Monday, March 29, 2004

Update on Iraqi Democracy 

Here is a little more info on the US shutting down a newspaper in Baghdad.

In an article headlined G.I.'s Padlock Baghdad Paper Accused of Lies by Jeffrey Gettleman today's New York Times said: American Soldiers shut down a popular Baghdad newspaper on Sunday and tightened chains across the doors after the occupation authorities accused it of printing lies that incited violence... Thousand of outraged Iraqis protested the closing as an act of American hypocrisy... "No, no, America!" and "Where is democracy now?" screamed protesters...

Where is democracy now indeed.

If these kind of journalistic standards were applied to the U.S. how many papers in the U.S. would be left standing considering how many of them repeated over and over again the lies about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. I guess the U.S. is just concerned about others who tell "lies" which incite violence. Apparently U.S. papers telling lies which incite wars is just fine.


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