Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Ever since the US "accidentally" bombed Al-Jazeera's station in Afghanistan... and Iraq, there's been rumors that the independent broadcaster was being targeted by the Bush regime. This report, via Suburban Guerilla, won't help matters:
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.
Christ. Bush had to be talked out of attacking an ally. One wonders what the Bush administration would have thought of the Nazis killing Ed Murrow during WWII.

Sorry, I forgot, the Bush administration only likes Nazi comparisons that make them look good.

Addendum: Wasn't there an Onion story about Nixon bombing the New York Times? Funny how satire becomes reasonable... no, wait, that's not funny at all.

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