Monday, October 08, 2007

Bush tries to halt execution of convicted killer in Texas

This is another story not getting much play. Bush, ever the hypocrite is trying to prevent an execution in Texas.

Not only is he hypocritical about executing people, he's hypocritical about obeying international law.

This is the same guy who mocked a woman sentenced to execution with, "'Please,' Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, 'don't kill me,'"
President George Bush, who signed the death warrant for 152 prisoners as governor of Texas, this week faces a rare challenge from his home state against his efforts to block the execution of a convicted killer from Mexico.

The case of Jose Ernesto Medellin, to go before the supreme court on Wednesday, examines whether the president has the power to set aside a state law that conflicts with an international treaty.

It puts Mr Bush in the unusual position of arguing against the death penalty and against the very same Texans who helped put him in the White House. Even more unusually, it puts Mr Bush on the same side of the dispute as the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

What did the American people ever do so heinous they should be visited by Bush? What?

Via Japan Herald.

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