Whats in the Bliar-Bush memo?

After all, it's only "Secret" as was the cockpit video from the A-10 incident, which was splashed over tabloid front pages. It was even photocopied for uncontrolled distribution!

Surely it is time-expired by now? Perhaps it is a little embarrasing????

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
President George Dubya Bush

Yo Blair!

How's it hanging cowboy? When are y'all next coming over for a vizit, we can go and shoot some fish on the ranch at Brokeback and Laura will keep your good lady Charlene company.

Talking about shooting, we need to get a grip of those Eye-raqis. The dirty varmints are holed up in some place called Fallujah. My lawyers told me that we aren't supposed to bomb it back to the stone age (whenever that was) so I sacked them and got some new ones that Rummy knows, from Enron. These guys say we're not supposed to flatten it, but no-one will do anything about it if we do. So we need you to be onside when we flatten it, maybe send some of your troops to hang out with our dudes, like the Scotch ones that wear the skirts.

That pesky Al-Jazeera is gripping my **** as well! The guys say we can bomb it even though we're not meant to, like we bombed the Chinese, oops that was meant to be secret. Better make this secret as well. Hell, we invented the Yoo-Enn, I'll send my boy Bolton there and Wolfie needs a job for him and his ladyboy after all this has finished - how about the World Bank? Anyway, just you keep on saying the good stuff and let me borrow some of your boys.

Skull and Bones!


Note from Tony:

Guys, do what George says. He is very powerful.


Pair are guilty of Bush memo leak

David Keogh and Leo O'Connor denied the charges

A civil servant and an MP's researcher have been found guilty of leaking a secret memo about talks between George Bush and Tony Blair.

David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, has been found guilty of two offences under the Official Secrets Act.

MP's researcher Leo O'Connor was found guilty of one Official Secrets offence.

The memo recorded Oval Office talks between Mr Bush and Mr Blair about Iraq in 2004, the Old Bailey was told. Sentencing was adjourned for reports.

It was claimed in court that publication of the document could have cost British lives.

Few details of the "highly sensitive" memo, which is known to have included discussions about military tactics, have been made public.

Judge Mr Justice Aikens told the jury that what they had heard in camera must remain secret.

He said: "The information you heard in camera, including the contents of the letter and what was said by witnesses about the consequences of the disclosure of the letter, remain confidential - it remains secret."

The trial heard that Keogh, a communications officer at the Cabinet Office, gave the memo to political researcher O'Connor, also from Northampton, at a dining club in the town.

It was passed to Northampton South MP Anthony Clarke, who called the police.

Keogh's barrister, Rex Tedd QC, said his client had wanted to seek to reveal the truth of what was happening in Iraq while others were trying to conceal that truth.

John Farmer, defending O'Connor, said the war in Iraq was "the most controversial foreign affairs involvement of this country since Suez 50 years ago".

Earlier, O'Connor told the court he had never been "so worried and so fearful" as when he was passed the document.

O'Connor, who worked for anti-war Labour MP Mr Clarke, said he had been approached by Keogh and told about "some quite embarrassing, outlandish statements" in the four-page document.

But he told the jury that he took the claims with a "pinch of salt" and never intended to send copies of the document to newspapers or MPs.

When the court reconvened, the judge told Rex Tedd QC, for Keogh, that he was considering sentencing on Thursday.

Mr Tedd told the judge that Keogh had not acted for a political motive but had been following his conscience.

He said: "He acted out of conscience. No doubt, he did so misguidedly and he did so in a way which was likely to cause damage."

Keogh had been suspended on full pay but would now lose his job and good character, Mr Tedd said.

And he asked the judge for mercy, suggesting he imposed a community service order or a financial sentence.

Mr Farmer told the judge that the researcher has simply been unlucky to be in the position of working for anti-war MP Mr Clarke.

"Neither this document nor anything of its nature was actively sought by him," he said.
Who cares ? Is there anything significant in most memos ? I think most of these discussions and memos are banal and kept secret so the public would not rumble that most political leaders are clueless and stumble from one manufactured crisis to another through sheer ignorance and incompetence
It contained three main points.

1. Get one's dates (approximately) right.
2. Never wink at the Queen.
3. Always stand until she is seated.

As we've all seen, GWB lost it, unread . . . . .

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