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British Media Reports Plan by Bush to Bomb Al-Jazeera

by RonChusid

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.

2 Responses to “British Media Reports Plan by Bush to Bomb Al-Jazeera”

  1. Ron

    You may want to update with this:
    U.K. charges official with leaking
    Blair memo


  2. I wouldn’t put it pass bush to pull a stunt like this. After all he invaded a sovereign nation and till this day can’t come up with a good reason why. Also his administration regularly bashes Al-Jazeera so its not that far fetch.
    I’m no fan of Al-Jazzeera but still to pull a stunt like this would make it worse on our troops.
    Boy those brits keep good notes. I wonder what else Tony is trying to hide to save his and georgie’s skin.