Stopwar.ca calls for Canada to arrest Globalist Death Cult braggart, torturer, war criminal Cheney in Vancouver

Dick Cheney talk spurs Vancouver protest

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Posted: Sep 26, 2011 11:53 AM PT

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2011 5:53 PM PT

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Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney is speaking in Vancouver on Monday night. Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney is speaking in Vancouver on Monday night. (Rose Palmisano/Orange County Register/Canadian Press)

Protesters are gathered outside a private club in downtown Vancouver where former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney is promoting his new book.

Cheney is speaking at the sold-out $500 per seat event as part of a promotion of his book In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.

The protest organizers with Stopwar.ca are demanding Canada arrest Cheney for war crimes because of his controversial support for the use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other methods to interrogate prisoners in the U.S.’s war against terrorism.

But Leah Costello, who heads up the Bon Mot Book Club that’s organized the event, said it’s disappointing anybody would want to prevent Cheney from speaking.

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“What is important is that he is able to speak and free to speak and people are free to hear him,” said Costello.

“The most important thing in our club is that we’re not endorsing or not endorsing the speakers we bring in. We bring them in for the point of debate and discussion,” she said.

Cheney’s new memoir details his continued support of the interrogation techniques, which he called “critically important” to national security.

“Should the president re-instate enhanced interrogation, including waterboarding? Well I certainly would advocate it,” Cheney recently told Fox News.

A protester wearing Star Wars garb outside the Vancouver Club. (Leah Hendry/CBC)

But Vancouver-Kingsway New Democrat M-P Don Davies said Cheney should not even be allowed into Canada because those methods are considered torture.

Davies said Cheney must be banned from Canada for authorizing actions banned under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

New York-based Human Rights Watch said Saturday that Canadian law provides for prosecution of an individual for torture and other crimes, even for offences committed outside of Canada.

Cheney served as vice president under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. He was also secretary of Defense under George Bush Sr. from 1989 to 1993.

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One Response to Stopwar.ca calls for Canada to arrest Globalist Death Cult braggart, torturer, war criminal Cheney in Vancouver

  1. albe says:

    The U.S. should be known for its deeds, a military in need of war to take the taxes collected and shunt the money to armament corporations- that’s a fact, Infact a 600 billion dollar *defence* buget in a 1.6 trillion dollar budget.
    Where do the military and factories supply these items locate? Well check for one The center in Mississppi where Trent Lott , sometime senator gets voted in, has the world command for the huge transport planes , the big employer in town pays well, so the taxes are in practice getting a Republican a seat. Not too difficult to think about, if you’re not to busy watching Dancing with the stars.The culture seems to tell me it is taboo to think about in public discourse anything political . Ephemeral rules the media.

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