Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Bringing freedom to Iraq, part II

From the Herald:

American soldiers handcuffed and firmly wrapped masking tape around an Iraqi man's mouth as they arrested him today for speaking out against occupation troops.

Asked why the man had been arrested and put into the back of a Humvee vehicle on Tahrir Square, the commanding officer told Reuters at the scene: "This man has been detained for making anti-coalition statements."

It seems the "freedom" the US has bought to Iraq does not include freedom of speech...