Sunday, June 19, 2005

Durbin Slanders His Own Country

by Mark Steyn - June 19th, 2005 - Chicago Sun-Times
"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."

Er, well, your average low-wattage senator might. But I wouldn't. The "atrocities" he enumerated -- "Not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room" -- are not characteristic of the Nazis, the Soviets or Pol Pot, and, at the end, the body count in Gitmo was a lot lower. That's to say, it was zero, which would have been counted a poor day's work in Auschwitz or Siberia or the killing fields of Cambodia.

I don't think there is anything else to say. With Howard Dean and Dick Durbin speaking for the democrats, what their party stands for is very clear. They miss no opportunity to malign our troops even as they insist they are supporting them. Their definition of support is bizarre.


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