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Friday, November 25, 2005

Has It Come To This?

I normally don't pay a lot of attention to what MP, Spectator editor, media star and Tory weirdo Boris Johnson is up to, but he seems to have come out fighting after Blair's attempts to gag journalists reporting on the Al-Jazeera bomb memo:
The Attorney General's ban is ridiculous, untenable, and redolent of guilt. I do not like people to break the Official Secrets Act, and, as it happens, I would not object to the continued prosecution of those who are alleged to have broken it. But we now have allegations of such severity, against the US President and his motives, that we need to clear them up.

If someone passes me the document within the next few days I will be very happy to publish it in The Spectator, and risk a jail sentence. The public need to judge for themselves. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. If we suppress the truth, we forget what we are fighting for, and in an important respect we become as sick and as bad as our enemies.
This seems to have gone down well in the blogosphere, with a veritable phalanx of bloggers promising that if Boris will publish it, so will they, the consequences be damned. Not wanting to be left out, I'm throwing my hat in the ring. Fortunately I'm in good company, which will be particularly fortuitous if we do get banged up.

On a related note, you might care to check out the new blog started by Al-Jazeera staff, plaintively titled "Don't Bomb Us," a sentiment I'm sure we can all related to.

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