Saturday, July 03, 2004

Who says theater is dead?

Robert Fisk reports that US military officers censored coverage of the hearings of Saddam et al, destroying video of Saddam wearing chains. Initial reports that the judge wanted no recordings made were lies by those Americans. That you heard any of it was due to cameramen saying that they were complying with orders not to record sound, and then recording sound. The military was able to censor the words “this is theatre - Bush is the real criminal.”

Speaking of theatre, the LA Times reports, a little late, that it was an American Marine colonel who decided to topple that Saddam statue. (My previous comments on the statue thing are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

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