- The Bush killing machine is no secret overseas, as a
coalition of legal experts based in Canada want to put Bush and his band
of renegades behind bars. Too bad American jurists don't have the guts
to do the same!
- If a group of prominent international jurists get their
way, a little known Canadian lawsuit could finally spell the end to President
Bush and his killer cronies.
- It is no secret the Bush administration has libeled and
defamed the American people's good name, flaunting international law while
torturing and slaughtering millions of innocents worldwide.
- In fact, the Bush administration's "arrogance and
bully-like swagger" when it comes to ignoring long-recognized, established
principles of international law has become an utter embarrassment, changing
America's longstanding motto of the Land of the Free to a country wrapped
tightly in chains called the "Home of the Neocons."
- Adding even more embarrassment is the sad fact that any
serious legal battle to stop Bush in his tracks from ripping apart the
country has not come from American jurists and lawyers, but from legal
minds living abroad.
- And in response to Bush's illegal torture and killing,
ask the insane question why Americans have to look abroad for any legal
- But that is exactly what is happening when looking at
an obscure Canadian lawsuit where a group of international jurists are
trying to come to the rescue of American citizens by mounting an attack
on Bush and his band of killers, the foreign group of lawyers trying
to stop Bush in his tracks while others in America have failed to even
try for fear of retaliation.
- The group of highly-respected jurists, called Lawyers
Against the War (LAW), is a committee of international legal minds from
14 different countries, a group who banned together in 2001 to oppose the
illegalities of the Bush administration's so-called "War on Terror."
- And this week in Vancouver, Canada, the Canadian-based
legal group filed appeal papers, challenging what they call "the corrupt
ruling" and recent dismissal of torture charges filed against Bush
in a previous lower court case dismissed in Canada.
- The appeal, filed this week, is set to be heard
later in the year in a British Columbia Court of Appeals.
- Although the American mainstream media gives little attention
to foreign cases and legal groups critical of Bush, LAW's spokesman said
this week the American people need to be apprised of the "overwhelming
wordwide consensus" among legal scholars and practicing jurists that
Bush and the American leadership should be jailed for international criminal
law violations, including murder and torture.
- LAW co-chairperson Gail Davidson said the recent lower
court ruling, dismissing Bush of any wrongdoing since he is a head of state,
was improperly interpreted by the lower court while the immunity issue
concerning Bush needs to be revisited.
- "This is an important stage of the case, which most
Americans have no idea about," said Davidson after filing court documents
last week. "LAW is seeking to have Canadian laws properly interpreted
and applied and the two lower courts have not allowed a proper hearing
of the immunity issue."
- Davidson added that "the Notice of Appeal lists
numerous legal and factual errors committed by two lower courts that have
so far heard only preliminary arguments in the case."
- The errors she cites includes the December 6, 2004, ruling
by Judge William Kitchen that Bush is immune from prosecution because he
is a sitting head of state, as well as the December 19, 2005, ruling by
the Supreme Court of B.C. that the prosecution was "an abuse of process,"
the real intention of which was "to use the criminal procedure as
a forum to express political views."
- However, in response to the lower court's interpretation
on the grounds of abuse of process, LAW co-chair Michael Mandel categorically
denied the case has been filed for "strictly political reasons."
- "Canada is obligated under Canadian and international
law to act effectively to prevent and punish torture, including the torture
occurring at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and LAW has taken legal steps
to enforce Canadian law," said Mandel.
- The White House has refused to comment on the Canadian
case and the filing of the recent appeal, stating only numerous times that
Bush has always been acting in the best interest of America and its fight
against the "War on Terror."
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