That darned Newsweek. I believe this is called a Friday evening news dump. No pun intended.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday confirmed for the first time that a U.S. soldier deliberately kicked a Guantanamo Bay prisoner’s Muslim holy book in violation of the military’s rules for handling the Quran.
In other confirmed incidents, prison guards threw water balloons in a cell block, causing an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; a guard’s urine splashed on a detainee and his Quran; an interrogator stepped on a Quran during an interrogation; and a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran.
The findings are among the results of an investigation last month by Brig. Gen. Jay Hood, the commander of the detention center in Cuba, that was triggered by a Newsweek magazine report â€” later retracted â€” that a U.S. soldier had flushed one Guantanamo Bay detainee’s Quran down a toilet.
The only curious item is the guard’s urine splashing on a detainee and a Quran. What’s up with that?