Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland over fears he could have been arrested on torture charges.
So blare the headlines in the UK and Europe.
Mr Bush was due to be the keynote speaker at a Jewish charity gala in Geneva on February 12.So....I wonder what the leftist think about Obama's handling of the detainees at Guantanamo? After all, he promised. Why no threats of arrest against Obama? You have to love the left and their angst filled prejudicial perspectives. Mean while, I see George Bush as simply saying no, "I won't go and be assailed and assaulted by European leftists and their media."
But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the country.
Criminal complaints against Mr Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials said.
Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against him in the Swiss city tomorrow for alleged mistreatment of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay.
Left-wing groups have also called for a protest on the day of his visit, leading organisers at Keren Hayesod's annual dinner to cancel Mr Bush's participation on security grounds.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch and International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) said the cancellation was linked to growing moves told him accountable for the use of torture, including waterboarding.
He had admitted in his memoirs and TV interviews to ordering the use of the interrogation technique which simulates drowning.
Reed Brody, a lawyer for Human Rights Watch, said: 'He's avoiding the handcuffs.'
The fear of arrest is the least of his concern and they know it. George Bush has something they and their messiah lack and that is class and character.