Thursday, June 16, 2005

It’s Time to Start Using the Sharp Sticks!

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Sen. Dick Durbin refused to apologize Wednesday for comments he made on the Senate floor comparing the actions of American soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis, Soviet gulags and a ''mad regime'' like Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot's in Cambodia.

He should apologize, but it looks like he won’t:

Durbin did not plan to apologize for the comments, spokesman Joe Shoemaker said.

''This administration should apologize to the American people
for abandoning the Geneva Conventions and authorizing torture techniques that put our troops at risk and make Americans less secure,'' Durbin said in a statement Wednesday evening.

During a speech Tuesday, Durbin quoted from an FBI agent's report describing detainees at the naval base in Guantanamo Bay as being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures.

Oh, the humanity! It looks as if Sen. Durbin has joined the ranks of congressmen who are stuck on stupid. He either a) has no knowledge of history or b) he is making these sick comparisons out of hatred for the Bush Administration, or c) a combination of the two. Frankly, I couldn’t care less which one it is. All three are equally pitiful in my opinion.

It has been pointed out ad nauseum by various sources that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to terrorists. I’ll do it once more:

Convention III, Part I, Article 4A(2)

Members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, belonging to a Party to the conflict and operating in or outside their own territory, even if this territory is occupied, provided that such militias or volunteer corps, including such organized resistance movements,
fulfill the following conditions:[ (a) that of being commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates; (b) that of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance; (c) that of carrying arms openly; (d) that of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war. (Emphasis added)

I’m growing weary of these congressmen whining and complaining about the rights of a bunch of terrorists! You hate Bush. Ok! We get it! Now start acting like Americans and start supporting our troops and what they are trying to accomplish. It’s not all about you!
I thought you guys were all about "Move On".

I say we start using the sharp sticks and do whatever it takes to get the terrorists at Guantanamo to start singing like canaries. The personnel running it are getting blamed for it anyway, and they are treating these terrorists like royalty compared to Nazi Death Camps and the Soviet Gulags. I’m sick and tired of this pitiful rhetoric the left is spewing. These “mistreated souls” are the same ilk who murdered over 3,000 of our own and you’re comparing gourmet cooking and air conditioning to Death Camps and Gulags?

Give Me A Break!

Update: Michelle Malkin is also blogging on Durbin.
See more responses to Durbin's remarks at Outside the Beltway's Traffic Jam

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