quote:Originally posted by Fine:
Wow, now this is terrorism & fascism at its supreme best!
More on the story from Counterpunch:
- ...the two men charged under the act [Britain's Officials Secrets Act], Leo O'Connor, 42, the former political researcher for the British ex-Member of Parliament Tony Clarke, and civil servant David Keogh, 49, a former cabinet official, are accused of improperly taking a British government document marked Top Secret, and making a "damaging" disclosure of its contents, the reported Bush remark about his designs on Al Jazeera. The second of those two articles of the Official Secrets Act, under which they are being prosecuted, is the one Lord Goldsmith used to silence the media.
The secret five-page memo surfaced one Friday afternoon in early June last year in the pigeon-hole of MP Clarke's constituency office. It was instantly obvious this was not campaign literature but a reported private conversation between the two leaders when the US army was engaged in a ferocious, and much criticized, assault on the city of Falluja in Iraq.