Keep your eyes and ears peaked for this coming week, when the whittle prince makes the rounds of his final goodbyes to Old Europe, many, my guess would be, will not enthused with welcoming his horror, whoops sorry, his honor.
“George Bush should be in The Hague facing war crimes charges over the hundreds of thousands of civilians killed in Iraq since 2003, not being entertained in Downing Street. Gordon Brown doesn’t need a policy brief for this meeting, just a pair of handcuffs.”
Gee ya think! I Do!!
The above comes from The Independant of Great Britain.
And found in this article:
George Bush will face protests and demands that he be charged as a war criminal over the Iraq conflict when he makes his final visit to Britain as US President next weekend.
And who will be joining in the call:
leading voices in the worlds of the arts and politics, including the novelist Iain Banks, the artist David Gentleman and the human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger, have now joined forces to call for Mr Bush to face a war crimes trial in the Hague.
Wonder how the Brits will handle the security and where they will force their citizens to assemble.
All the President’s visits
18-20 July, 2001
High: Bush meets the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Holds talks at Chequers with Tony Blair and appears at a joint press conference. Bush says: “Chequers is a … it’s a great place to get a night’s sleep.”
Low: There are protests against the visit, in contrast to the euphoria for Bill and Hilary Clinton in May 1997, when the Blairs took the Clintons to the fashionable Le Pont de la Tour restaurant.
7-8 April, 2003
High: Bush visits Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, to support the peace talks just weeks after the invasion of Iraq.
Low: Sinn Fein and SDLP supporters join anti-war protesters near Hillsborough.
18-21 November, 2003
High: Bush visits Buckingham Palace, and then has lunch with Tony Blair at the Dun Cow pub in Sedgefield, the Prime Minister’s constituency.
Low: Protest march by an estimated 200,000 against the Iraq war. US request for American fighter planes over London and closure of the Tube system is turned down.
6-8 July, 2005
High: Bush attends annual G8 summit at the world-famous golfing hotel at Gleneagles, Scotland, well away from anti-war protesters.
Low: Bush overheard snubbing Blair by rejecting an offer by the Prime Minister to visit the Middle East as a peacemaker. Says he would rather send the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. End of summit overshadowed by terrorist bombings in London which kill 52 people.
Stop the War Coalition (STWC) described Bush as a “war criminal” and said the protest will be held outside the British parliament on June 15.
And a Happy Fathers Day jr. bush, by the way, why isn’t your new son-in-law in a military uniform!
I had no intention of arresting John Bolton, the former under-secretary of state at the US state department, when I arrived at the Hay festival. But during a panel discussion about the Iraq war, I remarked that the greatest crime of the 21st century had become so normalised that one of its authors was due to visit the festival to promote his book. I proposed that someone should attempt a citizens’ arrest, in the hope of instilling a fear of punishment among those who plan illegal wars. After the session I realised that I couldn’t call on other people to do something I wasn’t prepared to do myself.
And from Down Under
Australians Organize “A Group Of Veterans And Former Military Personnel Who Oppose The Current Wars Of Occupation In Iraq And Afghanistan”
Stand Fast seeks to add weight to the antiwar movement in Australia through organising veterans to speak out against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and by debunking the myth that “If you’re against the war, you’re against the troops.”
Taking inspiration from US groups such as Iraq Veterans Against War, a new group of former military personnel opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – Stand Fast – was launched at the March 16 anti-war rallies across Australia, in time for the fifth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.
Anti-war veterans group to be launched at Palm Sunday rallies
This Sunday at rallies across Australia marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq a new veterans group will be launched which opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Our group, called Stand Fast, will have speakers at rallies in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane,” said Hamish Chitts, former Australian infantry soldier, East Timor veteran and one of the founders of Stand Fast.
And what will our press be covering?
Well lets hope they’ve run out of repeating everything on Hillary and at least start covering Barack, after all isn’t he the one who will be running for President, cause we know they won’t be covering the Call from London!!