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Bomb Al Jazeera – non denial denial

From BlairWatch

The wonderful FOIA Blog put in a request under the Freedom of Information Act to release the bomb memo. Within the 20 day limit, they got a reply.

"Thank you for your e-mail of 24 November in which you request a copy of any memos or notes that record President Bush’s discussions with the Prime Minister about the bombing of the al-Jazeera television station in Qatar…

I can confirm that the Cabinet Office holds information which is relevant to your request.

The information comes under section 27 (international relations). Section (27)(1)(a) applies where disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and any other state."

Translation: Yes the bombing of al Jazeera was discussed – I can confirm that the Cabinet Office holds information which is relevant to your request – but we can’t release it as it would embarrass George and Tony.

The fact that bombing TV stations is against international law doesn’t mean a damn thing to them.