It was entirely a wrong act for our government to push for the destruction of these bibles.
Our constitution supports the concept of basic inalienable rights for ALL men.
A freedom of religion is one of these. When theocratic Islamic governments seek to supress that right, it is a human rights violation and needs to be called such.
When the prisoners came to Gitmo, it was ok to offer them korans, but they should also have been informed that for possibly the first time in their lives, they were FREE to choose any religious texts.
“...It was entirely a wrong act for our government to push for the destruction of these bibles...”
The “proper” thing would have been to send them back to where they came from and leave it at that.
Generals follow orders, if they want to stay generals (ask MacArthur - arguably one of the most popular military figures of his day - relieved of command by Democrat president Harry Truman). That’s a reality of life, unfortunately. To my mind, the burnings were intentional, to send a message - or multiple messages - to the moslem world, and to OUR people as well.
Just my thought on it.