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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Newsweek: "Our Bad"

Newsweek has apologized for inaccurately reporting that army interrogators at Guantanamo had desecrated Korans to try to get prisoners (I refuse to call them "detainees") to talk. Still, plenty of damage was done:

Fifteen people died and scores were injured in violence between protesters and security forces, prompting U.S. promises to investigate the allegations.

Two quick points. First, it must suck to be the Newsweek reporters responsible for this thing given what happened (the story details the fact-checking they did, and it sounds like it was all above-board). Second, what is up with the hard-core protesting? Perhaps we could train the Afghan security forces not to kill the people who take to the streets to protest something over there.