A Soldier in Afghanistan Burned a Box of Bill O’Reilly’s Book

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What would you do with twenty copies of Bill O’Reilly’s Pinheads and Patriots? One soldier in Afghanistan received orders to set them on fire, as per a post on his Tumblr:

Some jerk sent us two boxes of this awful book (SPOILER ALERT: George Washington — Patriot; George Soros — Pinhead) instead of anything soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan might need, like, say, food or soap. Just burned the whole lot of them on my Commander’s orders.

Although the blog entry was tagged “send this to fox,” the soldier says the destruction was not political.

Although the blog entry was tagged “send this to fox,” the soldier says the destruction was not political.

In a follow-up post, the blogger, going by the name everqueer, acknowledged “people’s squeamishness about setting books ablaze.” But that’s just how they get rid of trash in Afghanistan:

Even so, “Papa Bear” O’Reilly will probably not be pleased.

Book burning [everqueer/Tumblr via Gawker]