The Right’s take on GITMO Koran abuse has morphed from “It Never Happened” to “Damn Right It Happened – Woo-Hoo!” so I doubt it matters much to them that accusations continue to be made. However the thinking portion of the populace, and the rest of the world, greets the latest news with outrage.
Pakistanis freed from jail here after being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, alleged Monday that they saw American interrogators throw, tear and stand on copies of the Koran, and one former detainee said naked women sat on prisoners’ chests during questioning.
The Pentagon denied the accusations and said al Qaeda training manuals instruct prisoners to make such charges.
Seventeen Pakistanis were freed Monday from a jail in this eastern city, where they had been held since their release nine months ago from Guantanamo. A Pakistani official said each had been “declared innocent by America” and cleared of involvement in terrorism by Pakistani intelligence.