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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Spilling the beans?

Two men charged under the Official Secrets Act over the alleged leak of a secret government memo have appeared before magistrates in London. The memo is supposed to reveal that George Bush wanted to bomb Al Jazeera's headquarters, but that Tony Blair dissuaded him. The stuff of high politics! The White House has dismissed reports of the conversation as "outlandish". However, in court when the time comes, these two will start talking. There does appear to be some element of truth in all this as the British government is prosecuting them for leaking the document.

Either the document is just a piece of paper, sort of Neville Chamerlain style, in which case they will be rapped over the knuckles, or it's the dynamite that Bush wants kept quiet. Either way, it's not looking good for the hapless governments on either side of the Atlantic.

Today, a top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell has launched a stinging attack on US Vice-President Dick Cheney over abuse of prisoners by US troops. It's all beginning to unravel like Auntie's sweaters! Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson accused Mr Cheney of ignoring a decision by President Bush on the treatment of prisoners in the war on terror. Asked by the BBC's Today programme if Mr Cheney could be accused of war crimes, he said "It's an interesting question. Certainly it is a domestic crime to advocate terror, and I would suspect, for whatever it's worth, it's an international crime as well."

So Dick Cheney, who thought by now he and his Haliburton chums would be celebrating a year's worth of oil pumping is getting his brains pumped instead! That's the price to pay for dodgy warmongering! This war on terror is becoming a terrible war, and Bush and his cronies have no real plausible explanation as to what happens next! In the end it will have to be talking the talk rather than walking the walk!

Here's the transcript of the Wilkerson interview on BBC Radio


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