I just read the interesting opening of the article by Andrew C. McCarthy on: "More On Koran Burning" By Andrew C. McCarthy. "Jonah, my problem with the Koran burning stunt is that it is counterproductive. I hear what youre saying about decency. But on that score, I dont find the burning any more offensive in principle than I do its opposite extreme: the bizarro hyper-reverence with which the Koran is handled by the Defense Department. Down at Gitmo, the Defense Department gives the Koran to each of the terrorists even though DoD knows they interpret it (not without reason) to command them to kill the people who gave it to them. To underscore our precious sensitivity to Muslims, standard procedure calls for the the book to be handled only by Muslim military personnel. Sometimes, though, that is not possible for various reasons. If, as a last resort, one of our non-Muslim troops must handle or transport the book, he must wear white gloves, and he is further instructed primarily to use the right hand (indulging Muslim cultures taboo about the sinister left hand). The book is to be conveyed to the prisoners in a reverent manner inside a clean dry towel. This is a nod to Islamic teaching that infidels are so low a form of life that they should not be touched (as Ayatollah Ali Sistani teaches, non-Muslims are considered in the same category as urine, feces, semen, dead bodies, blood, dogs, pigs, alcoholic liquors, and the sweat of an animal who persistently eats [unclean things]. Ain't it nice how we kiss the arses of those who want to, and actually, kill us. And, our Government sets the example of how we can accomplish this wondrous mission with panache !!!