Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bush Plotted to Bomb Al-Jazeera

US President George W. Bush planned to bomb pan-Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera, British newspaper the Daily Mirror said Tuesday, citing a Downing Street memo marked "Top Secret". The five-page transcript of a conversation between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair reveals that Blair talked Bush out of launching a military strike on the station, unnamed sources told the daily. The newspaper said that the memo "casts fresh doubt on claims that other attacks on al-Jazeera were accidents".