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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:39 AM
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Most Britons blame Blair for bombing
LONDON: Two-thirds of Britons believe Prime Minister Tony Blair bears a share of the responsibility for the suicide bombings in London, according to a poll published on Tuesday. The ICM poll for

The Guardian newspaper asked people to what extent Blairs decision to join the invasion of Iraq was responsible for the July 7 bombings that killed 56 people. Thirty-three percent said the prime minister bore a lot of responsibility, 31 percent thought he had a little responsibility, and 28 percent thought he was blameless.

ICM interviewed 1,005 adults by telephone between July 15 and 17. The poll had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_20-...
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:41 AM
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1. Umm
Hmm, where does that 28% come from? Doubt you could find it on a British street :eyes:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:48 AM
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5. Thanks for the inside info
I wonder sometimes if pollsters just throw in a fudge factor, thinking no one could be universally hated.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:42 AM
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2. Yet they voted for him again...
:puke:

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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:02 AM
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6. Scuse me?
ummm, can I put this to bed once and for all and point out that under the Parliamentary system only the voters of Sedgefield had a say on Blair. His vote total was just over 24,000. So 24,000 Northerners need their heads examined
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Patty Diana Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:46 AM
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7. kind of like the UNJUST, UNFAIR, UNBALANCED Electoral College
in the USA
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:45 AM
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3. But 51 percent of Americans say there should be military reprisals!
Does that mean Blair's the objective?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:46 AM
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4. My question is whether fear of being blamed is affecting the investigation
When the Pan Am flight was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland, everyone in the world told Reagan Libya had done it. But Reagan had just bombed Libya to stop more terrorism. Admitting Libya had done it would have meant admitting that his bombing raid, rather than stopping terrorism, had caused it. So Reagan blocked all attempts to blame Libya, thus preventing an easy capture and prosecution of the bombers.

Reagan played that same game with Iran. He came to power (allegedly) because Iran refused to release the hostages under Carter. Later Reagan was caught selling weapons to Iran. He bombed Libya for a terrorist act that Iran was probably just involved in, and he refused to let anyone blame Iran for any of the terrorist attacks they were involved in.

And of course we all remember Spain trying to blame the Basques recently.

Is Blair trying to avoid blaming Al-Queda, Iraq, or some other foreign group? I won't trust any results that come from this investigation. Too much incentive for lies for the truth to ever come out.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:05 PM
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8. ......and if there are any more "terrorist" attacks on the U.S., Bush will
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:09 PM by Dover
be blamed. And that's a good thing.

Hopefully their fear tactics won't have the same muscle if the U.S. is "attacked" again...with the masses huddling in fear. Because even IF the attacks are not an inside job, but rather a real attack,
it indicates a failure of the government to not only protect its citizens, but to create positive, equitable global policy and be an effective and fair world citizen...to wield power responsibly.
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