Amnesty International is calling on African nations to arrest George Walker Bush for torture. Um, really? Seems to me those same African countries didn’t have a problem accepting millions of dollars in U.S. aid for HIV/AIDS and other social issues.

The Amnesty International statement includes:

International law requires that there be no safe haven for those responsible for torture; Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia must seize this opportunity to fulfill their obligations and end the impunity George W. Bush has so far enjoyed[.] …

Amnesty International recognizes the value of raising awareness about cervical and breast cancer in Africa, the stated aim of the visit, but this cannot lessen the damage to the fight against torture caused by allowing someone who has admitted to authorizing water-boarding to travel without facing the consequences prescribed by law….

It should be noted George Bush is traveling to Africa to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, cervical and breast cancer across the continent. He landed in Tanzania Monday morning and guess what? He was warmly welcome, so Amnesty International won’t get their wish. To be honest, none of the African countries are willing to rock the boat and arrest George Bush. They need America far more than we need them.

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