But if there is an ounce of truth in the notion that George Bush seriously proposed the destruction of al-Jazeera, and was only dissuaded by the Prime Minister, then we need to know, and we need to know urgently. We need to know what we have been fighting for, and there is only one way to find out. The Attorney General’s ban is ridiculous, untenable, and redolent of guilt. I do not like people to break the Official Secrets Act, and, as it happens, I would not object to the continued prosecution of those who are alleged to have broken it. But we now have allegations of such severity, against the US President and his motives, that we need to clear them up. If someone passes me the document within the next few days I will be very happy to publish it in The Spectator, and risk a jail sentence. 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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November 25th, 2005 · No Comments
Boris Johnson MPI suggest you read the following which is growing into an ever large news story. In 2004 Bush and Blair got into a shouting match over bombing Al-Jazeera in Qatar. Bush was determined to bomb Al-Jazeera, for the third time, and Blair ‘shouted him down.’ The gagging order in the UK is preventing the piece getting published. Boris, bless his crazy little heart, is willing to publish it. Um, yay Conservitive?! That somehow sounds so wrong.