?

"Furthermore, an initial assessment by the Swiss Justice Ministry concluded that Bush would have enjoyed immunity from prosecution for any actions taken while in office, ministry spokesman Folco Galli told the AP."

I did not post the whole article but I did provide a link to the story so you and everyone else could read the whole story for yourself.;-)

M&K's Retrievers
02-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Roger, who cares? What is your point?

Roger Perry
02-06-2011, 12:51 PM
Roger, who cares? What is your point?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianW http://new.retrievertraining.net/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://new.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?p=745678#post745678)
"Well, since he wouldn't be flying in AF1, it won't cost us 181,757 per hour, the figure provided by the 89th Airlift Wing :wink:

"Just curious, why didn't you include this part from your link as well Roger?"

for any actions taken while "Furthermore, an initial assessment by the Swiss Justice Ministry concluded that Bush would have enjoyed immunity from prosecution in office, ministry spokesman Folco Galli told the AP."

No point at all, just answering a question

subroc
02-06-2011, 12:54 PM
the one thing i got from the article was that it was left wing groups.

nothing good comes from them. just a bunch of haters.

huntinman
02-06-2011, 01:10 PM
No point at all

Seems to be a pattern.

M&K's Retrievers
02-06-2011, 01:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianW http://new.retrievertraining.net/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://new.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?p=745678#post745678)
"Well, since he wouldn't be flying in AF1, it won't cost us 181,757 per hour, the figure provided by the 89th Airlift Wing :wink:

"Just curious, why didn't you include this part from your link as well Roger?"

for any actions taken while "Furthermore, an initial assessment by the Swiss Justice Ministry concluded that Bush would have enjoyed immunity from prosecution in office, ministry spokesman Folco Galli told the AP."

No point at all, just answering a question

WAKE UP, ROGER! What is the point of the original thread not that post?

BrianW
02-07-2011, 08:50 AM
What is the point of the original thread not that post?
Jmtc, just to support the closing contention that the ex-Prez looks like a "coward" in the light of "possible Swiss prosecution" encouraged by the left.
In spite of the stated facts in the story that that scenario was implausible.
Anything just to "beat around the Bush". ;)

starjack
02-07-2011, 03:04 PM
Well, since he wouldn't be flying in AF1, it won't cost us 181,757 per hour, the figure provided by the 89th Airlift Wing ;)

Just curious, why didn't you include this part from your link as well Roger?

"Furthermore, an initial assessment by the Swiss Justice Ministry concluded that Bush would have enjoyed immunity from prosecution for any actions taken while in office, ministry spokesman Folco Galli told the AP."

I think rp just happens:rolleyes::rolleyes: to leave things out that might make him look bad

dnf777
02-07-2011, 04:26 PM
Jmtc, just to support the closing contention that the ex-Prez looks like a "coward" in the light of "possible Swiss prosecution" encouraged by the left.
In spite of the stated facts in the story that that scenario was implausible.
Anything just to "beat around the Bush". ;)

For the record, I don't think he's a coward. He's doing what any smart person would do .....following sound legal advice.

BrianW
02-08-2011, 08:51 AM
For the record, I don't think he's a coward. He's doing what any smart person would do .....following sound legal advice.
Also ftr, the insinuation of cowardice was made by the CCR, never said it was by you.

So you don't think the actual stated reason in Roger's link had anything to do with the decision not to go?
"the two-term president was informed Friday by the United Israel Appeal that his Feb. 12 dinner speech in Geneva had been called off."... because of the risk that protests by left-wing groups could result in violence.

Kind of pointless to go all the way to Switzerland after your host cancels the reason for it. Isn't it?!? :confused:
And while the group's lawyer did make the statement for the paper, I don't view that as constituting "legal advice". If you do. well :rolleyes:

I will say though, it struck me to see you use the words "smart person" in referring to Bush ! ;)

dnf777
02-08-2011, 08:56 AM
Also ftr, the insinuation of cowardice was made by the CCR, never said it was by you.

So you don't think the actual stated reason in Roger's link had anything to do with the decision not to go?
"the two-term president was informed Friday by the United Israel Appeal that his Feb. 12 dinner speech in Geneva had been called off."... because of the risk that protests by left-wing groups could result in violence.

Kind of pointless to go all the way to Switzerland after your host cancels the reason for it. Isn't it?!? :confused:
And while the group's lawyer did make the statement for the paper, I don't view that as constituting "legal advice". If you do. well :rolleyes:

I will say though, it struck me to see you use the words "smart person" in referring to Bush ! ;)


I had "out of character" in parentheses after "any smart person", but thought that would detract from the main point. :D

Besides, why state the obvious?