For those who don’t know, waterboarding is the act of pouring water continuously over somebody’s face, almost (but not completely) drowning them.
Bush was advised that such a practice is not torture (to which I reply ‘what is it then?!’). Although the former President claimed that waterboarding saved British lives, Downing Street has denied it.
But at the last minute, an editorial decision has been made to change the title from ‘The Journey’ to ‘A Journey’.
One can only guess the reason is (as one leading agent put it…) to make him sound ”less messianic”.
Amazon is saying Blair’s new book will become the “biggest political memoir of all-time”. They are probably right!
Speaking on tonight’s 6 o clock news, BBC political editor Nick Robinson commented how ballot papers for voting on Labour’s next leader go out the very same day this book is released (1st September).
The majority of tomorrow’s papers will lead with this story and excerpts from the book itself, so if you think there’s been a lot of talk about these memoirs already, you aint seen nothing yet!
Will you be buying the book? Would anyone care to read a review of the book by this blogger? I can’t quite decide whether to buy it or not…