I already brought up this story. Given Senator Durbin's comments in context, there is no way you could consider them to be "treasonous." What he did was read an FBI agent's recount of the torture at Guantanamo Bay and say, "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." (Quote in paragraph 6.)<br><br>He was comparing the deeds of American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to those of regimes that we have all established to be morally reprehensible. He was not likening the people themselves, who are working under policies beyond their control.<br><br>Of course this is such a wonderful thing to be outraged about. Here's my favorite quote from the Washington Times article. (The bold is mine.) "At the Pentagon, Rumsfeld spokesman Larry Di Rita said of Mr. Durbin's remarks: 'I didn't hear what he said, but any such comparison would obviously be outrageous and not remotely connected with reality.'" Perhaps they should have introduced the line as, "Someone completely unfamiliar with the situation had this knee-jerk response."<br><br>So here we are. Once more, the Defense Department authorizes torture that people find reprehensible and when they come under criticism for it, they respond by throwing the military and FBI out there like a blast shield. Have you exploited your military today?<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey<br>
I'm beginning to wonder if impeachment* might not be coming for His Highness? If the balance of power in Congress were just slightly less weighted to the irrational it would already be out there. Because you're right, its too bad we don't shoot people for treason anymore.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>*Or in this case, Chimpeachment. <br><br><br><br><br>
sheez Bryan...<br><br>your POST... is exactly what's wrong with Git-mo and some radicals on the far right.<br><br>1. Durban said if you read the report and didn't KNOW better- one could think it came from a Nazi camp.<br><br>2. Your response "Too bad we don't shoot people for treason anymore!" is extremist - i.e. don't agree with what people say- shoot them !!! because that's what Nazis did !.. "disagree with us, and we'll line you up on a wall and kill you."<br><br>boy - guess you don't believe in FREE SPEECH !!!<br>and you consider yourself a "patriot"<br>Think the "founding fathers" would agree with you on this ?<br><br>I don't think so.... not in your wildest dreams.<br><br>David (OFI)<br>
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