Friday, June 03, 2005

The horror of the American gulag

Well now the Pentagon finally admits that there was desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay: one Koran was kicked by a U.S. soldier while others got wet from water balloons. What will Andrew Sullivan say?

We know what Charles Krauthammer thinks: “Gitmo grovel: enough already

On the scale of human crimes, where, say, 10 is the killing of 2,973 innocent people in one day and 0 is jaywalking, this ranks as perhaps a 0.01.

Moreover, what were the Korans doing there in the first place? The very possibility of mishandling Korans arose because we gave them to each prisoner. What kind of crazy tolerance is this? Is there any other country that would give a prisoner precisely the religious text that that prisoner and those affiliated with him invoke to justify the slaughter of innocents? If the prisoners had to have reading material, I would have given them the book "Portraits 9/11/01" -- vignettes of the lives of those massacred on Sept. 11.
Read the whole thing. The Islamofascists scream when a soldier carries a Koran with one hand, but shrug when a mosque is destroyed by a suicide bomber.


Neil Down said...

This is a lot of nonsense, of course. But so are a ton of the religiously-driven agendas in our own country that we're instructed to take seriously.

And when Bush and the GOP have benefited so well from appealing to faith and manufactured outrage, it does seem a little weepy-wimpy for them to complain about being called to task for causing the same thing.

Matt said...

I have friends who suffered in the Gulag. I have friends who suffer now udder moslem oppression. Other than legalized aborthion, I can't see that anyting the U.S. has done since the end of slavery is equaled the evil of either the Soviets or the Moslems.

BronxPundit said...

Preposterous and asinine to make such a connection. If anything, these Islamist sickos down at Gitmo have been sitting on thrones embellished with gold.