Sunday, May 15, 2005

Retracted Newsweek Story: A Mistake?


"The weekly news magazine said in its May 23 edition that the information had come from a "knowledgeable government source" who told Newsweek that a military report on abuse at Guantanamo Bay said interrogators flushed at least one copy of the Koran down a toilet in a bid to make detainees talk.

But Newsweek said the source later told the magazine he could not be certain he had seen an account of the Koran incident in the military report and that it might have been in other investigative documents or drafts.

The acknowledgment by the magazine came amid a continuing heightened scrutiny of the U.S. media, which has seen a rash of news organizations fire reporters and admit that stories were fabricated or plagiarized."

A mistake? I don't think so.

See: U.S. Planting False Stories Common Cold War Tactic

Also: Office of Strategic Lying?

As well as: CNN's Nuke Plant Photos Identical for Both Iran and N. Korea!

Yes, the CIA is only supposed to be active on Foreign soil. Whether or not they actually did this is not the point; the story was probably fabricated to stoke the fires of Muslim rage.