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Report: Bush Considered Bombing Al Jazeera

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Report: Bush Considered Bombing Al Jazeera

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Report: Bush Considered Bombing Al Jazeera

Report: Bush Considered Bombing Al Jazeera

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A British media report suggests that President Bush considered bombing the headquarters of Arab satellite station Al Jazeera. London's Daily Mirror reports that a British government memo indicates that Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded the president not to act on the plan. Host Madeleine Brand speaks with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland about the report and the responses of Bush Blair and Al Jazeera.