« Wild win record ninth consecutive victory | Main | Congress to vote on stem cell bill »

British captors may sell stories

The British Ministry of Defense decided on Sunday that British armed forces held in Iran can sell their stories to the media, reports MSNBC.

A spokeswoman for the ministry said that the situation with the former captives is unique and deserved special attention, CNN said.

According to The New York Times, publicist Max Clifford said that the stories could earn about $500,000 with the largest amount going to Leading Seaman Faye Turney, the only woman in the group of 15.

But according to the Washington Post, the decision has created controversy. Liam Fox, the opposition Conservative Party's spokesman on defense said, "what distinguishes our armed forces is their professionalism and dignity."