Politics & Media
Nov 03, 2008, 04:44AM

Embedded with the Taliban

A good outline of the significant reaction toward Rolling Stone's recent piece by Nir Rosen, who was embedded with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

A very serious issue that warrants serious attention:

On one side, we've got Small Wars Journal's Dave Dilegge and Bing West. "Just call me old fashioned – I have serious misgivings respecting and tolerating journalists who embed with an enemy," Dilegge writes.


Spencer Ackerman is not amused by the analogy. "So there you go. Try to understand the Taliban on its own terms -- ask questions that offend the Patriotism Police -- and, in West's moral universe, you should be executed. Now there's a sentiment the Taliban would recognize."

Definately worth looking into.


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