Little Green Footballs

Friday, December 10, 2004

Charles Johnson: free speech for soldiers, but only behind closed doors

Charles 'free speech' Johnson has come up with another fantastic contortion of logic today by arguing that, while it is a GOOD thing that US soldiers got to ask the US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, some questions on his whistle-stop tour of Iraq, it was a BAD thing that they were helped to formulate these questions by a professional question-asker (ie journalist), and it was a BAD thing that the questions happened to be so damned inconvenient for the SECDEF ("why are our troops so badly equipped").

Why is Charles more worried about they way the question was asked than about the actual question and the answer given by Rumsfeld? Doesn't Charles care whether US troops are properly equipped or not?

You gotta read it to believe it

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