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biscotti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:55 PM
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The Guardian: * & Blair
For their eyes only
New evidence clears up whether Bush sought to bomb al-Jazeera. But we are not allowed to hear it
Richard Norton-Taylor
Friday October 13, 2006
The Guardian

Two men are to be tried behind closed doors in an Old Bailey courtroom in a move that will stop the public finding out whether George Bush proposed what would have been a war crime and how Tony Blair reacted. The evidence the government does not want us to hear is in an official record of a meeting in Washington in April 2004, when the situation in Iraq was deteriorating fast. The memo, it has been reported, refers to Bush's alleged proposal to bomb the Arabic TV channel al-Jazeera, and is said to reveal how far Blair went in criticising US military tactics in Iraq at a time when troops were bombarding Falluja.
David Keogh, a former civil servant, is charged with unlawfully disclosing the memo. Leo O'Connor, a former Labour researcher, is charged with disclosing a classified document. The way the government went about demanding a private trial, and the arguments used by the judge to allow it, are deeply disturbing.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Blair's foreign-policy adviser, who was present at the Washington meeting, told government lawyers that the disclosure of the memo "could have a serious impact upon the international relations" of the UK, and was likely to have damaged the "promotion or protection" of British interests, including those of British citizens in Iraq.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:08 PM
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1. Hiding criminal behavior using secrecy tactics is the way tyrannic...
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 10:08 PM by Amonester
military juntas operate, not true free world democracies.

So what R ** and bLiar scared of? The truth be known? :mad:
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