Tuesday, November 22, 2005

British Media Reports Bush Plan to Bomb Al-Jazeera

This one seems a bit far fetched even for Bush. The Mirror reports that an unreleased Downing Street memo shows Bush was talked about of bombing al-Jazeera by Tony Blair:

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.

A source said: “There’s no doubt what Bush wanted, and no doubt Blair didn’t want him to do it.” Al-Jazeera is accused by the US of fuelling the Iraqi insurgency.

BBC reports that “A White House official said: ‘We are not going to dignify something so outlandish with a response.’” Maybethey see no point in denials considering their low credibility. This comes shortly after they denied than admitted to the use of chemical weapons in Iraq and while Bush and Cheney continue to deny that they misled the country about WMD in Iraq.


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