A Bad Mistake at the Bookstore
Ed Kilgore on American Social Democracy and the Information Age

Why Oh Why Are We Ruled by These Idiots? (Urinating on the Koran Edition)

Just what in Jeebus's holy name is going on in there?!:

Guantanamo Detainees Full Coverage on Yahoo! News: AP - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago: WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday released new details about mishandling of the Quran at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects, confirming that a soldier deliberately kicked the Muslim holy book and that an interrogator stepped on a Quran and was later fired for 'a pattern of unacceptable behavior.'... [W]ater balloons thrown by prison guards caused an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; a guard's urine came through an air vent and splashed on a detainee and his Quran; and in a confirmed but ambiguous case a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran...

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