Thursday, June 16, 2005
I wanted to post on this yesterday, but I could not find my Senator's speech in it's entirety, and to be honest, I couldn't believe he actually said what he was being accused of saying. Incredibly, everything is true. The number 2 Senator in the Democratic Party defamed his country in a despicable statement on the floor of the United States Senate.
I can't pull a copy of his statement from the file, so you'll have to click on the link. Perhaps this is best, since one should really read in full what he said and draw your own conclusions. I'll quote just a little. After reading the report of an FBI agent who said that one prisoner had be kept for 18-24 hours in a very cold room and then in a very hot room, where he apparently defecated on himself and pulled his own hair out, our Senator compared the U.S. Service men and women to 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."
It is no secret that Durbin has been a vocal opponent to the war in Iraq, and certainly was never a fan of the global war on terror as designed and implemented by President Bush. It is one thing to disagree on policy, however, and another to lie and defame your country and in particular the men and women who have volunteered to put themselves in harm's way to defend our country from radical Muslim nutjobs, bent on our destruction. Durbin's statements, coming from a high ranking government official undermine our credibility in the world and increase the danger our forces face as they continue to hunt for Al Queda members.
One can only assume that defamation of country, and the support for our enemy that such a policy implies, is now the official policy of the Democratic Party. Political expediency has now trumped patriotism and loyalty for this foul breed of American. Durbin as a party leader, clearly understood the implications of the words he spoke into the record when he said, "I almost hesitate to put them in the record". This was something he did deliberately, and his refusal to now apologize for his hate speech is a further indication that he meant exactly what he said.
It is incredible when you think about it. The Gitmo prisoners were picked up on the battlefield in the war on terror, actively engaged in fighting the against the U.S. Their fellow combatants where directly responsible for the murder of 2000 innocent U.S. citizens, and they desire to kill millions more if given the chance. Yet the official position of the Democratic Party, as spoken by Dick Durbin and denied by no Democrat, is that the men and women of the U.S. military are the Nazis.
UPDATE: Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, well it does. I forgot about this little tidbit from last December. Apparently our favorite Senator, was the subject of a criminal referral to the Justice Department. Excercising the same poor judgement (or is it anti-Americanism?) as he did with his hate speech against the military, Durbin chose to blab to the press about a secret satellite program.