In January 2003, the U.S. military issued guidelines to personnel at the base outlining how to handle and inspect detainees' Korans.Hmmm... another unnamed source. Could it be they're afraid of retaliation for speaking the truth?
The memorandum included the order: "Ensure that the Koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet or dirty/wet areas."
"The guidelines didn't come out of nowhere. You don't get such orders unless there's some problem, concern or controversy," a U.S. official, who asked not to be named, said.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
[via Tom Tomorrow, emphasis added]