May 19th, 2005


Bush administration caught trying to deceive the public again.

I was right... there was an independent source that Newsweek used to validate the statements of their source for the desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo.

After the recent attempts of Bush administration to publically flagellate Newsweek while denying the desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo, the International Red Cross has came forward, disclosing that they sent the Bush administration several firsthand accounts from as early as 2002 indicating that U.S. personnel had, infact, desecrated the Koran at Guantanamo.

As a general rule, these kind of human rights reports by the Red Cross are not disclosed to the public, in order to give potentially offending nations the chance to investigate the charges and clean up their act. Apparently, when the Bush administration decided to make it their policy to deny and downplay Newsweek's claims, the Red Cross decided enough was enough.

The Red Cross has yet to specify the exact nature of all of the claims that were made regarding just how the Koran was desecrated, but clearly, now is the time for the Bush administration to come clean, release the reports, and show what they have done to investigate these matters. If they don't come clean, someone will almost certainly leak the report and make them come clean.

I guess we'll have to add the Red Cross to the illustrious list of organizations on the Bush administration's shit list, along with the ACLU, the NAACP, Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, animal rights advocates, Doctors without Borders, the EFF, Privacy International, any part of the media that hires investigative journalists, and any church left in this country which believes that Jesus didn't want us to kill each other.