Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Did Bush Want to Bomb Al-Jazeera?

London's Daily Mirror reports that a conversation between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush reveals that Blair talked Preznit Fake Ass Cowboy out of bombing Arab broadcasters Al-Jazeera.
AOL News AP Wire excerpt:

LONDON (Nov. 22) - 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."

Blair's office declined to comment on the report, stressing it never discusses leaked documents. In Qatar, Al-Jazeera said it was aware of the report, but did not wish to comment.

The White House said it wouldn't dignify what it called "something so outlandish" with a response. The document was described as a transcript of a conversation between the two leaders.

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Just when you think nothing this terrible excuse for a leader says or does can surprise you, he pulls another stunt that makes you shake your head in wonder that he can even claim to be a human being. I suppose the question I asked at the end of my previous post should be updated. Is there no low to which Bush and his people will stoop to bring about the world they see in the twisted visions of their tiny, petty minds? Christ, with that type of attitude, Ann "Too bad they (the terrorists) didn't target the New York Times (during the 9-11 attacks)" Coulter should replace Condi Rice as Secretary of State.

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