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Filed under: Media — Rick Moran @ 11:09 am

Kossaks are crowing. The Post is pontificating. And the DU dummkopfs are dripping sarcasm.

Just another day of reporting on the Gulag for the MSM and their dingbat allies on the left:

In the latest disclosure, declassified FBI reports showed that detainees at the U.S. naval prison in Cuba told FBI and military interrogators on a number of occasions as early as April 2002 _ three months after the first prisoners arrived at the makeshift prison _ that guards abused them and desecrated the Quran.

“Their behavior is bad,” one detainee is quoted as saying of his guards during an interrogation by an FBI special agent on July 22, 2002. “About five months ago the guards beat the detainees. They flushed a Quran in the toilet.”

Lawrence Di Rita, chief spokesman for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, said Wednesday that U.S. military officials at Guantanamo Bay had recently found a separate record of the same allegation by the same detainee, and he was re-interviewed on May 14. “He did not corroborate his own allegation,” Di Rita said.

I like Bill Ardolino’s take on this:

In Related, Breaking News:

The entire Death Row population at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana testified that “the food is terrible and I’m 110% innocent. I swear. Hey, you wouldn’t happen to have a smoke, would you?”

What’s that you say? How can you make light of these allegations?

Easy. When someone who wants to chop my head off tells me that he’s being abused and put upon by the US military and, after an investigation, the FBI says the guy is lying through his teeth, I tend to believe the people who don’t want to chop my head off.

This rationale seems to escape those who are all to willing to believe murderous thugs trained in the fine art of media manipulation rather than their own government. While I’ve said many times, I have absolutely no doubt that there was desecration of the Koran and that some allegations of physical torture and even death are true, can we please get our facts straight before we, like you know, hand our enemies a propaganda bonanza on a silver platter? Is this really too much to ask?

What’s the real news from the FBI report? Let’s go to a real journalist, Michelle Malkin:

It should be obvious to anyone who so much as glances at the documents being cited that the FBI was reporting the statements of detainees rather than endorsing or validating those allegations. Immediately before describing the Koran-in-the-toilet allegation, the FBI notes the detainee’s statement that “God tells Muslims to do a jihad against non-Muslims.” Does Kos expect us to believe the FBI is endorsing that statement too?

Careful, Michelle. You may not want to know the answer to that.

One detainee who claimed to have been “beaten, spit upon and treated worse than a dog” could not provide a single detail pertaining to mistreatment by U.S. military personnel. Another detainee claimed that guards were physically abusive and told detainees that U.S. soldiers were having sex with the detainees’ mothers. Yet this detainee said he had neither seen any physical abuse nor heard these comments from the guards. Other detainees who complained about abuse of the Koran admitted they had never personally witnessed any such abuse, but one said he had heard that non-Muslim soldiers touched the Koran when searching it for contraband.

This is what passes for front page news at the Washington Post. These are no better than lies, rumors, and exaggerations designed to feed the frenzy of the MSM about the mistreatment of prisoners at Gitmo. Is the FBI report news? Of course it is. The fact that it was obtained via the Freedom of Information Act by the ACLU is also news. After all, anything the ACLU does is news to that segment of the media that believes every iota of information - even false allegations made by terrorists - should be splashed all over the front pages of one of America’s premier dailies.

Can you see the ACLU and the FOIA during World War II? They probably would have been agitating for the release of “Operation Overlord,” the D-Day invasion plans.

I wonder what the ACLU would have said about our plan to shell the bejeebies out of the French villages on the coastline of Normandy?


LawShawn Barber has similar thoughts to what I said here:

Watch and listen today as the libs try to turn this FBI report, which merely repeats Newsweek’s claim, into a “See, it’s true!” moment. Americans may or may not have flushed a Koran, but I’m certainly not taking a detainee’s word for it, especially one who also said this:

“God tells Muslims to do a jihad against non-Muslims.”

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