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  • Durbin says Guantanamo should be closed by end of 2006

    07/11/2006 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 750+ views
    Durbin says Guantanamo should be closed by end of 2006 AP July 11, 2006 - Senator Dick Durbin said today the United States should immediately begin phasing out operations at its detention facilities on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The Illinois Democrat just returned from a fact-finding trip to the base. Durbin says the goal should be to close the prison camp by the end of 2006. He says despite the best efforts of American troops, Guantanamo has become a powerful, negative symbol around the world for failures of the Bush administration. Durbin spoke on the same day...
  • What should the Senate do about Durbin FreeRepublic poll discussion thread.

    06/21/2005 6:04:07 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 96 replies · 1,133+ views
    FR | 6-21-05 | self
    Title says it. What are your thoughts? I voted that Durbin ought to be removed from office but I doubt that they will do more than talk a lot.
  • A slander on our troops

    06/18/2005 6:08:50 PM PDT · by Laverne · 21 replies · 850+ views
    Toldeo Blade ^ | June 18, 2005 | Jack Kelly
    IN A speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, the assistant Democratic leader likened the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Nazi, Soviet, and Cambodian concentration camps. What's giving America a black eye is the slander of our troops by Mr. Durbin, Amnesty, and others. Americans should be outraged, but not by the conduct of our soldiers
  • ADL calls on Durbin to apologize (Dick Dirtbag Alert)

    06/17/2005 5:23:10 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 17 replies · 775+ views ^ | June 17, 2005 |
    The Anti-Defamation League has called on Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin to apologize for comparing alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay to torture and killing by the Nazi regime. "Whatever your views on the treatment of detainees and alleged excesses at the Guantanamo Bay facility, it is inappropriate and insensitive to suggest that actions by American troops in any way resemble actions taken by Nazis in their treatment of prisoners," wrote ADL head Abraham Foxman in a letter to the Illinois lawmaker. [See video of the remarks here.]
  • Buyer Demands Apology From Sen. Durbin

    06/17/2005 1:18:17 PM PDT · by ambrose · 40 replies · 1,610+ views
    WISH ^ | 6/17
    Buyer Demands Apology From Sen. Durbin An Indiana congressman is demanding an apology from a US senator. The issue is what the senate's number two Democrat said on the Senate floor this week about how prisoners are treated at Guantanamo Bay. The White House is angry and Indiana Congressman Steve Buyer is among several Republicans who are demanding an apology. Illinois senior Senator Richard Durbin quoted an FBI report on conditions at Guantanamo Bay. "On one occasion the air conditioning had been turned down so far the temperature in the room was so cold the barefooted detainee was shaking with...
  • Al Jazeera: US senator stands by Nazi remark (Dachau Durbin)

    06/16/2005 9:33:46 AM PDT · by ambrose · 118 replies · 2,772+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 6/16/05
    US senator stands by Nazi remark Thursday 16 June 2005 7:20 AM GMT A US senator has refused to apologise for comparing the actions of US soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to those of Nazis, while others have decried or defended the mandate and method used to hold prisoners there. US Senator Dick Durbin on Wednesday refused to apologise for comments he made on the Senate floor referring to Nazis, Soviet gulags and a "mad regime" like Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Illinois Republican Party chairman Andy McKenna had demanded he apologise. "Senator Durbin's comments come as a great disservice...