Thursday, March 12, 2009

Oh, canada.

So apparently, George Bush expected to be greeted with open arms on the Canadian lecture circuit, instead his upcoming St. Patricks Day appearance is being met with more shock then awe. Human rights lawyers in Canada are hoping their government will greet Bush with handcuffs or at least bar him entry to the country.

Vancouver lawyer, Gail Davidson, claims that Canada has a legal obligation to deny him entry under Canada's Immigration and Refuge Protection Act. The law says foreign nationals who have commited war crimes or crimes against humanity, including torture, are "inadmissible" to Canada. Apparently, a person doesn't even have to be convicted to qualify, there just needs to be reasonable evidence. If he does make it in, Calgary activists will be waiting.

You'd think after having a few shoes thrown at him, George Bush would not feel entirely welcome gallivanting around the globe, spreading his doctrine. But Bush claims he's going to be making "ridiculous money" on the lecture circuit. 

I guess everything is bigger in Texas, after all, including the egos.

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