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Encourage Spain to Prosecute Bush 6February 14, 2011
CODEPINK LA, PDA, WCW and others
Los Angeles, CA
A representative from the Spanish Consulate wrote to me that this issue was not under their jurisdiction but that they would forward the letters to the Spanish Embassy. This did not stop our expression of love for the Spanish people and their wonderful pursuit of international justice! A number of grateful citizens, including Karen and Sharon from the Orange County Peace Coalition, Michael Haas, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and author of "George W. Bush, War Criminal", John, and Adela from World Can't Wait, and Jennifer and Sharon from CODEPINK, visited the Consulate this morning bearing gifts!
We told the Consulate representative who greeted us behind a pane of glass why we were there and that we had a gift for the Spanish people! She graciously came out to us and accepted our flowers and letters, but seemed a little uncomfortable being in our video and photos!
Mike Haas spoke to us afterward and shared a great analysis of the state of U.S. torture accountability (which I have on video). In part he shared that the US won't prosecute torture - but that when one of these cases against a prominent American wins, it will finally get the attention of the American people. So, Spain's judges and people give us Hope! Gracias Gente de Espana!