Lawyers Urge Canada to Arrest Cheney, World Wishes Them Well

Abby Zimet

Several international lawyers' groups have written a lengthy, scathing letter urging Toronto police to arrest Dick Cheney "as a person suspected on reasonable grounds of authorizing, counseling, aiding, abetting and failing to prevent torture” when the Great Dick visits the 2013 Toronto Global Forum later this week. Canadians have been admirably forthright in their condemnation of Cheney, who cancelled one earlier Toronto trip due to "security concerns" and was trapped for seven hours in Vancouver by crowds of protesters who didn't want him polluting their city. In their letter, Lawyers Against the War cite numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity statutes in their demand that Cheney be "investigated and prosecuted for the indictable offence of torture," thus preventing him from “escaping to the United States.” Where, shamefully, incomprehensibly, he still walks our cowardly streets a free man.

Update: Glenn Greenwald rightly rips Cheney, who is currently busy calling Edward Snowden a "traitor," on his criminal abuses of power here.

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