Pentagon Sets Rules Of Engagement for Journalists By Scott Ott

Spurred by CNN executive Eason Jordan’s accusations that U.S. troops have encounters between U.S. forces and the members of the news media.

Under the new guidelines, U.S. troops will first offer journalists an opportunity to throw down their cameras and notebooks and approach with hands raised.

“We’re there to kill terrorists, not journalists,” said an unnamed Pentagon official. “The new rules are designed to make it easier for our personnel to distinguish between the two, since they’re often found together and have similar objectives.”

Once in captivity, the so-called Prisoners Of Undetermined Loyalty Embedded with Terrorists (POULET), will be treated according to the Geneva Conventions, although the Justice Department has yet to rule on their official status.

Satire used with the permission of Scott Ott from Scrappleface. You can read more of his work by clicking here.

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