Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Come On, Fair is Fair

To some this is horrifying:

The US military is secretly paying Iraqi newspapers to print stories written by US soldiers in an effort to polish the image of the American mission in Iraq, a US newspaper reported.

Al Qaeda and the Baathists have pretty much had free reign to put out their stories with Al Jazeera, the BBC, The New York Times, The LA Times, CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN, so what's the beef?

Really. Fair is fair.

And the reports note that the articles our military wrote about events in Iraq and paid to get in print were factually accurate. Which is more than our press does for free.