Monday, May 14, 2007

No pics; No proof. The "surge" just keeps on getting better

How do you show progress in Iraq? Don't show the bad stuff.
Iraq's interior ministry has decided to bar news photographers and camera operators from the scenes of bomb attacks, operations director Brigadier General Abdel Karim Khalaf said on Sunday (local time).

His announcement was the latest in a series of attempts to curtail press coverage of the ongoing conflict, which has already attracted criticism from international human rights bodies.

"There are many reasons for this prohibition," he said.

"We do not want evidence to be disturbed before the arrival of detectives, the ministry must respect human rights and does not want to expose victims and does not want to give terrorists information that they achieved their goals.

"This decision does not imply a curtailment of press freedom, it is a measure followed all over the world."

As BarbinMD says:

... soon we will all be able to pretend that there is progress in Iraq.
Glad to see the PNAC middle-eastern utopia is just spreading freedom and democracy all over the place.

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