Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I'm So Bored With The USA

Newsweek used an unreliable source to claim that American interrogators desecrated the Koran in front of Muslim detainees. First of all you don't have to know much about the media to know that this was careless in the extreme. Second of all, considering what we now know, it doesn't change much - Muslim detainees in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba and wherever else have been mistreated, tortured and some have been murdered. Yet America's right-wingers, continuing to turn a blind-eye (at best) to abuses that erode any moral high ground the US might feel it is on, seized on Newsweek's cock-up and have been on the attack since, taking White House spokesman Scott McLellan's quote “People have lost their lives. The image of the United States abroad has been damaged.” as their cue.

So what has, for example, Instapundit got to say about the US military lying to former NFL star Pat Tillman's family about the circumstances of his death. Nothing yet, it seems, but Newsweek is still getting bashed today.
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