posted on Dec, 3 2003 @ 12:41 PM
I knew it sounded dodgy...
Just another example of news being political lies, and this was on a reputable board as well...
But now it appears the story was a complete fabrication, designed only to hype the story. According to Reuters, "British Airways said yesterday that
none of its pilots made contact with President Bush's plane during its secret flight to Baghdad on Thanksgiving, contradicting White House reports of
a midair exchange that nearly prompted Bush to call off his trip."2
Making things worse, the White House revised its story after revelations of the distortion. The White House now says "it had left the wrong
impression" and that actually the conversation took place between Air Force One and the airport tower in London.3 But again, British Airways refuted
this tale, with a spokesman for the company telling media "that none of its pilots has come forward to acknowledge either making or overhearing the