Senator Dick (Durbin): “I Support The
Senator What a Dick Durbin, on the Senate floor, yesterday compared our brave men and women in the armed forces to the Nazis.
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.
Who would’ve thought on the afternoon of September 11th, when the smoke was clearing and our resolve was strong, that we’d get back to a point where our own elected representatives casually labelled our brave men and women of the armed forces as nazis?
For what it’s worth:
Nazis - About 9 million dead
Soviet gulags - About 2.7 million dead
Pol Pot - About 1.7 million dead
Gitmo - zero dead
Gitmo - five instances of Koran abuse by prison guards
Gitmo-15 instances of Koran abuse by prisoners
Durbin was probably just looking for five minutes of fame as we enter the next election cycle. Well, his comments are going to reach millions, that’s for sure… compliments of AlJazeera and other enemy-friendly propaganda machines.
I’m sure the soldiers in the combat zones are happy to have elected officials like Durbin. Morale is so overrated anyway.
: Well that didn’t take long. Al-Jazeera is splashing their front page
with, “US Senator Dick Durbin on Wednesday refused to apologise for comments he made on the Senate floor referring to Nazis, Soviet gulags and a “mad regime” like Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.” No doubt it’s printed with excitement.
Sen. Dick Durbin refused to apologize
Wednesday for comments he made on the Senate floor comparing the actions of Americans at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis, Soviet gulags and a “mad regime” like Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot.
With all this talk of Geneva Convention, Jonathon reminds us just who the GC applies to
. (Hint: Not terrorists who dress in civilian clothes and target innocent people)
Update 4: June 16th, 2005 - Washington, D.C. - Senator John Thune today called on Senator Dick Durbin to apologize for his inappropriate remarks made on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding U.S. Marines serving their country in the War on Terror. ï¿½Equating American Marines to Nazis is irresponsible and wrong. Senator Durbin owes our men and women in uniform an apology.ï¿½ ï¿½ Senator John Thune (Hat tip: Matt)
Somehow I knew my friend “Ellis Wyatt” would be following this. Good roundup of the action here
. I love how his blog “Dump Dick Durbin” ranks second in a Yahoo! search for Durbin’s name
, just behind Durbin’s official site. Nice work!
: Wow, Durbin-Flashback
… “The attack against this dictator should come as no surprise. The record clearly shows that he has harassed American and United Nations inspectors, ordered the destruction of important documents in anticipation of inspections and hampered the ability of inspectors to carry out their mission. His defiant protection of his weapons of mass destruction cannot go unanswered. I call on those who question the motives of the president and his national security advisors to join with the rest of America in presenting a united front to our enemies abroad
.” Kill two birds with one quote. This was his position when a Democrat President was contemplating action against Iraq.
: Durbin said
, “”I’m certainly not going to be intimidated by the right-wing message machine. If I’m going to back off every time they decide their [sic] unhappy with my statements, then I really won’t be doing my job.”
Update 8: Sen. Durbin Apologizes for Gitmo Remarks
got a few words for What A Dick Durbin. (And thanks for the compliments!)