While our troops are doing their job (putting their life and limb at risk) in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world the Democrats are aiding the enemy. Here is what the second most ranking Senate Democrat Dick Durbin read on the floor of the Senate:
'On one occasion the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. On another occasion the air conditioner had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.
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.í
What Durbin does not tell us is why the prisoner was in solitaire; after all he has the FBI report? Should he have that report since it is still under investigation? Did the prisoner attack a guard or another inmate? Did that prisoner pose a danger to himself or others? Does that prisoner have knowledge of weapons that could kill thousands of Americans? Why doesnít Durbin realize that all of those in prison at the base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are there because they were found on the battlefield firing on collation troops (U.S. troops)? Why doesnít Durbin realize we are in a WAR and that we could loose millions of Americans and our way of life wiped from this planet? Apparently he doesnít remember the attacks on 9/11! If he doesnít remember then he should look at these pictures by clicking on this link (this will open another browser window).
We know the enemy! The enemy they are the ones that have killed more than 1,000 of our troops on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. The enemy flew two planes into the Word Trade Center and one into the Pentagon on September 11th 2001, the guys that tried to destroy the World Trade Center with explosives in the 1990ís and killed and injured our troops in Somalia. The enemies are the ones that have been attacking us since 1979 when hostages were taken in Iran during President Carterís administration (a democrat).
So when Senator Durbin makes a false statement that is based on half truths or an outright lies about our troops in my opinion he then becomes the enemy of this country.
So can someone explain why the United States Senate hasnít censured Durbin? Durbin is giving our enemies propaganda bullets that they will use to inflame our enemies into action against us. When I say us I mean all of us, troops, civilian, police, firemen, Republican and Democrats, people that are hear legally and those who are not. These enemies we are at war with do not even care if they kill their own.
Durbin and people like him are not patriots and so far not one of his fellow Democrats have stood up and said that Durbin does not speak for the Democratic Party. So the only conclusion that I could possibly draw is that Senator Durbin is speaking for the Democratic Party.
If Durbin was mislead into his comments then he is too stupid to be a Senator and should resign now because he should have had enough intelligence not to make those comments on the floor of the Senate. What an idiot!
If Durbin made those comments to inflame our enemies so that they could recruit more terrorists into their fold I think he should be tried for treason.
If Durbin made those comments for political gain then the people who voted him into office should petition for a recall election and remove that dumb SOB. from office.
Today June 19, 2005 Durbin is now saying that he is sorry if anyone misunderstood his comments. Who does he think we are? His comments were clearly made and if he expects me or anyone to accept his apology by saying his comments were misunderstood he is more of a fool than first imagined and should be at a home in a straitjacket eating a bland diet.
I am not accepting his apology the damage has already been done. Al Jazeera broadcast his original remarks inflaming those against us and giving comfort to our enemies by providing a propaganda tool that they will continue to use. I am sure that Al Jazeera will not broadcast his apology.
In my opinion we should not close Guantanamo Bay because there is no torture going on there and Durbin should be sent back to Illinois if not to Leavenworth to wait for his trial and sentence for treason.