Petition to ‘Ban Blair-Baiting’ at the Iraq Inquiry

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

Ban Blair-Baiting

Published by John Justice on Aug 05, 2009
Category: Politics
Target: Opinion-formers

Web site:
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.


We, the undersigned agree that Blair-baiting should NOT be allowed to prejudice the outcome of the Iraq war inquiry. We therefore call upon the media and other interested parties to refrain from such activity for the duration of the inquiry.

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:

Ban-Blair-Baiting at the Iraq Inquiry and in reports following

4 thoughts on “Petition to ‘Ban Blair-Baiting’ at the Iraq Inquiry

  1. blair is innocent untill proven guilty in a court of law and if thesse anti blair are so sure he’s guilty prosecute him in court not in the press and not through what is an inquiry although i’m sure if blair goes to court he will be found innocent for that is what he is

  2. haha! Since ang bagong standard ng pagiging national artist for visual arts ay ang achievements ni Caparas, I therefore conclude malapit na akong maging national artist. I just have to suck up to the next president whoever he/she might be. 😛

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