"The second "Kuala Lumpur War Crime Tribunal" found Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo guilty of torture and war crimes. The vote was unanimous among the five-panel tribunal after the week-long hearing."
"Although some consider this tribunal to be symbolic only, according to human rights activist and lawyer Francis Boyle, it could be the start of similar trials against Bush in other parts of the world."
This is what the president of the tribunal had to say about the verdict:“As a tribunal of conscience, the Tribunal is fully aware that its verdict is merely declaratory in nature. The tribunal has no power of enforcement, no power to impose any custodial sentence on any one or more of the 8 convicted persons. What we can do, under Article 31 of Chapter VI of Part 2 of the Charter is to recommend to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission to submit this finding of conviction by the Tribunal, together with a record of these proceedings, to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as the United Nations and the Security Council.
“The Tribunal also recommends to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission that the names of all the 8 convicted persons be entered and included in the Commission’s Register of War Criminals and be publicised accordingly."
This is also not the first time something like this has happened. Bush and Tony Blair were conviced of War crimes in 2011 in connection with the war on Iraq:
A few questions: do you think that there is merit to these kinds of convictions, or do you think that these Malaysians are just trying to stick it to America? Beyond that, do you think that Americans will ever respect these kinds of courts? I mean, really, what is the point of a "Court of Conscience." Should anyone respect such courts?
Are American leaders inherently immune to international law?