Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bilal Hussein is Free

We have to rejoice when there is some justice in this world. Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist Bilal Hussein is now a free man. Hussein was held by the U.S. military in Iraq for more than two years without ever being charged with a crime. He was one of more than 25,000 Iraqis who shared that fate.

Hussein became a target of Uncle Sam's wrath because he told the truth about the occupation. Apparently a picture is worth 1,000 words. Hussein's photos of the destruction of Fallujah were the final straw and he was arrested.

Before he was arrested he was the target of right wing bloggers such as Michelle Malkin who told outright lies about him. The military in fact told Malkin they had Hussein in custody before they told his employers at the Associated Press.

Malkin is always a villain, but so are the corporate media. None of them bothered to do any serious reporting on Hussein's case. The New York Times hired liar Bill Kristol while never telling readers about the injustice committed against Bilal Hussein.

If there is any real justice in this case Bilal Hussein will act like a good patriot American and get a lawyer. A law suit against Michelle Malkin would be the perfect ending of this story.