Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hitchens?? The Bush Bombshell

It's been a long while since I've enjoyed reading anything Chistopher Hitchens has to say. So this is refreshing, in a scary sort of way:
The Bush Bombshell - Did the president propose to take out Al Jazeera? By Christopher Hitchens

...Al Jazeera is not describable, perhaps, as a strictly objective station, but it is the main source of news in the Arab world because it is not the property of any state or party, and it has given live and unedited coverage of things like the elections in Iraq. In 2001, its office in Afghanistan was destroyed by 'smart' bombs. In 2003, its correspondent in Baghdad was killed in an American missile strike. If it becomes widely believed that it has been or is being targeted, the consequences in the region will be rather more than Karen Hughes' 'public diplomacy' can handle.
As with the Downing Street Memos before them, these leaked memos and the trails that stem from the leaks figure to be our best way of learning any iota of truth about Bush and his imperial court.

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