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Thursday, April 03, 2003
A former British Ambassador to the United States claims, in a new Frontline documentary, that Tony Blair prevented George Bush from immediately attacking Iraq in the days after September 11th. Perhaps single-handedly, according to the BBC News report, the PM stopped the US from bombing a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11, instructing Mr Bush to, well, maybe go after Al-Qaeda first. It makes sense that Bush is confused, though, since 42 percent of Americans now think Mr Hussein "is directly responsible" for the attacks. My Aunt was telling me that she held up two pictures to her remedial 7th grade reading class, one of Osama Bin Laden and one of Saddam Hussein, and asked each student to identify them. Only one out of 15 was able to say with that they were, in fact, different people.