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Andy Rooney questions value of war journalists

Author and "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney questions whether embedded news reporters assigned to military units during the war in Iraq are proving their worth.

"What about just letting the reporters go where they want to?" Rooney said before delivering a speech at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. "Would that be any good at all? It was done in World War II."

Rooney, 84, was a correspondent for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes during that war. He said reporters then had good access to the troops.