Baghdad’s free press

Report on CNN just now: New newspapers are springing up, some with a narrow political focus, some clearly supportive of the old regime, but here’s the entertaining bit — a commander quoted (I thinkĀ  I got this accurately): “We had a guy in here the other day who said he wanted to start a newspaper, and I said, ‘Great,’ and he said, ‘Well, who do I have to see to get approval.’ ‘You don’t.’ ‘Well, who approves my scripts, my stories.’ ‘Nobody. It’s called freedom.'”

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