Bush Arrested in Canada

image A mock CNN page with news about Bush being arrested in Canada and charged with war crimes has been doing the rounds, and apparently fooling quite a few people. It's pretty well done. The url even looks like it could be the real thing. Axis of Logic also has a satirical article about Bush being arrested on their site. Apparently the Axis of Logic article got picked up by the Google newsbot and was temporarily posted as a real headline on Google News. Hairy Houdini, as he promised in the Hoax Forum, sent me a screen cap of this (Thanks, HH, though unfortunately it doesn't look like your christmas wish will come true). I'm not sure if the mock CNN page and the Axis of Logic article are related in any way.

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Posted on Fri Dec 03, 2004


The arrest is a parody, but the war crimes, alas, are not.
An international tribunal on Afghanistan last year found Bush guilty of war crimes. No doubt the same will soon happen regarding Iraq (Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Red Cross, among others, have all documented torture, assassinations, and other war crimes by U.S. occupation forces in Iraq).
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Fri Dec 03, 2004  at  08:49 AM
You right, "peace keeping" bureaucrats all over the world are scared starting with UN.
Dictator existence feeds them, without this job they are worthless.
Posted by Loxx  on  Fri Dec 03, 2004  at  10:07 AM
Pretty good fake article. If it wasn't for a few POV issues in the body of the article, I would have believed it was completly real.

As for the content, I'll sit that argument out, I agree with some things on both sides of the fence.
Posted by The Listener  on  Fri Dec 03, 2004  at  01:40 PM
International tribunal, that would be the UN? Best guess.... Is not the Director of the UN up on charges now with regard to misdealings in the Oil for Food Doctrine. When policemen break the law, then there isn't any law, only a fight for survival...(Tom Laughlin)
Posted by Darren  on  Fri Dec 03, 2004  at  06:03 PM
Well, no, and no.
The International War Crimes Tribunal is not the same thing as the UN, and there is no such office as "the Director of the UN," so you just might want to look for a new information source.
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Fri Dec 03, 2004  at  06:24 PM
Dang... if only. I'd probably do a dance of joy if that was real. -_-''
Posted by Mewtaila  on  Fri Dec 03, 2004  at  06:27 PM
Tribunal, sounds like something the island natives hold....
Posted by Darren  on  Fri Dec 03, 2004  at  06:47 PM
Darren, "tribunal" actually refers to the Roman Republic. If you think that's a bunch of "island natives" you might want to learn some history.
Posted by Carl Fink  on  Sat Dec 04, 2004  at  02:03 PM
'Darren, "tribunal" actually refers to the Roman Republic. If you think that's a bunch of "island natives" you might want to learn some history.'
And you might want to learn to lighten up. The man was just making an off-the-cuff remark.

In any case, he's not that far off. Tribunal (much like tribune and tribute) has its roots in the Latin tribus, a word originally referring to three ethnic groups/classes that made up ancient Rome before the Republic.
Posted by John  on  Sat Dec 04, 2004  at  08:15 PM
Sounds like Survivor to me.... I vote off Carl because he's a physical threat and obviously a dick. He'd probably hide a baby ruth in his underwear that he wouldn't share.
Why should be ruling because that's how it's supposed to be. King of the hill right... top of the food chain... We should answer to no outside tribunal,we should rule with world with an iron fist like it wants to be. It's just like a four year old; everything is fine until you get a little uppity, then get reprimanded when you think you can do whatever you want. Well a good swift kick in the ass will set you right. You'll grow up to be a fine world with a short haircut and good posture. You'll say please and thank you and you'll know to shut the fuck up when we back hand you because your being a whiny bitch. If we make a mistake along the way, too fuckin bad, everyone does.
Posted by Guido  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  01:51 AM
We should I meant.
Posted by Guido  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  02:03 AM
Hopefully the day will come where Bush will be arrested and put to death for the crimes he is directly responsible for.

All the other members of his first administration, the members of this coming second administration, and all members of congress should equally be put on trial and put to death for their involvment in accepting/supporting the genocide that is going on in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The world will bring down the US. Sooner rather than later.

It's the only way to CURE the US of it's madness.
Posted by Grumpy  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  04:13 AM
Yea,if only it was real... 😊
Posted by Evey  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  11:42 AM
If it were true...

..they'd have to give Canada the Nobel Peace Prize.
Posted by hillbillie  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  11:59 AM
Guido is some kinda Natzi apparently, or did I get that wrong too, John?
Posted by Darren  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  12:37 PM
how i wish this was a real news story... darn!
Posted by coffee  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  07:01 PM
So, a bit of topic here...

(Up front, I am not a Bush supporter, nor was I a strong Kerry supporter but I voted for him because he was better than any of the other meagre choices)

After observing all the assorted election protests, I was wondering: how many of the vociferous Anti-Bush-the-election-was-stolen-the-country-is-going-to-hell-in-a handbasket activists are actually making a difference by volunteering within their prefered school/social service/policy agency? or financially supporting such groups?

To me, it seems like the pamphleteers, sidewalk shouters, and bloggers are putting their considerable resources to a less than effective method of protest. Wouldn't it be more radical to actually work within the system and fortify the issues Bush is against? Change from within often has longer impact than shouting, no matter how well intentioned it is...

Posted by Karen  on  Sun Dec 05, 2004  at  09:34 PM
I agree Karen. Most people don't even realize that anyone can walk into a local city council meeting and speak in front of the council on any issue being voted on. I myself have done that a few times in San Diego. Nationaly though, it's much harder to do things like that. I mean, you can't just walk into a senate meeting and start ranting your opinions.

And on the topic --> I too wish this news article were true. Makes me sad just reading it. Life though isn't fair, and sometimes we just have to make the best with what we have, even if what we have is 4 more years of Bush.
Posted by Razela  on  Mon Dec 06, 2004  at  02:43 AM
The website has been blocked. Ya gotta love them Republinazis and their censorship!
Posted by Craig  on  Wed Dec 08, 2004  at  10:11 AM
Dammit! Sure had me fooled. I so wished that was true.
Posted by Daemon Chadeau  on  Mon Dec 13, 2004  at  08:27 PM
Whatever happened to "Freedom Of Speech"?
Posted by Carmen  on  Fri Dec 09, 2005  at  01:06 PM
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