Thursday, March 27, 2003

The reality of city fighting

This article from the Miami Herald gives an American perspective on what they say their troops are facing in Nassiriyah.

Right at the bottom the article gets a bit disturbing. It mentions that the reporter that was with the unit was given a pistol so that he could help with perimeter security.

Its obvious that the journalists who are embedded in Anglo-American military units cannot report in an honest, objective and in fact uncensored manner. Clearly if journalists are armed and are possibly going to be engaged in combat against the Iraqis, that makes them even less objective and, more importantly, it also makes them legitimate targets. Has the media really thought this one through?