the ap is reporting
today that a british memo suggests that tony blair had to dissuade bush from bombing al jazeera:November 22,2005 LONDON -- 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.The Daily Mirror reported that Bush spoke of targeting Al-Jazeera's headquarters in Doha, Qatar, when he met Blair at the White House on April 16, 2004. The Bush administration has regularly accused Al-Jazeera of being nothing more than a mouthpiece for anti-American sentiments.The Daily Mirror attributed its information to unidentified sources. One source, said to be in the government, was quoted as saying that the alleged threat was "humorous, not serious," but the newspaper quoted another source as saying that "Bush was deadly serious, as was Blair."
first the white house takes on the onion
, now bombing al jazeera? i hope they're not monitoring my blog. i have accused dick cheney of eating puppies on occasion. fortunately i have a much more peaceful way
of dealing with my enemies that include notre dame, soldier (the dog who always steals my sister's toys), goddamn cats, and bushes.
note to the free press--duck!