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My fax to my MP.

Based on swisstone's excellent words, and sent by those nice people at Fax Your MP:

Dear Mr Tony Colman,

I ask you to consider carefully your position on the forthcoming war in Iraq.

Regardless of the vile nature of the regime of Saddam Hussein, the move away from consensual multilateral diplomatic approaches, and the UK's willingless to allow the US to assert the right to launch pre-emptive strikes against a nation which poses no immediate threat to either it or to the UK, sets extremely dangerous precedents that lead down the road to international chaos.

The United Nation's first session was held across the road from Parliament in the Methodist Central Hall. It seems desperately ironic that the events that will cause its destruction are being voted for in the very Parliament that fought for its creation.

I urge you, as a citizen of the world, and of Europe, therefore, to vote against the Government.

If, as I suspect you will, you chose to vote with the Government on this issue, I hope that in future months and years you will do your best to ensure that the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States are held to account over their promises to deliver democracy to the people of Iraq.

If this war is truly being waged as a moral war to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein, then it is an imperative that they not be forgotten in the way that the people of Afghanistan have been. Otherwise we will lose what little international respect remains for the UK's position - especially if we acquiesce in delivering the Iraqi people from one dictator to another.

To forget them would be to forfeit the claim to morality extended by the Prime Minister and President Bush.

Thank you for listening to my views. I hope that peace may prevail, even at this late hour.

Simon Bisson

Comments

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swisstone
Mar. 18th, 2003 08:03 am (UTC)
You're welcome, though I hope this doesn't become a form letter, as that makes it more likely to be binned.

Futile or not, we have said what we must say.
sbisson
Mar. 18th, 2003 08:06 am (UTC)
Re:
I think I put in more than enough changes.
swisstone
Mar. 18th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
Yes indeed. Not meant as a criticism, rather a warning to others.
sbisson
Mar. 18th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
Oh, completely understood!

Seeing as I know how much hassled Danny has had over the RSPCA spamming...
the_gardener
Mar. 18th, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)
Just managed to send a fax myself -- took about twice as long as it should have done (not including time spent composing the letter) because the FaxYourMP servers are so congested. I hope the Parliamentary staff have topped up the paper stocks in the fax machines there!
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