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Friday, June 03, 2005

Some common sense on Gitmo

Everyone please read this.
By Charles Krauthammer
Here are some pulled quotes:

"In March the Navy inspector general reported that, out of about 24,000 interrogations at Guantanamo, there were seven confirmed cases of abuse, "all of which were relatively minor." ....Two of the documented offenses involved "female interrogators who, on their own initiative, touched and spoke to detainees in a sexually suggestive manner." Not exactly the gulag."

"of 13 allegations of Koran abuse, five were substantiated, of which two were most likely accidental."

"On the scale of human crimes, where, say, 10 is the killing of 2,973 innocent people in one day and 0 is jaywalking, this (Koran abuse) ranks as perhaps a 0.01."

"On the very day the braying mob in Pakistan demonstrated over the false Koran report in Newsweek, a suicide bomber blew up an Islamic shrine in Islamabad, destroying not just innocent men, women and children, but undoubtedly many Korans as well. Not a word of condemnation. No demonstrations."

"Civil libertarians........ seem exquisitely sensitive to mistreatment of the Koran. A rather selective scrupulousness. When an American puts a crucifix in a jar of urine and places it in a museum, civil libertarians rise immediately to defend it as free speech. And when someone makes a painting of the Virgin Mary, smears it with elephant dung and adorns it with porn, not only is that free speech, it is art -- deserving of taxpayer funding and an ACLU brief supporting the Brooklyn Museum when the mayor freezes its taxpayer subsidy."

"If there were mishandlings of the Koran, we should say so and express regret............Then we should get over it, stop whimpering and start defending ourselves."


  • At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Mike M. said…

    Who cares about the Qu'ran being desecrated? I don't. In fact, if the detainees are so offended, I say give 'em some Bibles or Torahs and let them reciprocate.

    That doesn't offend me, either. I wonder how the Christian conservatives would feel, though.

  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    The problem with all of these investigations of the abuses is that they are being conducted by the military itself. I'm not saying there is a massive coverup going on or anything, but it would add much credibility if they would allow independant inspections to verify that conditions are within the limitations of international law.

    This administration seems to like to do everything in secret, and while that is occationally understandable for security reasons, it also harms our credibility internationally...we simply cannot afford that right now.

  • At 8:00 PM, Blogger GrantGuy05 said…

    International Law...pssh.


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