Creating dissent

The Bush administration doesn’t seem to understand how a democracy works:

The U.S. military will continue to pay Iraqi media to publish reports favorable to American forces following an investigation into the controversial practice, the top U.S. general in Iraq said on Friday.

Army Gen. George Casey, commander of U.S. forces there, told reporters in a teleconference from Iraq that the investigation by a Navy admiral ordered by Casey “found that we were operating within our authorities and responsibilities.”

Oliver North, however, blames the Fourth Estate.