Thursday, June 16, 2005

Durbin: US Army = Nazis and Pol Pot

The Guantanamo garbage continues. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) compares US troops at Gitmo to Nazis for:

Durbin read an FBI report into the record that contained this:

On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they urinated or defecated on themselves, and had been left there for 18-24 hours or more. 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.

Durbin 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. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.

Frankly denial of toilet facilities and uncomfortably hot or cold conditions are not nearly comparable to what these scum have and would do to Americans and ordinary Iraqis when given the chance. Nice job, DICK.

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