Human Rights poseurs cheer cancellation of George Bush’s Switzerland trip

Former President George W. Bush won’t be attending a Jewish charity gala in Geneva next week. He was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner on February 12th. But then a bunch of moonbat protesters announced plans to arrest him for allegedly “torturing” inmates at Guantanamo Bay and the Euro-weenies in the Swiss government got squeamish.

This is being hailed as some sort of “victory” or something.

Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against Bush in the Swiss city on Monday for alleged mistreatment of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. naval base in Cuba where captives from Afghanistan, Iraq and other fronts in the so-called War on Terror were interned.

Leftist groups had also called for a protest on the day of his visit next Saturday, leading Keren Hayesod’s organizers to announce that they were cancelling Bush’s participation on security grounds — not because of the criminal complaints.

But groups including the New York-based Human Rights Watch and International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) said the cancellation was linked to growing moves to hold Bush accountable for torture, including waterboarding. He has admitted in his memoirs and television interviews to ordering use of the interrogation technique that simulates drowning.

“He’s avoiding the handcuffs,” Reed Brody, counsel for Human Rights Watch, told Reuters.

You know, I’d take these “human rights” poseurs a lot more seriously if they paid more attention to the guys who actually make a career out of violating human rights. But of course monsters don’t care what a bunch of lefty whingers have to say. On the other hand, a decent fellow like George W. Bush would probably try to engage them in dialog, which unfortunately isn’t what they’re looking for.

They want headlines, and free publicity for their idiocy. USA = BAD, and downtrodden “freedom fighters” = David against Goliath. In their sophomoric minds the little guy is always right.

Where’s their outrage when Mahmoud Admadinejad comes to town? Or Robert Mugabe? They gave Yasser Arafat a freaking Nobel Peace Prize and he’s the father of modern Islamic terrorism! (Or, as Reuters views it, “so-called” terrorism. It’s nice to know they’re objective JournoListas.)

We need look no further than our neighbors to the north to see the utter idiocy emblematic in the international “human rights” movement. When a microwave oven is an instrument of discrimination subject to the jurisdiction of their kangaroo courts then indeed the entire concept of basic human rights has lost all meaning. The notion of “human rights” is now nothing more than a cudgel with which to club the unsupecting Westerner into submission to the idealistic visions of earnest young agitators.

In other words, only a truly enightened brand of idiot can transcend common sense to such a degree that he can condemn George W. Bush as a war criminal while extolling the virtues of an ascendent Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

They aren’t pro-human rights. They’re just anti-American.


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