The White House expressed concern on Thursday about secret military payments to get Iraqi newspapers to print pro-American articles, but the military said it was important to spread the truth while insurgents were "lying to the Iraqi people."

Goodness yes, the US should pay to spread their propaganda to Iraqi newspapers about how freedom of the press is crucial to a democracy, what a marvelous idea.

"We’re very concerned about the reports. We are seeking more information from the Pentagon," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

I bet you are concerned, Scott. The whole world sees the lies now.