But [General Hood] also had to deal with the fallout of a report in Newsweek asserting that a military inquiry was expected to find that a Koran had been flushed down a toilet at the detention center. The magazine later retracted the article, but the military inquiry concluded that a soldier had inadvertently splashed urine on a Koran.So, uh, yeah, uh, hm. I must not have been following this story very closely when it hit, because I cannot seem to recall previously seeing that last detail. Lemme aks you: How do you "inadvertently" splash urine on a Koran? Was that soldier catching up on his comparative religion in the john? I've got to tell you that--and maybe I'm unusual here--if I am reading on the can, then I am on the can, i.e. taking a shit, sitting down, and unlikely to splash urine even if I try. Is this really how America sought to ameliorate the cultural fallout from the original accusation? Oh, don't worry Muslims, they didn't flush it, they just pissed on it.
Reported in the Times