Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Durbin's Comments: Part II

I don't know whether the fervor over Dick Durbin's remarks is dying down or not. I'm not going to dwell on the subject much longer. There's really nothing that I can add to the conversation. Pretty much anything worth saying has been said. Durbin has apologized for the things he said that caused this whole hullaballoo. Some people are satisfied. Others are not. Do I think Durbin should resign because of his remarks? No. Do I think Durbin should retire when his current term ends? Absolutely, but not because of his ridiculous comments. Dick Durbin should step down because he is absolutely useless as a senator. Someone with a clue should take his place in the Senate.

Anyway, I have nothing more to add re: Durbin's Guantanamo Bay stupidity. I'll just point to some of the more interesting comments I've come across.

This June 19 article by Sun Times columnist Mark Steyn is brilliant:

Durbin has been roundly criticized by both the right and the left. From Durbin's own Democratic Party we get this from Chicago Mayor Richard Daley:

"It's a disgrace and [Durbin] is a good friend of mine. But I think it's a
disgrace to say that any man or woman in the military acts like
[Nazis] or that a report is like that," Daley said. "You go and talk to
some victims of the Holocaust, and they will tell you horror
stories and there are not horror stories like that in Guantanamo Bay."
(Full article here: http://www.suntimes.com/output/sweet/cst-edt-sweet23.html)

I was also forwarded this email from a Texas Democrat to Dick Durbin:

"Dick, your recent comments relating Americans at Guantanamo
Bay to murderous, totalitarian regimes were truly disgraceful. You
should resign, buddy, before you take the entire Democratic Party
down with you."
Doug McLeod – Galveston, Texas,
former U.S. Marine, Texas State Legislator (Democrat), and lawyer

From the GOP side, we have this from Illinois Republican Party Chairman Andy McKenna:

"Supporting our troops is not a partisan issue, and we should all
come together with one voice to defend our military when
someone like Senator Durbin makes these kinds
of unfortunate statements.

There is absolutely no basis for comparing U.S. soldiers to the likes
of Nazis. Our troops are fighting a global war on terror to preserve
and protect democracy, just as past generations of American soldiers
battled fascists and communists to defeat totalitarianism. Their
heroism and patriotism deserve our heart-felt thanks and
appreciation, and not the cruel and demeaning criticism offered by
Senator Durbin."

That's about all I have to say, unless something new strikes me.

Dick Durbin: Wrong about Guantanamo.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Durbin's comments.

I will add more to this post and will revise it. There are many good quotes re: Durbin's comparing of US troops to Nazis, Communists, etc. I'll have to sort through all those comments, and put up the ones I like.

But I'll say this for the moment: Many people reacted to Durbin's comments with shock and outrage. I didn't. Well, sure, I was disgusted and angry. But I certainly wasn't surprised. What I am surprised about is how long it's taken people to realize what a dick Durbin really is.

You see, Durbin's been saying moronic things for years. I'm actually glad he finally said something outlandish enough to get people's attention. Now, hopefully the media will follow Durbin's speeches more carefully and will highlight his dumber remarks. The voters of this state have the right to know what their senator truly believes.

More to come...

Dick Durbin: Wrong about our troops.

Monday, June 20, 2005


I've been asked a few times now if, since the school year is over, the Students Against Dick Durbin blog will cease being updated. My answer: No! I will be updating periodically throughout the summer. How could I not comment on the stupid things Durbin has been saying?!?

I will give my own thoughts on Durbin's latest moronic remarks before week's end, and will see what others are saying, as well.

"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."
--Sen. Dick Durbin

Thursday, June 02, 2005


Dick Durbin is so wrong on matters of homeland security it's scary.

In 2003, Dick Durbin "earned" a rating of 100% from SANE. What is SANE? SANE is a liberal activist group that advocates nuclear disarmament and cutting the military budget...

More to come...