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 thoughts on “Dubya. champion of freedom

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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