WASHINGTON – The Guantanamo detainee who told an FBI agent in 2002 that U.S. personnel there had flushed a Koran in a toilet retracted his allegation when questioned this month by military investigators, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
“We’ve gone back to the detainee who allegedly made the allegation and he has said it didn’t happen. So the underlying allegation, the detainee himself, within the last two weeks, said that didn’t happen,” chief Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita told a briefing.
As an indication of the twilight zone world we live in these days, the 14 (or was it 17?) people supposedly killed in rioting in Afghanistan over this incident that never happened have not been accounted for, so we do not know if those deaths were real or propaganda. Guess we’ll have to put up those, “Newsweek lied, people died” bumper tickers. ” Gitmo detainees lied, nobody died,” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.