An FBI agent wrote in a 2002 document made public on Wednesday that a detainee held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had accused American jailers there of flushing the Koran down a toilet. Pentagon said the allegation was not credible. The declassified document's release came the week after the Bush administration denounced as wrong a May 9 Newsweek article that stated U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo had flushed a Koran down a toilet to try to make detainees talk...read on
When the right doesn't like what our media says it attacks, and it attacks vehemently. The story had been reported on for years now, but if you listen to the right wingers Newsweek should be charged with sedition. It all started with the administration's abandoning of our moral high ground in the treatment of prisioners. Which lead us to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. John McCain spoke out against the use of torture because he was a victim of its practice for many years, yet rags like the NY Post preached its justification. Then when it happens nobody wants to blame the policy makers. Which leads us to headlines like Malkins. Will Scott McClellan offer up a retraction?
Daily Kos says: FBI: Newsweek was right: Darn it. Now who can the wingers blame for setbacks in Afghanistan and Iraq?
All Spin Zone says:SOOOOOO, Newsweek Got It Right After All:Who owes who an apology, Scott McClellan? Good God, I never thought I'd miss Ari Smarmmaster Fleischer when he left. Man, was I wrong.
Oliver Willis says:The FBI Gets Involved In The Liberal Media
The Moderate Voice says: This continues to raise the possibility that Newsweek was right about the allegation being out there but did not have the vital confirmation to back its report up
I couldn't find a reaction from the wrong wing yet.
(Update) The right thinks we enjoy these types of stories.
La Shawn Barber says: Those liberal bloggers. They want a scandal, too, and they want it now! So theyve pounced on the story about a 2002 FBI report that repeats the same Koran-flushing story as Newsweek.
Media Slander: Do you think we are witnessing a low-level propaganda war being waged by the major media outlets on behalf of Al Qaeda?