Thursday, December 01, 2005

"I Don't Think Tony Blair Thought It Was a Joke."


And the beat goes on...

A senior official at 10 Downing Street, Blair’s official residence, who insisted on anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, recently seemed to give credence to the Al-Jazeera threat. The official told NEWSWEEK London Bureau chief Stryker McGuire: "I don't think Tony Blair thought it was a joke."

...the document indicates that Blair took Bush’s threat so seriously he spent part of the meeting trying to dissuade Bush from attacking Al-Jazeera.

The Case of the Secret Memo by Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

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