Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Another Effing Outrage

There is a report from Great Britain that President Bush had to be dissuaded by Prime Minister Tony Blair from bombing the satellite television network Al-Jazeera.

A British government employee has been charged under their notorious Official Secrets Act with leaking a memo detailing a Bush/Blair conversation of April 16, 2004.

There have been a number of incidents in both Afghanistan and Iraq in which Al-Jazeera bureaus have been "accidently" bombed by U.S. aircraft. The headquarters of the Arab network happens to be in Qatar, a nation which is officially allied with the U.S. Being outside any plausible theater of war, one wonders about exactly the method Mr. Bush would have used to carry out the atrocity.

A British government official has been quoted as saying Mr. Bush's suggestion was made in jest. Others dispute this.

Even if this was a joke, what kind of psychopath would say something like that to the leader of another country?


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