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Dubya. champion of freedom

 Bush plotted to bomb Al-Jazeera

President Bush planned to bomb Arab TV station al-Jazeera in friendly Qatar, a "Top Secret" No 10 memo reveals.

But he was talked out of it at a White House summit by Tony Blair, who said it would provoke a worldwide backlash. 

And while the Bushies deny everything (what else is new?), in Britain a civil servant has been charged with leaking the memo. Sounds like they think the memo exists!

A civil servant has been charged under Britain’s Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking a government memo that a newspaper said Tuesday suggested that Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded President Bush not to bomb the Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera.

4 Responses to Dubya. champion of freedom

  1. Mike Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 5:08 pm #

    But he was talked out of it at a White House summit by Tony Blair, who said it would provoke a worldwide backlash.

    Are you sure about that? Check the DVD of “Control Room.” Watch a U.S. jet circle over the headquarters of Al-Jazeera in Baghdad, and launch a missile that destroys the facility.

  2. Bob Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 6:02 pm #

    This bombing was planned for Qatar, where al-Jazeera is headquartered.

    But yes, good point, the US did bomb al-Jazeera in Baghdad, said it was a mistake, oopsie.. Yeah, right.

  3. Mikevotes Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 7:12 pm #

    The push from Washington(via BBC) seems to be that Bush’s statements were a joke, delivered in a humorous tone. But if that’s true, then why did Blair take the time in detail to talk him out of it? That’s a pretty weird joke going back and forth. Or does Tony Blair think Bush is so f***ing crazy that he took the joke seriously.

  4. John Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 12:54 pm #

    What chance for the world when all we have is one cazy leader tries to stop another cazy leader from doing another cazy act of destruction.