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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    Bush Wanted to Bomb Al Jazeera Last Year

    From Democracy Now!:

    The British newspaper the Daily Mirror is reporting that President Bush considered bombing the Arabic tv station Al Jazeera last year. The paper based its report on a top secret Downing Street Memo that reveals Bush told British Prime Minister Tony Blair in April 2004 that he wanted to attack Al Jazeera's headquarters in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Blair allegedly feared such a strike would spark revenge attacks. The Mirror quoted one source saying "The memo is explosive and hugely damaging to Bush. There's no doubt what Bush wanted to do -- and no doubt Blair didn't want him to do it." Another British source said Bush's threat was humorous and not serious (Yeah, right.). In 2001 the U.S. bombed Al Jazeera's office in Kabul Afghanistan but claimed it was done by accident.

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