Once again, Dick Durbin goes over the top by calling Gitmo a "death camp". Last time it was claiming that it was some "vast rightwing conspiracy" that was behind the MSM reporting on Howie Dean's attcks on republicans. One can only wonder what future bullshit will emerge from Durbin's mouth. Rowan Scarborough gives the details of Durbin's latest nonsensical outburst.
"The Senate's No. 2 Democrat has compared the U.S. military's treatment of a suspected al Qaeda terrorist at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay with the regimes of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Pol Pot, three of history's most heinous dictators, whose regimes killed millions.
In a speech on the Senate floor late Tuesday, Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, castigated the American military's actions by reading an e-mail from an FBI agent.
The agent complained to higher-ups that one al Qaeda suspect was chained to the floor, kept in an extremely cold air-conditioned cell and forced to hear loud rap music. The Justice Department is investigating.
About 9 million persons, including 6 million Jews, died in Hitler's death camps, 2.7 million persons died in Stalin's gulags and 1.7 million Cambodians died in Pol Pot's scourge of his country.
No prisoners have died at Guantanamo, and the Pentagon has acknowledged five instances of abuse or irreverent handling of the Koran, the holy book of Muslims."
This is what Durbin considers torture. Many of those that have served in the military have had it far more difficult during Escape and Evasion training. Quite frankly, these terrorist scumbags never had it so good. I doubt any of them had lemon baked fished served to them while they were of plotting and trying to kill Americans.
This is exactly the type of rhetoric that gives aid and comfort to those trying to kill Americans, simply because they are Americans. Dickie Durbin is an aider and abettor of terrorists by making statements and comparisons such as these. It is absolutely irresponsible for Durbin and the other dem/leftists to use this type of dialogue for political purposes. Durbin has absolutely no clue what torture is. Perhaps he can go and ask Saddam about what tirture really is. - Sailor