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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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To: CyberAnt

I don't care either, except why are we paying for the Koran? Give'em a Bible! They REALLY NEED a Bible!!!!


21 posted on 06/06/2005 2:13:11 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (I should like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.)
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To: Lizavetta

Sadly, I believe you are correct.


22 posted on 06/06/2005 2:13:21 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: CyberAnt

BTTT


23 posted on 06/06/2005 2:13:34 PM PDT by Unicorn
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To: Isabelle

If you read the story, you'll find out.


24 posted on 06/06/2005 2:14:19 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Isabelle

The Ko-ran is Ko-rap!


25 posted on 06/06/2005 2:17:15 PM PDT by MAWG (Diversity is where everyone looks different but thinks the same way.)
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To: CyberAnt

Pinging for Jesus!


26 posted on 06/06/2005 2:20:17 PM PDT by clbiel (Hey Islam! Satan's on the line- says he's not giving back your religion without a fight.)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

....Because you would see how fast they would descecrate a Bible...


27 posted on 06/06/2005 2:24:33 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: Keith in Iowa

It's worthy of two,nine,ten posts;)


28 posted on 06/06/2005 2:32:08 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

It seems the little darlings who are prisoners - anywhere in America - are now allowed TO CHOOSE - we can't be forcing them to read good stuff .. good grief .. these terrorists FORCED ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ON THE INNOCENT PUBLIC FOR YEARS AND YEARS and now we have to be nice to them and treat them fairly ..

ARE YOU THROWING UP YET !!

But .. I agree - what they really need is the Bible.


29 posted on 06/06/2005 2:35:24 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Lizavetta
"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."

Perhaps more to the point is, no Christian would revolt over a bible desecration because such an act, abhorent as it is to the faithful, is between the sinner and his Maker.

30 posted on 06/06/2005 2:35:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopeckne is walking around free)
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To: CyberAnt

Like Rhett Buter in "Gone with the Wind", "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!!". They can take their book and put it where the sun don't shine as far as I'm concerned. Don't like our prisons? Then don't try to kill us! Don't get respect for your religion? Then don't preach killing everyone who doesn't think as you. If you want a shoulder to cry on, call the New York Times or John Kerry or Joe Biden. They will listen to your B.S.- but I won't 'cause I don't care either!!


31 posted on 06/06/2005 2:35:58 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: spanalot
9/11 claimed more Americans than Pearl Harbor - and not one was in the military.

That's not entirely accurate. The dead at the Pentagon included active-duty military.

32 posted on 06/06/2005 2:36:11 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: geezerwheezer

Good points!!


33 posted on 06/06/2005 2:36:48 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Isabelle
koran???? what the h*ll is that??

An old work of fiction, written by a psychotic pedophile.

34 posted on 06/06/2005 2:38:52 PM PDT by airborne (Dear Lord, please be with my family in Iraq. Keep them close to You and safely in Your arms.)
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To: Pyro7480

"That's not entirely accurate. The dead at the Pentagon included active-duty military."

Your absolutely right and its easy to remiss that besides the WTC, there were two other crashes.


35 posted on 06/06/2005 2:41:51 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: CyberAnt
Hear that Amnesty International, International Red Cross, MSM, Senator Biden, Senator Kennedy, the DNC, .....I don't care!

And it looks like another non-Muslim was brutally murdered. What do the above entities say to that? They say by their verbiage that they don't care!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1417680/posts

36 posted on 06/06/2005 2:43:25 PM PDT by Chgogal (Where Muslims are in a majority......Non-muslims die.)
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To: muir_redwoods

"Perhaps more to the point is, no Christian would revolt over a bible desecration because such an act, abhorent as it is to the faithful, is between the sinner and his Maker."

No, even more to the point would be that it is the content of the book that is sacred, and not the book itself. If you're going to really get down to it, as far as Christianity is concerned, to impart holiness to a manmade object is to indulge in idolatry.


37 posted on 06/06/2005 2:44:22 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: Lizavetta

Last night for the first and last time I watched the animated American Dad on Fox. In one of the scenes, the athiest mom was asked by her daughter if she was going to read the Bible she was carrying. Mom's reply was ,no silly there is big grease spot in the garage and she's going to clean it up with Exodus. This was one of the "friendlier" moments toward Christians. I almost expected riots and death across America today. But nah, it's Christianity and anything goes. I'm sure many all bent out of shape over the HOOOOOLLLLLYYYYY KORAN got a big chuckle out of this show.


38 posted on 06/06/2005 2:45:01 PM PDT by Mr. Keys
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To: Chgogal

Your link doesn't work.


39 posted on 06/06/2005 2:48:27 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: CyberAnt; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1417680/posts


40 posted on 06/06/2005 2:50:10 PM PDT by Chgogal (Where Muslims are in a majority......Non-muslims die.)
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To: CyberAnt

I pinged you and it should work. Sorry about that. I really don't know what happened.


41 posted on 06/06/2005 2:51:11 PM PDT by Chgogal (Where Muslims are in a majority......Non-muslims die.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

So what if it was first post here:

I didn't find that post, I found this one...

So guess what....like the story say "I don't care"!!!!!


42 posted on 06/06/2005 2:51:48 PM PDT by TexanByBirth
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To: CyberAnt

Chicken Shiite Holy Korap ping!


43 posted on 06/06/2005 2:51:53 PM PDT by MarineBrat
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To: CyberAnt

Like that country song goes: "My Give a Damns Busted"


44 posted on 06/06/2005 2:52:12 PM PDT by Feiny (They're not people, they're hippies.)
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To: Mr. Keys

"I'm sure many all bent out of shape over the HOOOOOLLLLLYYYYY KORAN got a big chuckle out of this show."

It's sort of like how "holy cities" sprung up overnight in Iraq, hitherto unknown. Purpose being to hamstring US forces, which are well-known for making every attempt to avoid causing damage to such sites. So, just make them up for tactical advantage, knowing that the MSM in the US will run with it, for two reasons: one, they're clueless about religion at best, and, two, they're not exactly cheering for a US success in the region.


45 posted on 06/06/2005 2:52:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: CyberAnt

I really wanna care,
I wanna feel somethin'
Let me dig a little deeper...
Nope...
Sorry...
Nothin'

(2nd verse)

You can say you've got issues.
You can say you're a victim.
It's all your parents fault,
After all you didn't pick em
Well maybe Oprah's got time to listen.
My give a damn's busted.


46 posted on 06/06/2005 2:53:22 PM PDT by Feiny (They're not people, they're hippies.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Exactly !!!


47 posted on 06/06/2005 2:55:39 PM PDT by Mr. Keys
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To: feinswinesuksass

Very clever!


48 posted on 06/06/2005 3:03:01 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Chgogal

I guess Christians weren't enough!


49 posted on 06/06/2005 3:04:36 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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