Laura Ingraham had the tape on her radio show this morning:
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), speaking on the Senate floor, described our interrogation practices at Gitmo (keeping the 20th hijacker cold or hot, or playing of loud rap music) as akin to something that “happened by [sic] the Nazis, Soviets in their Gulags, or some madman regime like Pol Pot.” Not only is this absurd and hideously inaccurate, but Durbin’s comments makes our military’s job more difficult, and encourages anti-Americanism around the world. Thanks, Dick. Tell him what you think by calling his Senate office.
That’s right, Dick. The Nazi concentration camps were known for turning down the air conditioning and pumping up the Christina Aguilera music. The gulags were known for providing prisoners with their desired religious texts and culturally appropriate meals. What an ignorant, hateful, despicable comment from this Democratic leader.
Democrats bristle if anyone even criticizes any of their anti-war statements — “how dare you question our patriotism!!!” etc., — but no decent, patriotic American compares the United States of America to Nazi Germany, Stalin, and Pol Pot. This is a despicable slander. It’s bad enough when some nobody kook on a leftist website like The Democratic Underground or The Daily Kos spews this kind of garbage, but Durbin is a U.S. Senator!
Durbin’s colleagues in the Senate should denounce his bile in the strongest terms. Hopefully, someone will make an ad stringing together all these sorts of comments from Charles Rangel, Durbin, Ted Kennedy, etc., along with the hateful invective coming recently from Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean. America needs to know that these aren’t just isolated rantings from the fringe. These comments are coming from the leaders of the Democratic party.
Michelle Malkin has more reaction to Durbin’s comments.
Some on the left are actually defending Durbin’s sedition: TalkLeft has a roundup.