Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
GAC, we've had this conversation many times. Read the thread:
Newsweek was right.
Uh - I read those reports/articles long before they were posted on here. I already know what they have claimed
, along with the Pentagon report.
What was it the Newsweek article claimed again? Oh yeah - that U.S. military investigators had confirmed
that personnel at the detention facility in Cuba had flushed the Muslim holy book down the toilet. That military interrogators flushed at least one copy of the Koran down a toilet in a bid to make detainees talk.
Wrong! So Newsweek was not right. If they had been, then why are they still backing off of this story and apologizing RF?
But the Pentagon report found out that there were some minor incidents where our soldiers even apologized, while some were disciplined. But nothing like Newsweek was trying to report.
Found this interesting in that Pentagon report. Did you happen to read over this?
Hood also said his investigation found 15 cases of detainees mishandling their own Qurans. "These included using a Quran as a pillow, ripping pages out of the Quran, attempting to flush a Quran down the toilet and urinating on the Quran," Hood's report said. It offered no possible explanation for those alleged abuses.
In the most recent of those 15 cases, a detainee on Feb. 18, 2005, allegedly ripped up his Quran and handed it to a guard, stating that he had given up on being a Muslim. Several of the guards witnessed this, Hood reported.
So they now got it right, wrong, right. Journalism at it's excellence.
You're right RF. We have had this conversation before. You're the one who started a similar thread about a year ago by posting an article by the always reliable and objective, and never biased (sarcasm), New Tork Times (who is about as anti-military as any journalistic establishment can get) accusing our military of torturing those detainees at Gitmo.
Then I posted pictures giving examples of how these detainees are being "tortured". Check them out again.
They are getting better treatment, and in better living circumstances, then they had while in Afghanistan. As the one base commander stated - these detainees are sleeping on the same type of beds our men are using over in Afghanistan.
Here's a good article on what a day's activities are like for one of these detainee's....
They are treated far better then how our enemies treat their prisoners (if they are even allowed to live).