19 June 2005

Dur Bin-laden Must Go

I never thought I would agree with the New York Post, let alone view a news piece with a hard opinion. But, they proved me wrong.
Sat Jun 18, 4:56 AM ET Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is a dis grace to the people he serves, the U.S. Senate and the United States of America. In that order. Durbin took to the Senate floor this week to slander America's military. He listed what he termed "graphic" atrocities occurring at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center ? as recounted by an FBI agent. Some detainees had been shackled, he said. Cells are sometimes too hot, and sometimes too cold; captured terrorists were blasted with rap music during an interrogation ? and so on. The point being? "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 gulag, or some mad regime ? Pol Pot or others ? that had no concern for human beings. Sadly . . . this was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners." It's bad enough when fools at Amnesty International toss around the word "gulag" ? Soviet concentration camps in which nearly 3 million people died. It's something far worse when a U.S. senator ? as minority whip, the No. 2 Democrat ? enters the slander into the official record. The Nazis killed millions ? including 6 million Jews. Pol Pot exterminated 2 million Cambodians. This equates with thermostat discomfort and rap-blasting? White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan got it right: "I think the senator's remarks are reprehensible. It's a real disservice to our men and women in uniform who adhere to high standards and uphold our values and our laws." Durbin has refused to apologize. No surprise there.
The rest of the piece is available here via Yahoo! news.

Not only has Durbin refused to apologize -- but the entire democrat party leadership is mute on the subject. This, along with Dr. Dean, is the best thing to happen to the G.O.P. in years. Thanks fellas.

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