the dumbest words ever spoken
Sen. Dick Durbin on the treatment of inmates at Gitmo (Specifically, too hot, too cold, loud music, no potty, and, the ultimate of horrors, some sort of puppet show):
"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."
Yeah, I know, you've seen it, but just in case.
Where do I vote for stricter treatment of Gitmo prisoners?
How about this. For breakfast? Nothing. Lunch? Dirt. Dinner? Pork. Lots of ham. Midnight cocktail consists of whatever truth-inducing chemicals the military-industrial complex has come up with. If we don't want to do that, a double-tap works just fine for me.
20 prisoners have been released from Gitmo. 12 have either been recaptured or killed in battle. That's just a number, but remember, those folks were spending their time dedicating their life to killing you or people you know.
I'm so sick of all the Gitmo news. And I am completely disgusted with anyone who tries to compare that prison with any sort of war atrocity of the past. Gitmo is by a long, long shot the kindest treatment any POW's have ever seen. To compare Gitmo with the Gulags or Nazi concentration camps is not only stupid, it is ignorant.
I have several links on this but again: Words mean something. History means even more. Go read The Gulag Archipelago; A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; or any of the other amazing literature born out of that hideous regime. Then tell me our country, or our philosophy, or our military bears even the slightest resemblance to that. No one has seemed to have been able to truly write about the Nazi camps; they are a horror beyond even the Gulags.
But an elected senator, not some bunch of out-there wackjobs at Amnesty international or ANWAR but an elected senator, is comparing the incredibly mild treatment of active mass murderers by American soldiers to Nazis and Soviets. He is saying that the guy that lives down the street from you, that made an Osama-wannabe kinda uncomforable for a few hours, is eqivalent to a Mengele or Pol Pot.
Such comparisons are offensive to and undermine the sacrifice of those lost in the holocaust and the Soviet Gulags, it is incredibly disrespectful to the average Americans making the best of a shitty job in Gitmo, it lacks any sort of perspective or sensitivity toward history, and it feeds the assholes trying to build up resentment toward the United States where our relationships are most needed.
I haven't seen much about it in the local MSM, which means it maybe isn't being widely reported, but I hope that this is the end of that dude's career. I hope that the people that vote for him won't put up with that sort of nonsense; comparisons to Hitler or Stalin have no place in any sort of intelligent debate, and they certainly have no place on the Senate floor.