WaPo Has Mucho Excuses for Newsweek

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/18/AR2005051800869.html

    Get it folks, Newsweek may have erred in the details, but REALLY they were right. Got it?
     
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    Come on. You know perfectly well that Arab terrorists who hate America would never just make stuff up.


    On a side note, I was in Germany over last summer. The family I was staying with was against the war not because they hated the US, but because they thought Arab Muslims were almost mentally unfit to govern themselves. Seeing how all these whackjobs got freaked out by five words in a small article in an American magazine, I am pondering if perhaps they had a point.
     
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    The story Newsweek printed is years old. The practice of desecrating the Koran has been documented, repeatedly and by multiple and independent sources starting in 2004. In short, it wasn't news. What is news is that General Richard Meyers, in a May 12th briefing stated that the violence in Afghanistan was a result of the political situation on the ground there, and had nothing to do with the story. The violence in Afghanistan was nothing more than an opportunity by the Bush Administration to bitch-slap the media back ito line, and stands in stark contrast to the Downing Street memo released on May 1st, clearly indicating the intention of the Administration to spin intel to support the policy of war in Iraq long before informing Congress of, or asking for authorization for military operations in that country. THe Administration remains strangely mute on this issue.

    Have you not noticed how visciously the Bush political machine attacks any who question it or oppose its policies? Look to paragraph 6 in <a href=http://www.veteransforpeace.org/The_14_characteristics_030303.htm>"<i>The 14 Characteristics of Fascism</i>"</a> for more insight into this.

    With the media cowed, and vigorous debate about the issues which concern the Republic absent, the Republic is in peril.
     
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    (As he [bully] quickly scurries away...)​
     
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    · Dogs. Military interrogators deployed them specifically because they knew Muslims consider dogs unclean. In a memo signed by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez in September 2003, and available online, the then-commander in Iraq actually approved using the technique to "exploit Arab fear of dogs."


    · Nudity. We know (and the Muslim world knows) from the Abu Ghraib photographs that nudity has been used to humiliate Muslim men. More important, we know that nudity was also approved as an interrogation technique by Donald Rumsfeld himself. He signed off on a November 2002 policy memo, later revised but also available online, that specifically listed "removal of clothing" as a permissible, "category II" interrogation technique, along with "removal of facial hair," also a technique designed to offend Muslims who wear beards.


    · Sexual harassment. The military's investigation of U.S. detention and interrogation practices, led by Vice Adm. Albert T. Church III, stated that at Guantanamo there were "two female interrogators who, on their own initiative, touched and spoke to detainees in a sexually suggestive manner in order to incur stress based on the detainees' religious beliefs." Although the report said both had been reprimanded, there is no doubt, again, that the tactic was designed for men whose religion prohibits them from having contact with women other than their wives.


    · Fake menstrual blood. When former detainees began claiming that they had been smeared with menstrual blood intended to make them "unclean" and therefore unable to pray, their lawyers initially dismissed the story as implausible. But the story has been confirmed by Army Sgt. Erik Saar, a former Guantanamo translator, who told the Associated Press that in a forthcoming book he will describe a female interrogator who smeared a prisoner with red ink, claimed it was menstrual blood and left, saying, "Have a fun night in your cell without any water to clean yourself."
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    OK...let's suppose it is true.

    As I have said before....

    So?

    THEY ARE KILLING PEOPLE - OUR PEOPLE.

    THEY HAVE SAWED THE HEAD OFF OF AMERICAN CITIZENS. THEY HAVE RAPED AMERICAN WOMEN.

    WHY DO WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THE RULES WHEN THEY DON'T?
     
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    You'll find your links <a href=http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20884>HERE</a>.

    Oh m'Gaaawd! Do I have to do EVERYTHIING for you?

    (and YOU f'n'f1 bloviate.)
     
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    You can get this at Spencer Gifts. A microscopic ovum in every tube.
     
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    They are also killing Iraqi civilians in droves...How about a link to the rape of American women...They are inhumane...brutal...lacking any respect for human life...But unless we wish to become the monster we seek to defeat, we must abide by all international treaties and law in pursuit of these monsters. Failure to do so will mean that they have won.
     
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    Not going to let a little 'Might Not Be True' stop us, cause like Bully says, "Hey, it might be true."

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2002279858_plate19.html

     

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