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June 3, 2005

The gulag of our time

So, late on a Friday evening, some half-truths:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon on Friday confirmed for the first time that a U.S. soldier deliberately kicked a Guantanamo Bay prisoner’s Muslim holy book in violation of the military’s rules for handling the Quran.
In other confirmed incidents, prison guards threw water balloons in a cell block, causing an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; a guard’s urine splashed on a detainee and his Quran; an interrogator stepped on a Quran during an interrogation; and a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran.

Exactly how a guard’s urine “splashed on a detainee and his Quran” isn’t clear.

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