Sunday, July 09, 2006

Prisoner of Texas

George W. Bush never traveled much before he became President, and less than most Presidents during his term. The next two years may be his last chance to safely see the world.

Anywhere he travels after losing the effective immunity of leadership he will face the very real possibility of prosecution for war crimes.

Even within the US the Geneva Convention is also US law, a law bolstered by last week's Supreme Court ruling, additionally there is the War Crimes Act, which worried White House counsel Alberto Gonzales enough to argue for the policy of exempting prisoners in the war on terror from legal protection - a policy completely destroyed by the Supreme Court last week.

Bush and other key members of the administration like Cheney and Rumsfeld will spend the rest of their lives with the threat of criminal prosecution hanging over them.

1 comment:

Gazetteer said...

Always thought that Zenda looked a little bit like Houston.....

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