Duncan Hunter Asks Pentagon To Un-Embed CNN Reporters

AP Wire via MercuryNews:

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Friday to remove CNN reporters embedded with U.S. combat troops, saying the network's broadcast of a video showing insurgent snipers targeting U.S. soldiers was tantamount to airing an enemy propaganda film.

[..]In a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., wrote: "CNN has now served as the publicist for an enemy propaganda film featuring the killing of an American soldier."

The letter was also signed by San Diego-area Republican congressmen Darrell Issa and Brian Bilbray.

"This is nothing short of a terrorist snuff film," Bilbray said at a press conference held in San Diego. Read on...

We can't have the American people seeing what is actually happening in Iraq right before an election, especially when you're campaigning on a faith-based reality that things are going well in Iraq, now can we?

(h/t BSBF)


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