Friday, June 03, 2005

An after hours release by the Pentagon

Friday afternoon. After 5pm. And the Pentagon decides it might be time to release new info about Gitmo and the Quran.
The Pentagon on Friday released new details about mishandling of the Quran at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects, confirming that a soldier deliberately kicked the Muslim holy book and that an interrogator stepped on a Quran and was later fired for "a pattern of unacceptable behavior."

In other confirmed incidents, water balloons thrown by prison guards caused an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; a guard's urine came through an air vent and splashed on a detainee and his Quran; and in a confirmed but ambiguous case, a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran.
Yes, I'm pretty certain it is merely coincidental that the information was released on a Friday evening. Sure it was.

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