Monday, October 18, 2004

Bugging Out

Journalist Christopher Allbritton tells a scary story of a very lucky colleague who was kidnapped (and released) this week in Baghdad. This is Bush's idea of "excellent progress" being made in Iraq. Must be code for "let's make it so damned dangerous no journalist with two brain cells will stick around, letting us do whateverthehell we feel like under the radar of the international press."

**Update** Chris has left the county in response to growing threats against journalists. Right before a top charity chief, Margaret Hassan was kidnapped. She is a dual British/ Iraqi citizen and has lived in Baghdad for more than 30 years.

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