Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bush’s war on journalists continues

Say what you will about Goat Boy, at least he’s consistent -- his war on journalists continues apace. Just yesterday, the UK Guardian reported that Ali Hadhil, an award-winning Iraqi native journalist and video documentarian had his house crashed into in the middle of the night by US forces, scaring the bejesus out of his wife and children, while he was hooded, cuffed and dragged off to local US military HQ, where he was asked a bunch of BS questions before being released. From the UK Guardian:

American troops in Baghdad yesterday blasted their way into the home of an Iraqi journalist working for the Guardian and Channel 4, firing bullets into the bedroom where he was sleeping with his wife and children.

Ali Fadhil, who two months ago won the Foreign Press Association young journalist of the year award, was hooded and taken for questioning. He was released hours later.

Dr Fadhil is working with Guardian Films on an investigation for Channel 4's Dispatches programme into claims that tens of millions of dollars worth of Iraqi funds held by the Americans and British have been misused or misappropriated.

Tell me again how we are bringing “freedoms” to the Iraqi people? I don't think I heard you right the first time, Goat Boy.

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