Friday, June 03, 2005

Gitmo: Nothing Like a Gulag, Goddammit!

U.S. Confirms Gitmo Soldier Kicked Quran - Yahoo! News

You can hear the Gonzales/Rummy apologists coming out of the woodwork as we speak. "Big deal! So a few Hajis had their books desecrated. It's nothing more than fraternity hijinks! That's what Rush says, anyway."

And maybe a few dumbass Christocrats and neocons could have bought that argument, except now they've spent days on end claiming that Newsweek killed people by printing their Koran abuse story.

That will make them liars, hypocrites, or capable of performing the world's most impressive hair-splitting; that riots resulted from a report about a Koran in the toilet, but no riots resulted from hearing that one of our soldiers threw piss on a prisoner and his Koran.

"In other confirmed incidents, a guard's urine came through an air vent and splashed on a detainee and his Quran; water balloons thrown by prison guards caused an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; and in a confirmed but ambiguous case, a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran."

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