The events don’t make things easier for those who, like me, optimistically supported the war on Iraq. We really believed in both the existence of Iraqi mass destruction weapons and the Pentagon’s plans to overthrow the dictator and restore peace to Iraq. But there weren’t mass destruction weapons and we saw an uprising that left tens of thousands of people dead. Some want the war to stop the use of chemical weapons against Iraqis once and for all and now phosphorus bombs are talked about today. Lastly, others want civil institutions such as the free press to be developed, and we found out about the plan to bomb Al-Jazeera. Every time we have hoped for something, some other information comes later destroying our hopes.
Probably the idea of bombing Al-Jazeera was only another irrelevant folly uttered by George W. Bush – a signal of his cretinism. But there is strong evidence that George W. Bush and Tony Blair planned that bombing when they met on April 16, 2004, right at the time of the attack on Falluja. We remember how the Bush administration condemned the way in which the Arab information network approached the issue but the US had already bombed Al-Jazeera’s offices in Kabul in 2002 and then in Baghdad in 2003. In 1999, it was the Serbian TV network that was attacked.
There is no doubt that the US has a good reason to attack Al-Jazeera, but the US also has that same good reason to attack the BBC! However, it won’t launch a Tomahawk missile into the latter’s premises. We have to find out whether the Daily Mirror’s news is accurate. Despite the judicial intimidation against those who will risk publishing any information leaked from top-secret official documents, I am willing to go to jail if I get the chance to clear up the issue.

Daily Telegraph (UK)

I’ll go to jail to print the truth about Bush and al-Jazeera”, by Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph, November 25, 2005.