We all hope and pray that the American President was engaging in nothing more than neo-con Tourette-style babble about blowing things up. We are quite prepared to believe that the Daily Mirror is wrong. We are ready to accept that the two British civil servants who have leaked the account are either malicious or mistaken. But if there is one thing that would seem to confirm the essential accuracy of the story, it is that the Attorney General has announced that he will prosecute anyone printing the exact facts. [...]He says that he will publish the Downing Street memo about bombing al Jazeera if he can get it, even if it means going to jail.
Peter Kilfoyle, a former defence minister, today said that the details of the conversation which supposedly took place during the Prime Minister's visit to the White House in April 2004 should be put before the public.Mr. Kilfoyle has put forth a motion in Parliament calling upon Blair to publish the memo.
"I would hope we can have a fair and full discussion of the very important issues that were discussed at that meeting," the Liverpool Walton MP told the BBC.