Monday, November 24, 2003
I see that the Iraqi Governing Council didn't get Paul Bremer's memo about a 'free press". Then again, maybe they did:
The Iraqi Governing Council ordered the Arab language television network al Arabiya to shut down its operation in Baghdad on Monday, sending the Iraq Interior Ministry to the network's headquarters to "seize their uplink and transmission equipment until further notice."
"This is in response to their broadcasting the full Saddam Hussein audiotape" released November 16, according to a spokesman for Jalal Talabani, the council's president.
Meet the new boss....
Juan Cole has another example.