Kevin Drum at Washington Monthly asks:
Conservative apologists clearly believe it’s out of bounds to fill in this blank with Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, or Pol Pot. Fine. I’m not really as offended by Nazi comparisons as some people are, but OK. No Nazis.
So my question is this: what is the right historical analogy? There are lots of evil regimes past and present to choose from, but I’m not sure which ones are acceptable references when describing the use of torture at Guantanamo. Can I get some conservative feedback on this?
(via Outside the Beltway)
First note that conservatives (Drum seems to imply there that it’s “conservative” to defend America against comparisons to Nazism, etc. Hopefully there are at least some on the left who would also defend their own country from such slander.) Note that the question takes it as a given that the U.S. “regime” is “evil.” He’s just asking which other evil regime is a more appropriate analogy than Nazis, Stalin’s gulags, or Pol Pot.
More evidence this hateful sickness permeates the modern left; it is not just Durbin, by any means. But nobody dare question their patriotism.