Thursday, November 24, 2005

Fury over Gagging Threat 'To Spare Bush's Blushes'

CLICK TO READ: Fury over Gagging Threat 'To Spare Bush's Blushes' - Britain, The Times

How low will Tony Blair go to protect his good buddy George Bush from yet another scandal? Evidently, pretty darned low:

"THE Attorney-General was accused last night of using the Official Secrets Act “big stick” to gag newspapers in an attempt to save President Bush from further embarrassment over Iraq.

Lord Goldsmith threatened newspapers on Tuesday with prosecution under the Act if they published details from a record of a conversation between Mr Bush and Tony Blair from April last year, when the President is alleged to have suggested bombing al-Jazeera, the Arabic television network."

Press Freedom or Freedom to Bomb the Press? The Bush Plan to Bomb Al-Jazeera by Stephen Soldz

UK Vows to Prosecute Editors Over Al-Jazeera Report

Qatar shock at al-Jazeera bombing report - IRAQ WIFE 'TO SUE U.S' "THE widow of an al-Jazeera journalist killed in Iraq by an American attack is considering suing the US Government."

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