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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 03:27 PM
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55. Actually he might be more limited than even that
Let's say Spain decides to indict him. So Bush doesn't go to Spain, he goes to France. But France has an extradition treaty with Spain. Once he lands in France, *Spanish* police can arrest him and deport him to Spain for trial. (or maybe French police turn him over to the Spanish police--not sure how the international extradition process works, actually)

(France and Spain used as examples only)

So his travel might be limited to countries that do not have extradition treaties with countries X and Y (where they've issued arrest warrants).

And per Wikipedia, "most countries in the world have signed bilateral extradition treaties with most other countries". Exceptions (for the US at least) are places like China, Namibia, and North Korea. (hey, I hear North Korea has some excellent beaches...)

And as the article in the OP points out, this arrest risk could be in effect for decades.
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