Archive: November 20, 2005 - November 26, 2005

U.K.: Media Gag Order Over Leaked Memo

Britain's attorney general yesterday told the Daily Mirror and other newspapers not to publish further details from a top-secret memo that detailed a meeting between President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair in which Bush expressed a desire...

By Jefferson Morley | November 23, 2005; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (68)

When Is a 'Chemical' Weapon Not a Chemical Weapon?

Reader Graham Bell offers a documentary contribution to the discussion of the U.S. military's use of white phosphorous, or WP, in Iraq last year, first reported earlier this month in the Italian RAI TV documentary "Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre" (in...

By Jefferson Morley | November 23, 2005; 8:21 AM ET | Comments (8)

Bush, Blair, Bombs and al-Jazeera

The Mirror, a British tabloid, claims a British government transcript shows that President George W. Bush wanted to bomb the Arab TV station al-Jazeera in Qatar last year but was talked out of it by Prime Minister Tony Blair. BBC...

By Jefferson Morley | November 22, 2005; 1:45 PM ET | Comments (35)

Newcomer Triggers Israeli Political Earthquake

"Israel's creaking, turgid political system is breaking up and on the move," says Debkafile, an Israeli news and commentary site. "The decades-old Likud and Labor parties which have dominated all the national governments are crumbling." With Prime Minister Ariel Sharon...

By Jefferson Morley | November 21, 2005; 3:41 PM ET | Comments (7)


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