Monday, February 7, 2011

BDS in Europe

Bush Derangement Syndrome is an extremely persistent disorder. You might have thought it would have subsided now that George W. Bush has been out of office for years. But it still rages among leftists worldwide. Terrorist-rights supporters apparently caused the cancellation of a Bush trip to Switzerland by trotting out the same old ridiculous calls for his arrest for "authorizing torture."

Over the last couple of years Switzerland has hosted, among others, both a Hamas official, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I don't recall any of these so-called human rights organizations that are after Bush for authorizing the waterboarding of a couple of terrorists being too concerned with those visits. An actual terrorist leader in Switzerland? No problem. How about the president of a country that brutally represses its own citizens and employs torture routinely? He's welcome anytime.


  1. As someone who never liked Bush, and thought his authorisation of torture was abhorrent (even for suspected terrorists), I have to agree with you here. While we should hold ourselves to higher standards than cretins like Ahmadinejad, it lessens us all when misguided people propose things like arresting Bush for war crimes (or whatever).

    (Having said that, I think the same thing applies to Asasnge who has done nothing different than that done by journalists the world over. Calls to arrest and even execute him imply a serious lack of judgment on the part of the speaker, IMO)

  2. They should award him the Nobel Peace Prize, and then drop a net on him when he comes to accept. :)

    That wily Obama was too quick for them.