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Ask Me if I Care About 'Mishandling' of Koran [You're gonna love this article]
GOPUSA.com e-mail ^ | June 6, 2005 | Doug Patton

Posted on 06/06/2005 1:45:47 PM PDT by CyberAnt

First, Newsweek pulled a Dan Rather on us, running a fabricated story just because they wanted it to be true. They told the world that an American guard at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center had ripped pages from a prisoner's Koran and flushed it down a toilet. As a result, innocent people died when practitioners of Islam rioted in protest in Afghanistan.

Oops, said Newsweek, it seems we can't back up our story. Oh well, it's probably true; we just can't prove it. (Isn't it convenient for Newsweek that the media now have "Deep Throat" to talk about so they can revel in their glory days and divert our attention from their criminal negligence.)

The lie heard round the world about the flushed Koran has caused convulsions in the Bush Administration and forced the Pentagon to launch an investigation of unfounded allegations contained in an unsubstantiated story. The results of said investigation are now in, and it seems there are at least five incidents of "mishandling" of the Koran at Gitmo.

Well, guess what? I don't care!

Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we?

Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001?

Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?

Well, I don't. I don't care at all.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.

I'll care when Clinton-appointed judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweek's lies did a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured ... I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank ... I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts ... I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and -- you guessed it -- I don't care!

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Doug Patton is a freelance columnist and political speechwriter who has worked for conservative candidates, elected officials and public policy organizations at the federal, state and local levels. His weekly column can be read in newspapers across the country and on selected Internet web sites. Readers can e-mail him at dpatton@neonramp.com.

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Note -- The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, views, and/or philosophy of GOPUSA.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: desecretion; guards; islam; koran; korandesecration; military; newsweek; quran; rather; terrorists
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Somehow this guy just hit a cord with this story and I just had to post it. He's right .. I DON'T CARE either.
1 posted on 06/06/2005 1:45:50 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: CyberAnt

As many before me have said, and as many will after, my give a damn is busted!

Great read!


2 posted on 06/06/2005 1:47:47 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (I never sweat the petty things, and I never pet the sweaty things.)
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To: CyberAnt

9/11 claimed more Americans than Pearl Harbor - and not one was in the military.

They make 3001 and including me, that makes 3002 that don't care.


3 posted on 06/06/2005 1:48:11 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: CyberAnt

9/11 claimed more Americans than Pearl Harbor - and not one was in the military.

They make 3001 and including me, that makes 3002 that don't care.


4 posted on 06/06/2005 1:48:55 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: CyberAnt

The Koran is not even fit to be used as toilet paper. I don't care either.


5 posted on 06/06/2005 1:51:17 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: CyberAnt

I loved it more when it was first posted here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1417138/posts


6 posted on 06/06/2005 1:52:29 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Life's a beach - and Liberals are like the sand that gets in your swimsuit...)
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To: CyberAnt
They could use the kran to blow their nose and wipe their rear ends, and I wouldn't care.
7 posted on 06/06/2005 1:52:50 PM PDT by zeugma (Come to the Dark Side...... We have cookies!)
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To: CyberAnt

My giva care died 9-11. Any questions to be refered to U.S. Military.


8 posted on 06/06/2005 1:53:24 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: CyberAnt

Amen! My feelings exactly.


9 posted on 06/06/2005 1:55:01 PM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: CyberAnt
I DON'T CARE EITHER.
10 posted on 06/06/2005 1:55:06 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: CyberAnt

Thanks for posting! Because frankly I don't care either.


11 posted on 06/06/2005 1:59:01 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Any book that inspires people to kill and torture is not worthy of being called holy or respected.

My thought is to take a dump on that book, not give it respect.


12 posted on 06/06/2005 2:01:07 PM PDT by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton Jr.)
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Excellent!


13 posted on 06/06/2005 2:01:26 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: Keith in Iowa

Looks like they got their email a day earlier than me.

What's funny is that I searched for the title and it didn't come up .. Hmmmm? I usually have very good luck with that.

Well .. it's still good and maybe this rerun will catch a few more people who were not home on the weekend.


14 posted on 06/06/2005 2:01:53 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: CyberAnt

I don't care either. In fact, I suppose I get some perverse pleasure from imagining those scum seeing their "holy book" (which of course it isn't) desecrated.


15 posted on 06/06/2005 2:02:53 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: CyberAnt
." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and -- you guessed it -- I don't care!

Well Jimmy Crack Corn and I don't care either ...

16 posted on 06/06/2005 2:04:21 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: CyberAnt

koran???? what the h*ll is that??


17 posted on 06/06/2005 2:07:29 PM PDT by Isabelle
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To: CyberAnt

I concur


Semper Fi,
Kelly


18 posted on 06/06/2005 2:10:01 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Isabelle

Don't know, don't care.


19 posted on 06/06/2005 2:10:11 PM PDT by Lowell (The voice from beyond the edge!)
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To: CyberAnt
The people who are expressing 'outrage' over Americans desecrating the Koran are the SAME people who would categorize a group of Southern Baptists as ignorant zealots if they revolted over a Bible desecration.

The story on the Koran by our media is slanted "how could we do that" to the Arab holy book - the slant on the Southern Baptist story would be "aren't they a bunch of fundamentialist freaks".

20 posted on 06/06/2005 2:12:03 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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