In a Wednesday letter to the controversial satellite network, Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) said it was revoking the license that allowed Al Jazeera to operate in Iraq due to "violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations."
We noted it in yesterday's snapshot and it's still news. AFP reports, "Ziad Ajili, from the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, condemned the move, saying that the CMC does not have direct authority to close media offices in Iraq."
It's news and it should be.
Why is US taxpayer money being wasted yet again to support a thugocracy?
Why are US troops being asked to risk their lives for a government that doesn't even respect basic rights?
Now not everyone thinks it's bad news.
See the club sex toy for Shi'ite militias loves it.
He really loves it.
But he's trash.
Like Jane Arraf, cowardly trash -- as Mike notes.
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