Last edited by Guy Incognito; 11-11-10 at 04:50 PM.
In the democracies people are generally innocent until proven guilty. That you don't subscribe to this proposition doesn't mean that others don't. This is also US law.lol Tough to prove his innocence when he's going on a book tour with his confession. But you can still dream, i guess.
As was explained more than once, his legal advisors, as well as many on this board if they at all are representative of public opinion, feel that what was done was not criminal. At worst it's still unproven.
But you certainly have that presumption and I believe the body you support, the ICC, does as well.That's not at all how it works. The jurisdiction is over the reasonable allegation of the war crime, there is no presumption of guilt.
Right. Try him then hang him.That's what the trial is for. Hell, if Bush was tried and acquitted by a fair court, I'd be thrilled. That would be justice. But I cannot imagine a realistic defense, his is clearly guilty based on well known facts that he himself has admitted to. But he has a right to his day in court.
I don't think many Americans would fall for this "very basic stuff" of their president being tried in Belgium. Personally I'd love to see them try.It's not just my opinion, it's the opinion of the US government. When the USA recognizes a sovereign nation's legitimacy, we must act accordingly. We're not talking about some failed state here, we're talking about democracies that the US and the global community at large all recognize as legitimate, uncorrupt, and freely elected, just as they treat our government as such. This is very basic stuff here.
When people like yourself believe that George Bush is the greatest international war criminal, and is compared to the Nazi leaders, then we know that you, and those like you, have become seriously unhinged. This is a clear example of why nations must maintain their sovereignty and if the United States ever relinquished theirs to some snotheads in Europe, then it really will be the end of the world as we know it.
The difference between you and me is that I believe in American Exceptionalism, whereas you are a cynic. Have a nice day!
Last edited by Guy Incognito; 11-11-10 at 05:03 PM.