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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Little Dick Durbin

Being a dick yesterday, on the Senate floor no less.

From the Wall Street Journal. If the article has been updated a pdf of little Dick's comments is located here

After reading a description of detainee treatment at Gitmo little Dick goes on to say:

If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime--Pol Pot or others--that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.

The article makes a good point:

We are fighting an enemy that murdered 3,000 innocent people on American soil 3 1/2 years ago and would murder millions more if given the chance--and according to Dick Durbin, our soldiers are the Nazis.

Let's not also forget that the Nazis, Soviet gulags and Pol Pot killed millions of civilians. The comparison is ridiculous and in a time of war dangerous.

Apparently, some are so blinded in their zeal to hurt this administration, that they have decided to aide the enemy. He has crossed the line, but I know he will not have the decency to be ashamed, when his words are repeated daily on Al Jezeera and used to inflame and inspire our enemy.

Related post:

The Limits of Our Language
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