Monday, March 12, 2012

dickhead's Scared of Canadians . . . .

Score one for Our Side!

Cheney deems Canada too dangerous for visit
Toronto - Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney canceled a Canadian speaking appearance because of security concerns sparked by demonstrations during a visit he made to Vancouver last fall.
Cheney was scheduled to talk about his experiences in office and the current American political situation at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24.
 But Ryan Ruppert of Spectre Live Corp. said on Monday that Cheney and his daughter Elizabeth had begged off through their agent.

"After speaking with their security advisers, they changed their mind on coming to the event," Ruppert said. He said they had "decided it was better for their personal safety they stay out of Canada."

Last Sept. 26, Cheney was forced to stay holed up in the Vancouver Club for seven hours before it was deemed safe for him to leave. Demonstrators blocked the entrances and at one point scuffled with police.

Cheney critics accuse him of endorsing the use of water boarding and sleep deprivation against detainees while serving in former President George W. Bush's administration.

Before the Vancouver event, Human Rights Watch urged the federal government to bring criminal charges against Cheney, accusing him of playing a role in the torture of detainees.
It pays to participate, 'cuz occasionally we win one . . . .


Steve said...

The headline should read "War criminals do not feel welcome in Canada"

Rev.Paperboy said...

there is evidence to suggest that Cheney never intended to appear in Toronto in the first place and that the whole thing is a "support free speech by right-wing nut jobs" scam cooked up by Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn

Rev.Paperboy said...

I believe it is what is known as a "bait and switch"

West End Bob said...

Much better - and more accurate - headline, Steve.

Does have a levant ring about it, doesn't it, Rev. ? ? ? ?