Skip to comments.`Nazi' comment disgraceful (Boston Herald Editorial on Dachau Durbin)
Posted on 06/16/2005 9:24:53 PM PDT by ambrose
`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.
Only if you're a Democrat. Lott's mistake was not trashing our country and the people who protect it.
Amen my brother, Durbin must go. That would be fab-u-lous.
Time for him to be forced out of the Senate in disgrace.
This article, from Jill Zuckman of the Chicago Tribune, may explain why Durbin gets reelected. After reading this biased piece of crap, my thought about Jill Zuckman was, "If you love him so much, why don't you marry him?"
WASHINGTON - (KRT) - With his unassuming Midwestern demeanor and genial bearing, Dick Durbin is no one's vision of a political street fighter.
Yet Illinois' senior senator - who is growing in stature as a national Democratic voice and a font of strategic and communications advice for a party eager to regain its footing - found himself on the receiving end of Republican outrage this week.
To prove your point, see my post #7
Making such outrageous statements to attract attention is a sign of fundamental dishonesty. Dean and Durbin are all you need to know about the Democratic Party, but in case you'd like to know more you should really see this.
It reeks of dishonesty.
The more it sinks in with people just how (&^$*()*_(&*^$$ disgusting this man and his thought process is, the Dums are doomed. To compare AIR CONDITIONING temps, to the "showers " of the Nazi Death camps is UNFORGIVABLE..... and must be punished.
When are the elected Republicans gonna take action against the evil display by the likes of Durbin and his ilk.
Halliburton to build new $30 mln Guantanamo jail
Has anyone in the Senate even raised the possibility of censure? I agree he should be punished, but unless I'm mistaken he won't be.
Brace yourself for much, much worse:
(From Bill Moyers and his friends)
Hopefully the people will take action (again) next election.
Pray for W and Our Troops
What is up with all these Nazi references? You've got Byrd, Durbin, and Santorum (among others) all referring to their opponents as Nazis. That's particularly rich from Byrd. But none of these guys are as bad as Nazis.... honestly...
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