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liberaliraqvet26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 07:36 PM
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Conservative British MP : I'll go to jail to expose Bush/Al Jezzera Memo
Edited on Fri Nov-25-05 07:39 PM by liberaliraqvet26
http://www.boris-johnson.com/archives/2005/11/bush_and_...

Great statement for a Tory.

The Attorney General's ban is ridiculous, untenable, and redolent of guilt. I do not like people to break the Official Secrets Act ... we now have allegations of such severity, against the US President and his motives, that we need to clear them up.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 07:42 PM
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1. Finally someone is showing
some spine:

A few great snips from the link:

It must be said that subsequent events have not made life easy for those of us who were so optimistic as to support the war in Iraq. There were those who believed the Government's rubbish about Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction. Then the WMD made their historic no-show.

Some of us were so innocent as to suppose that the Pentagon had a well-thought-out plan for the removal of the dictator and the introduction of peace. Then we had the insurgency, in which tens of thousands have died.

Some of us thought it was about ensuring that chemical weapons could never again be used on Iraqi soil. Then we heard about the white phosphorus deployed by the Pentagon. Some people believed that the American liberation would mean the end of torture in Iraqi jails. Then we had Abu Ghraib.

Some of us thought it was all about the dissemination of the institutions of a civil society - above all a free press, in which journalists could work without fear of being murdered. Then we heard about the Bush plan to blow up al-Jazeera.

...

We all hope and pray that the American President was engaging in nothing more than neo-con Tourette-style babble about blowing things up.

...

The public need to judge for themselves. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. If we suppress the truth, we forget what we are fighting for, and in an important respect we become as sick and as bad as our enemies.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 10:18 PM
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5. Wow that is great stuff n/t
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 07:47 PM
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2. They need to say that believing the current US President is a national
security risk!!
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corksean Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 08:03 PM
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3. Shit! I agree with Boris Johnson! Has the world gone mad?
Seriously, Johnson is one of the few Conservatives I have any time for. Although well to the right on most issues he has always struck me as someone with a mind of his own and not a blind ideologue.
This is the first time I have seen him giving his views on Foreign Affairs and so far I like what I see.
Could be well worth checking his blog for the next few days I reckon. I think he's too independent minded to move up the ranks in the Conservative party (not to mention the extra-maritals) but he's definitely well enough connected to get his hands on a copy of that memo.
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 08:56 PM
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4. Hope he doesn't have a heart attack while out walking (wink).
We all know how unhealthy it is to think on your own and to seek out the truth.
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 12:58 AM
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6. Another good quote from the article
Maybe he was only horsing around. Maybe it was a flippant one-liner, of the kind that he delivers before making one of his dramatic exits into the broom-closet. Perhaps it was a kind of Henry II moment: you know, who will rid me of this turbulent TV station? Maybe he had a burst of spacy Reagan-esque surrealism, like the time the old boy forgot that the mikes were switched on, and startled a press conference with the announcement that he was going to start bombing Russia in five minutes. Maybe Bush thought he was Kenny Everett. Perhaps he was playing Basil Brush. Boom boom.

Who knows? But if his remarks were just an innocent piece of cretinism, then why in the name of holy thunder has the British state decreed that anyone printing those remarks will be sent to prison?

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I Kant Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 01:11 AM
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7. This story relates to the cover-up of U.S. Chemical Weapons Use
Bush knew we'd be using chemical weapons in Falujah, and new it would be all over Al Jezeerah.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 08:22 AM
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9. You can bet your bippy Bush also knew about the wholesale torture
of men, women, and children -- Hell, he probably cooked the plan up in the basement of his occult Skull & Boner Cabal club.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 02:43 AM
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8. kick
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