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Democracy in Iraq?

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posted on Nov, 28 2003 @ 08:45 AM
What a load of horseshyte. The U.S. administration talks a good game about bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq, but what does it do when the media in Iraq doesn't follow along with the U.S. news script? It shuts them down. That's real free. I think Donald Rumsfeld should get the Adolph Hitler prize for Propaganda.

Here's a story onnit by Helen Thomas:

Raid On Arab TV Network Hardly A Democratic Move
Dictators Should Be Only Ones Shutting Down Media Broadcasts

POSTED: 5:22 p.m. EST November 26, 2003
UPDATED: 5:23 p.m. EST November 26, 2003

WASHINGTON -- The raid by the U.S.-appointed Iraqi officials on an Arab television network bureau in Baghdad and the ban on its broadcasts hardly fits my idea of how to spread democracy in the Middle East.

Isn't that the first thing dictators do -- shut down broadcast outlets and newspapers? For those in power, tolerating a free press is difficult, even in a democracy.
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