Sunday, May 13, 2007

Nothing to see here. Move along:

Iraq's interior ministry has decided to bar news photographers and cameramen from the scenes of bomb attacks, operations director Brigadier General Abdel Karim Khalaf said Sunday.

His announcement was the latest in a series of attempts to curtail press coverage of the ongoing conflict....

"We do not want evidence to be disturbed before the arrival of detectives, the ministry must respect human rights and does not want to expose victims and does not want to give terrorists information that they achieved their goals," Khalaf said....

Oh, OK -- for a minute there, I thought you were doing this to suppress free speech and conceal the embarrassing fact that your government has utterly failed to establish law and order. But you're doing out of completely pure motives, so hey, no problem.

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