Sunday, October 09, 2005

George, God and the BBC

In yet another important example of the British media serving as America's watchdog, the US media has been abuzz this week with reports of an upcoming BBC documentary that reveals Bush claimed to Middle Eastern politicians that God directed him to bomb Afghanistan, depose Saddam, and create a Palestinian state.

The BBC's three-part "The Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs," will air in late October on BBC Two. It includes interviews with Abu Mazen, Palestinian Prime Minister, and Nabil Shaath, his Foreign Minister, talking about George talking about God in their June 2003 meeting.

Interestingly, Common Dreams points out the the story was broken by the Israeli newspaper, Hareetz, in June 2003 but never picked up by mainstream media. Writer Ira Chernus speculates that the media couldn't run with the story until a "mainstream" source reported it.

The White House has subsequently denied it all, natch.

No word on whether God's directing the BBC to reveal the truth to the American people.

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