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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bush Wanted to Bomb Al-Jazeera

Posted by on November 22 at 13:56 PM


Via the AP

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.

In a surprise move, White House spokesmonkey Scott McClellan pronounced the accusations “outlandish” and “inconceivable.”

Easy there, Scott. With this maniac in the White House, nothing is inconceivable. Could he possibly have thought that bombing the headquarters of the only Arabic news channel—in Qatar, an ally—would have helped his cause in the Middle East? The man is off his freakin’ nut. Way to stand up for American ideals, there, Mr. President.