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Thursday, December 01, 2005

And While You're At It, Don't Bomb Us Either

Over at Don't Bomb Us, the blog of Al-Jazeera employees, they link to a CNN poll that says 70% of 139,032 people who voted think George Bush spoke about bombing Al-Jazeera with Tony Blair. They also point over to BlairWatch, where it is being reported that Peter Kilfoyle MP confirmed that there is not one but two memos in circulation that document the Bush/Blair conversation, one published by the Times and another one published by the Mirror.

Meanwhile Wadah Khanfar, Al-Jazeera's Director General, is being stonewalled in his efforts to find out what the hell is up, insuring that the story will continue to have legs:
I brought many questions with me to London; it would seem that I shall return to Doha - where al-Jazeera is based - with even more misgivings. Officials in Britain have come up with nothing, and their silence is likely to reinforce suspicion and mistrust. This will not be the end of the road; we are taking legal advice and won't rest until we know the full truth.
Scott McClellan denies most of it and refuses to answer the rest, and what other confirmation does anybody really need to know that a story is true.

(Graphic by Monk at Inflatable Dartboard)