Sunday, June 05, 2005
Rumsfeld has previously voiced his disapproval of Aljazeera due to its coverage of Iraq and its interviews with Arab dissidents.
In September, the US defence chief said that "over and over again we've seen that Middle Eastern television channel Aljazeera that seems to have a wonderful way of being Johnny-on-the-spot a little too often for my taste".
In other words, Aljazeera makes it a point to be where news is happening on the ground as it covers stories. Embedded journalists are where the regime wishes them to be-- far away from the secrets, the crimes and the corporate exploitation of Iraq.