June 18, 2005
Sent to me yesterday by e-mail from Conservative Columnist Sher Zieve:
`Nazi' comment disgraceful By Boston Herald editorial staff Friday, June 17, 2005
”The second highest ranking Democrat in the Senate has compared American servicemen and women to Nazis on the floor of that body. Has political debate sunk so low that a comment that hideous can be made by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) without repercussions?”
“Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) lost his leadership position for the lesser if still odious offense of praising Strom Thurmond's presidential campaign which had taken place decades earlier.”
`If I read this ... 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,'' Durbin said of Guantanamo ``abuses'' like ratcheting up the air conditioning in detainees' cells.”
“When Amnesty International makes such comparisons it irreversibly damages its credibility. When a U.S. senator does so, he damages the institution and the country he serves.”
“Durbin must go.”
I cannot agree more with the “Boston Herald” assessment of Senator Durbin’s remarks. I am a Veteran of the Army. I have taken great exception to what Senator Durbin read into the congressional record, not once, but twice.
I understand that even though he said he would not apologize for his remarks, and that he was defended (yes, defended) in his remarks by Sen. Harry Reid, that today, he did issue another statement to attempt to cover up the errors of the original statement. I suspect the groundswell of calls for his resignation has forced Durbin to reassess his slanderous speech against the Volunteer Military Forces that protect America.
It has also been said that the memo Senator Durbin got his information from wasn’t as embellished as his remarks on the floor of the Senate. Senator Durbin seems to have taken poetic license with whatever document he failed to produce into evidence supporting his treasonous sounding allegations.
Now I want to concentrate on a couple of observations. First: The “Stars and Stripes” edition that is supplied the U.S. Military over here had no reports at all of Senator Durbin’s remarks until today (18 June); seventy-two hours after they were spoken and forty-eight hours after they were again spoken in Senate chambers. Today, I finally find a corner article (two short columns) maybe 300 words total “Republicans say Durbin’s Gitmo comments offensive”.
Now, I want to be very fair here because my second observation is the reaction of anyone here in Useless-Knowledge.com. I have let this go until right now, and Matt may not get to post this until tomorrow some time, but am I to believe that ONLY “Republicans” find the comparison of American forces to Soviet Killers, Nazis and the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot “offensive”?
“Offensive” is a mild term. Durbin’s remarks are reprehensible, callous, and disrespectful in the worst way. He spoke these words into the congressional record. The man is the most seriously evil and vile lawmaker America has produced. His words give aid and comfort to every radical Islamic scumbag hiding in a rat hole.
Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL should be censured and forced out of the Senate. His own side of the isle, now defending his words, should have been the first to castigate the vile remarks of Senator Durbin.
Sadly, they sit in agreement. Sadder still, the leftists in this forum have failed to condemn the remarks of the traitorous sounding windbag!
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