Thursday, February 16, 2006

SO MUCH FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Now new images of Abu Ghraib abuse are released. According to BBC news "Detainees are forced to perform sexual acts. A young girl holds up her shirt, bearing her breasts for the soldier's camera".

Again according to BBC "The US government professed shock at the contents of the images, but said they should not have been released". Here we have your freedom of speech!
There have been a number of encroachments on this liberty. In the beginning of the Iraq war one could see pictures of the coffins of dead American soldieres flown home. For some reason it was no longer permitted to show these pictures. The news stream on fighting in Iraq is controlled by the Americans. What valuable information can you get from "embedded journalists"?

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