Dick Durbin's Dirty Back Yard, Gitmo Illinois.


June 18, 2005, 09:04 AM
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the Democratic Party's loudmouth at large, has recently compared American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot.

Durbin doesn't have any room to talk. He not only has been turning a blind eye to some of the most heinous acts perpetrated on American soil, he is part of the political party that has been in charge of it. The Democrats rule the Chicago metro area with an iron hand.

Chicago has one of the highest rates of police coerced false confessions in America.

Check out what Court TV has to say about coerced confessions in Chicago:


Over the last two decades, Chicago, Illinois has earned the reputation of having one of the highest rates of police coerced false confessions in the United States. Many documented cases involved the use of unusually brutal tactics, including electric shock, beatings and using a plastic bag to restrict oxygen. The problem got so out of hand that the Chicago Police Department was forced to conduct an internal investigation to weed out corrupt officers who were known to conduct cruel interrogations......................

It looks like the Chicago area Democrats are the real Nazis

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El Tejon
June 18, 2005, 09:24 AM
"I hate Illinois Nazis." :D

June 18, 2005, 11:22 AM
This SOB should be impeached and then tried for treason!!


Standing Wolf
June 18, 2005, 02:26 PM
The mounting allegations led to Burge's and other officers' suspension in 1993. Burge was eventually fired from his position, but the other officers were later reinstated. Wilson sued the police department and was awarded $1 million.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish among the criminals, the crooked cops, and the assault lawyers.

mons meg
June 19, 2005, 02:04 AM
Slow down, Tejon, you'll disrupt their parade. ;)

June 19, 2005, 07:02 AM
....or something to remember this Durbin POS. Call it Durbin's Turban. We could have an awards ceremony every little while to call attention to the anti-American anti-Liberty crowd. Chap-Of-Quiddick Teddy would make a good "awardee."

Can you stomach the crowd, including a few RINOs wanting to tell the terrorists that we're pulling out on a certain date. These "leaders" who propose this know better. But they are pitching to the fools in society who they hope will be in enough numbers to give them a victory in the next election. As the anti-Lberty crowd gets more desperate, there will be more Deaniac speech making of this type.

Can you imagine this phone call just as the battle of the bulge was winding down?::


"Hello. Adolph?"

"Sieg Heil!"

"This is Franklin."

"Vat kan I do to help you today, Franklin?"

I just wanted to say that we're pulling out of Europe starting the first of February."

"Das ist fine!"

"Yeah. The Republicans are raising hell about the casualties and the expence. And they ain't happy about the POW camps all over the place over here. They thought you'd throw in the towel by mid-June last year, but you're not quitting. In fact you just stretched us thin and killed a lot of fine soldiers. They've had it. We've had it."

"Das ist great!"

"'Bye now."


May you live in interesting times.

May you live in Hillarious times!


June 19, 2005, 11:58 AM
Mark Steyn

Durbin slanders his own country

June 19, 2005


Throughout the last campaign season, senior Democrats had a standard line in their speeches, usually delivered with righteous anger, about how "nobody has a right to question my patriotism!" Given that nobody was questioning their patriotism, it seemed an odd thing to harp on about. But, aware of their touchiness on the subject, I hasten to add that in what follows I am not questioning Dick Durbin's patriotism, at least not for the first couple of paragraphs. Instead, I'll begin by questioning his sanity.

Last Tuesday, Senator Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, quoted a report of U.S. "atrocities" at Guantanamo and then added:

"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."

Er, well, your average low-wattage senator might. But I wouldn't. The "atrocities" he enumerated -- "Not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room" -- are not characteristic of the Nazis, the Soviets or Pol Pot, and, at the end, the body count in Gitmo was a lot lower. That's to say, it was zero, which would have been counted a poor day's work in Auschwitz or Siberia or the killing fields of Cambodia.

But give Durbin credit. Every third-rate hack on every European newspaper can do the Americans-are-Nazis schtick. Amnesty International has already declared Guantanamo the "gulag of our times." But I do believe the senator is the first to compare the U.S. armed forces with the blood-drenched thugs of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge. Way to go, senator! If you had a dime for every crackpot Web site that takes up your thoughtful historical comparison, you'd be able to retire to the Caribbean and spend the rest of your days torturing yourself with hot weather and loud music, as well as inappropriately provocative women and insufficient choice of hors d'oeuvres and all the other shameful atrocities committed at Guantanamo.

Just for the record, some 15 million to 30 million Soviets died in the gulag; some 6 million Jews died in the Nazi camps; some 2 million Cambodians -- one third of the population -- died in the killing fields. Nobody's died in Gitmo, not even from having Christina Aguilera played to them excessively loudly. The comparison is deranged, and deeply insulting not just to the U.S. military but to the millions of relatives of those dead Russians, Jews and Cambodians, who, unlike Durbin, know what real atrocities are. Had Durbin said, "Why, these atrocities are so terrible you would almost believe it was an account of the activities of my distinguished colleague Robert C. Byrd's fellow Klansmen," that would have been a little closer to the ballpark but still way out.

One measure of a civilized society is that words mean something: "Soviet" and "Nazi" and "Pol Pot" cannot equate to Guantanamo unless you've become utterly unmoored from reality. Spot the odd one out: 1) mass starvation; 2) gas chambers; 3) mountains of skulls; 4) lousy infidel pop music turned up to full volume. One of these is not the same as the others, and Durbin doesn't have the excuse that he's some airhead celeb or an Ivy League professor. He's the second-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Don't they have an insanity clause?

Now let us turn to the ranking Democrat, the big cheese on the committee, Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Leahy thinks Gitmo needs to be closed down and argues as follows:

"America was once very rightly viewed as a leader in human rights and the rule of law, but Guantanamo has drained our leadership, our credibility, and the world's good will for America at alarming rates."

So, until Guantanamo, America was "viewed as a leader in human rights"? Not in 2004, when Abu Ghraib was the atrocity du jour. Not in 2003, when every humanitarian organization on the planet was predicting the deaths of millions of Iraqis from cholera, dysentery and other diseases caused by America's "war for oil." Not in 2002, when the "human rights" lobby filled the streets of Vancouver and London and Rome and Sydney to protest the Bu????ler's plans to end the benign reign of good King Saddam. Not the weekend before 9/11 when the human rights grandees of the U.N. "anti-racism" conference met in South Africa to demand America pay reparations for the Rwandan genocide and to cheer Robert Mugabe to the rafters for calling on Britain and America to "apologize unreservedly for their crimes against humanity." If you close Gitmo tomorrow, the world's anti-Americans will look around and within 48 hours alight on something else for Gulag of the Week.

And this is where it's time to question Durbin's patriotism. As Leahy implicitly acknowledges, Guantanamo is about "image" and "perception" -- about how others see America. If this one small camp of a few hundred people has "drained the world's good will," whose fault is that?

The senator from Illinois' comparisons are as tired as they're grotesque. They add nothing useful to the debate. But around the planet, folks naturally figure that, if only 100 people out of nearly 300 million get to be senators, the position must be a big deal. Hence, headlines in the Arab world like "U.S. Senator Stands By Nazi Remark." That's al-Jazeera, where the senator from al-Inois is now a big hero -- for slandering his own country, for confirming the lurid propaganda of his country's enemies. Yes, folks, American soldiers are Nazis and American prison camps are gulags: don't take our word for it, Senator Bigshot says so.

This isn't a Republican vs Democrat thing; it's about senior Democrats who are so over-invested in their hatred of a passing administration that they've signed on to the nuttiest slurs of the lunatic fringe. It would be heartening to think that Durbin will himself now be subjected to some serious torture. Not real torture, of course; I don't mean using Pol Pot techniques and playing the Celine Dion Christmas album really loud to him. But he should at least be made a little uncomfortable over what he's done -- in a time of war, make an inflammatory libel against his country's military that has no value whatsoever except to America's enemies. Shame on him, and shame on those fellow senators and Democrats who by their refusal to condemn him endorse his slander.

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June 20, 2005, 01:26 AM
the weekend before 9/11 when the human rights grandees of the U.N. "anti-racism" conference met in South Africa to demand America pay reparations for the Rwandan genocide and to cheer Robert Mugabe to the rafters for calling on Britain and America to "apologize unreservedly for their crimes against humanity."Pardon me, but I was on a ship around that time and heard no news until the fateful morning. Did that really happen?

June 20, 2005, 09:10 AM

So many that need it, and so little of the tar and feathers. . .

June 20, 2005, 09:26 AM
Forget the tar. We have superglue now. :evil:

June 20, 2005, 09:31 AM
And people still want this political party to have majority rule in this country.
That is what still shocks and amazes me.

I have yet to see a video of some poor soul having their head sawn off with a knife that has been proven to originate from the Marine base at Gitmo.

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