Trigger Happy, Are We?

Last year Blair talked Bush out of bombing al-Jazeera.

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 which is against the war in Iraq.

The transcript of the pair’s talks during Blair’s April 16, 2004 visit to Washington allegedly shows Bush wanted to attack the satellite channel’s headquarters.

Blair allegedly feared such a strike, in the business district of Doha, the capital of Qatar, a key western ally in the Persian Gulf, would spark revenge attacks.

The Mirror quoted an unnamed British government official as saying Bush’s threat was “humorous, not serious”.

However, another source told the Mirror Bush was serious.

A source told the Mirror: “The memo is explosive and hugely damaging to Bush.

“He made clear he wanted to bomb al-Jazeera in Qatar and elsewhere. Blair replied that would cause a big problem.

“There’s no doubt what Bush wanted to do — and no doubt Blair didn’t want him to do it.”

Another source said: “Bush was deadly serious, as was Blair. That much is absolutely clear from the language used by both men.”

What can one say but … Jeebus.

Shakespeare’s Sister
: “Looks like Instapundit DOES owe Eason Jordan a serious apology.”

Don’t hold your breath.

6 thoughts on “Trigger Happy, Are We?

  1. i have been reading different blogs and comments about what a good boy blair was in stopping bush—-holy frigging mother of neptune, blair is only keeping his carlyle group seat open. jeeeez!!!!

  2. Jeebus is right. One thing I’ve noticed, Bush has such an inappropriate sense of humor, it’s hard to tell (or believe) when he’s kidding.

    Poor pathetic Tony Blair, the monkey’s hand puppet. His comeuppance is “sheduled” for when, again?

  3. What’s the point of being a War President if you can’t bomb who you want when you want. You liberals think we should provide therapy for terrorists. Everybody knows that al-Jazeera was transmitting secret codes to activate terrorist sleepers cells here in the United States.Thankfully.Ashcroft rounded up the thousands of terrorists shortly after 9-11. Praise Bush for his great and decisive leadership at a time of national peril.

  4. I drank the Kool-aid! I was thirsting after righteousness like the bible tells me to do, so I drank it.

    Scotty McCellan(sp) says the Whitehouse won’t dignify the assertion by an answer that Bush wanted to bomb al-Jazeera. Gee, they inadvertenly bombed al- Jazeera in Iraq and in Afghanistan but it would be absurd to consider that they would intentionally target al-Jazeera. Maybe I need to get that loose screw in my head tightened to get my head right.

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