One of my friends sent a link regarding an online petition which she wants people to read and maybe even sign if they believe in it. It is a petition to ‘Ban Blair-Baiting’ at the Iraq Inquiry. After reading the background behind the petition I decided to sign, not just because I love the Brits for their accent and the smart humor but more for the belief at being fair and my hate for sensational journalism and trial by media. If you want to read more about it I’ve copied the contents from the website
You might be interested in this new online petition
Web site: http://justicefortonyblair.blogspot.com/
Background (Preamble): Bear-baiting, whereby a tethered bear was attacked by a pack of dogs, was outlawed in this country in 1835. It is now time to stop BLAIR-baiting, i.e. attacks on our former Prime Minister by the dogs of anti-war. Less metaphorically it can be defined as the constant incitement of hatred against Tony Blair for taking us to war in Iraq.This year’s Blair-baiting season will reach its peak when the Iraq war inquiry starts to call witnesses. Parts of the media, the anti-Iraq war lobby and some families of soldiers killed in the war are already calling for this to be a TRIAL of Tony Blair with a view to gathering as much evidence as possible to send him to The Hague for “war crimes”. Except that unlike a normal trial, Tony Blair has been presumed guilty in advance.
The organisers of this petition do not belong to any one party but are united in our belief in “innocent until proved guilty” and that Mr Blair should be given a fair hearing at the inquiry. To this end we demand that if the Blair-baiters want to turn the inquiry into a trial they should follow the same rules as a trial and not be allowed to make any public comment on the proceedings until they are over.
Please show your support for Tony Blair through this period of “trial” by signing this petition. If you would like to be more actively involved in the campaign associated with it could you please leave your contact details in the “contact author” box that accompanies this petition.
It seems that I am not alone in wanting to avoid the ‘hangman’s noose’ (aka The ICC) for our Tone! Please go and sign if you agree that he, like every other British citizen, deserves a fair hearing at this trial … I mean … Inquiry. Reports following “evidence” should NOT be twisted to “prove” what Blair did or didn’t know. Click the following link: