May 16, 2005

Newsweek

explains that it's sorry it reported that the Koran was being desecrated at Guantanamo, but it's not that sorry, even though people died because of it. And—hey!—look over there! Something shiny!

Posted by Attila at May 16, 2005 12:10 AM
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I'm waiting for Newsweek to explain (Rather-style) that although the actual event of flushing a Koran down a toilet at Gitmo didn't actually occur, someone at Gitmo once *thought* about doing that - and in fact, it may have happened at some other place and time - which makes the story fake but accurate. Sort of.

Posted by: Greg at May 16, 2005 07:22 AM


Newsweek lied.
People died.

That's my protest chant going forward.

Posted by: Ciggy at May 16, 2005 08:30 AM


Well, that's one of the most fascinating things about this: all those people who pounce on any perceived inaccuracy in a Bush Administration statement are largely silent on this. Why? Because the Koran-flushing story made the military and intel people look bad.

Which must be good. Therefore we'll run with the story. Even though it's patently absurd: since when would it be possible to flush all the pages of nearly any book down a toilet?--much less a big religious tome?

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 16, 2005 12:10 PM


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