And if you don't disagree with absolutely every last single thing then you're an admin asshat apologist. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
That said, just because people make comments about the form of the post doesn't mean they're trying to refute it. One can have a belief about the substance of the post independently of a belief about the style.
I don't know what jonson's intent was, but I'm willing to believe that he is just as concerned as everybody else about what we've been hearing about for the last couple of weeks.
REDACTED had no information against the United States. Personally, he has nothing against the United States. The guards in the detention facility do not treat him well.
They flushed a Koran in the toilet. The guards dance around when the detainees are trying to pray.
IF AN INDICTMENT IS ISSUED AND THE TRIAL, BEGINS, THE BROTHER HAS TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.
2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.
4. The brother has to do his best to know the names of the state security officers, who participated in his torture and mention their names to the judge. [These names may be obtained from brothers who had to deal with those officers in previous cases.]
6. During the trial, the court has to be notified of any mistreatment of the brothers inside the prison.
The guards "flushed a Quran in the toilet," the detainee alleged, according to the FBI report. "The guards dance around when the detainees are trying to pray. The guards still do these things."
That account differed from what the detainee told military investigators, [General Jay] Hood [Guantanamo prison commander] said.
He said the prisoner was never asked about the incident cited in the FBI document. But he was asked, the general said, whether "he had seen the Quran defiled, desecrated or mishandled, and he allowed as how he hadn't, but he had heard guards -- that guards at some other point in time had done this."
"I do not believe they used that word, `toilet,' " Hood said.
He said he could not explain why the detainee had told different stories to investigators from the military and the FBI, but he indicated that the wording might have been inexact.
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