Monday, March 23, 2009

War Crimes

On learning that George W. Bush had visited the Texas of Canada, Alberta, I was disgusted, but something super fundamental did not occur to me. Was Bush ever fearful of being arrested for war crimes? Andrew Morrison poetically espresses Canada's failure to make history. Despite the Canadian police not arresting Bush, I also am curious if it would have been possible for someone to have made a citizen's arrest. Could we have all missed the boat?


  1. Oh, Rachel. Now you are trying to get us Albertan enemies too?

    I think a citizen's arrest wouldn't have gone down too well! Remember the shoe thrower... I think he got quite a long jail sentence.

  2. everyone in BC calls Alberta, Texas of the North.

  3. I looked into this a little more, just because I was wondering what a citizen's arrest actually consisted of. Unsurprisingly, it wouldn't work in this case. I looked at the criminal code:

    Arrest without Warrant and Release from Custody

    Arrest without warrant by any person

    494. (1) Any one may arrest without warrant

    (a) a person whom he finds committing an indictable offence; or

    (b) a person who, on reasonable grounds, he believes

    (i) has committed a criminal offence, and

    (ii) is escaping from and freshly pursued by persons who have lawful authority to arrest that person.

    So you would have to actually see him committing a crime, or see him running from the police.

  4. i did see him, the entire planet saw him use his power as president illegally against citizens and non citizens, not fallowing the human rights codes and in acts of war crimes.