Wednesday, May 25, 2005

FBI records confirm Koran abuse

Newly declassified FBI documents:

Terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison told U.S. interrogators as early as April 2002, just three months after the first detainees arrived, that military guards abused them and desecrated the Quran.

"Their behavior is bad," one detainee is quoted as saying of his guards during an interrogation by an FBI special agent in July 2002. "About five months ago the guards beat the detainees. They flushed a Quran in the toilet.".

But don't expect Scott McClellan to now make an apology on behalf of the White House. We're not talkin' anonymous sources anymore. We're talkin' the FBI. I guess those FBI documents don't qualify as "facts":
Separately on Wednesday, Amnesty International urged the United States to shut down the prison, calling it "the gulag of our time." White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the human rights group's complaints were "unsupported by the facts" and that allegations of mistreatment were being investigated.

Will McClellan now issue an apology to the Muslim world for those FBI documents being issued before they could be confirmed?


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