Heathcote Williams: Citizen's Arrest of Tony Blair: Megamix

class="caption">Words by Heathcote Williams, music by Max Reinsch, video by Alan Cox. See: Babylonroyal » and Handsome Dog Productions


It's time for Tony to face charges;
It's time for a Citizen's Arrest.
There's an empty dock in the Hague
Dying to have him as its guest.

There's a million bodies buried in Iraq
Whose ghosts cry out in despair;
'There were no weapons of mass destruction
So where's 'The People versus Tony Blair?'

There were no weapons about to hit London
Within the space of three quarters of an hour.
Tony was lying to Parliament and his country –
For Iraq never toppled the twin towers.

He and Campbell were conned by the neo-cons.
They were impressed by American power
Into letting themselves be drawn into war crimes
With Iraq being bombed for hour after hour.

A million were bombed to smithereens
Killed by shells tipped with uranium –
Causing birth defects to pregnant women
Lasting from generation to generation.

As a lawyer you're aware that aggressive warfare,
Under the Nuremburg Protocols,
Constitutes the ultimate crime in international law –
Your avoiding justice makes people emotional.

To add insult to injury you've profited, Tony,
And you swan about in a private jet.
It's made you popular amongst the corrupt;
You're part of the International Set.

But the International Criminal Court
Is keeping your seat in the dock warm,
And anyone carrying out a successful arrest
Promises to go down a storm.

They'll be rewarded with worldwide cheers
They'll be greeted by great sighs of relief,
For at last the rule of law and of human rights
Won't be undermined by a grinning thief.

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