Princess Diana: Still Dead But back In The News

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2141743_diana_300CNN (12/10/06):  Report: Diana’s Driver Was Drunk

LONDON, England (AP) — New DNA evidence proves the driver of Princess Diana’s car was drunk on the night of her fatal crash in a Paris underpass in 1997, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday.

The tests confirm that original post-mortem blood samples were from driver Henri Paul and that he had three times the French legal limit of alcohol in his blood, the BBC said, quoting from a documentary it will screen Sunday.

Excuse me, but didn’t we already know this?

The Guardian (12/10/06): U.S. Bugged Diana’s Phone On Night Of Death Crash

The American secret service was bugging Princess Diana’s telephone conversations without the approval of the British security services on the night she died, according to the most comprehensive report on her death, to be published this week.

Well, that’s something I hadn’t head before.  The article doesn’t explain why the U.S. tapped Diana’s phone, but it does add the information that the driver (the drunk one) was in the pay of the French equivalent of the CIA.  Hmmmm.

Conspiracy nuts, you have your marching orders.

UPDATE:  The Diana phone-tapping starts a debate between former Bush speechwriter David Frum and progressive blogger Glenn Greenwald.  Start with Frum here, then Greenwald’s response here.