Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Newsweak: WaPo playing catchup with farmer 

Timidly, the stenographers peep out to see if the storm has passed:

One problem for the government, and for the United States [make that the Bush regime], is that the Newsweek article was not the first to report allegations that the Koran [let farmer help you out] had been desecrated at the Guantanamo facility. In March 2003, for example, Afghan men who had been freed from the prison told reporters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, that American soldiers had taunted them by sitting on the Koran or dumping it into a toilet.

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket-star-turned-politician, cited those earlier reports in a telephone interview Tuesday.

"Newsweek was not the only source to report the desecration of the Koran and Islamic faith," said Khan, who, according to Newsweek, sparked the protests by brandishing a copy of the magazine at a May 6 news conference. "Scores of eyewitnesses accounts have been reported."

"For its own deeds the U.S. government [make that the Bush regime] is now facing a public diplomacy disaster," he added. "The cat is now out of the bag."
(via WaPo)

Some would say the cat was out of the bag with Abu Ghraib.

I just wish these stories would distinguish between the Bush regime, the United States government, and the United States. Three very distinct concepts, eh?

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