Friday, June 17, 2005
Sen. Dick Durbins (D-Gitmo) Treachery
Illinois, Are You Going to Sit There and Let Your Senator Call Your Sons & Husbands Nazis? I want Durbin’s job, and I want it now. I’ll be damned if a US Senator is going to get away with comparing my comrades to the Gestapo, or Stalin’s thugs. To the people of the Great State of Illinois, none of you have a hair on you’re a$$ if you do not demand a recall of this piece of trash. This guy isn’t some benchwarmer nutjob either, he is in the Democratic leadership and as such he speaks for the rest of the 44 Senators in his caucus. If you are a Democrat US Senator and you do not have a statement of categorical disavowal of Durbin’s remarks and a plea for him to recant and apologize for them released to the press by close of business today, you are wrong. Barack Obama should be burning Durbin in effigy in the streets of Chicago this weekend. It’s time to step up Senator and give your “colleague” his medicine. To the blogosphere I say this: BLOGSWARM on Durbin until his a$$ is no longer befouling a US Senate seat. No excuses, no mercy on this one. To the lefty blogosphere, you might want to jump in on this one too. If there is a shred of patriotism and decency left within you, then you have an obligation to drop the hammer on this scumbag as well. It’s enemy sympathizers like this that are dragging you and your party deeper into the fever swamps and further away from foreseeable success at the polls. UPDATE: KOS WEIGHS IN / RUSTY SMACKS DOWN If Durbin’s charges weren’t so gravely evil, they would be funny. Everyone can laugh at a moonbat; moonbat mockery is the foundation of the blogosphere. For instance this moron, Morgan Reynolds who was a former Bush administration official claims that the World Trade Center was destroyed by “controlled demolition” charges and that there’s no proof that planes actually hit the towers. Now that’s a moonbat we can all laugh at, mock, and heap scorn upon. Here’s Durbin in his Senate testimony quoting an FBI agent: (Audio via Radioblogger) "On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they urinated or defecated on themselves, and had been left there for 18-24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. . . . On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor." '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.' Listen up folks, I spent 5 days and nights in the surfzone in Coronado in February of 1992, so don’t tell me Gitmo A/C is torture! One night in Hell Week, my swim buddy and I pissed on each other while shivering in an embrace to try to get warm. One of my classmates had the hair on the top of his head rubbed off by the inflatable boat we all carried because he lost his hat in the surf (He is still bald from it). How about a weeks worth of Immediate Action Drills and buddy carries in August out in the Eastern California desert in temperatures approaching 130F? What I’ve done is nothing compared to my brothers in Afghanistan and Iraq these past 4 years. They have endured indescribable hardships in order to kill and capture the people who brought down the towers and those who support them. To impugn them and their sacrifices by comparing them to Nazis, gulag guards, and the Khmer Rouge is the basest and most shameful act of ingratitude and treason that I have ever heard from the mouth of a sitting US Senator. Durbin stands alone in the pantheon of political hate speech, and he deserves to be recalled in shame from his position of responsibility.