At last, former US President George W. Bush is going to experience the fear of being hunted for the torture carried out on terror suspects on his order.
Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has vowed to pursue Bush wherever he travels. It is revealed by the same group that Bush had canceled a trip to Switzerland over fears that he could be probed for torture. Bush was due to attend a fund-raising gala evening in Geneva this week, but organizers say that he had canceled because of the risk of disturbances. The Swiss law requires the presence of the torturer on Swiss soil before a preliminary investigation can be opened. However, the group vowed that torture indictment would be waiting wherever he travels next.
Nobody expects the US government to investigate Bush though it is never tired of preaching human rights to other countries and asking the UN to arrest Third World leaders on the same charges. But it is heartening to learn that there are human rights organizations that pursue such cases without double standard.
Too bad they don't have the power to get him and his cabal inside the protective cocoon of the U.S. Rule Of Law, you know.
It'll take something like an Israeli Commando squad to bring Bush and the top of his neocon junta to justice. It ain't gonna happen and I hope I'm wrong about that.