Thursday, June 16, 2005

Serious news with not-serious personal consequences

Hey, gals,

I read this very serious news report and couldn't help but laugh. I think Pol Pot may be hitting the big time for cultural consciousness. He's in the news:

Durban Defends Guantanamo ‘Nazi’ Comments
Dick Durbin, the number 2 Democrat in the Senate, is under fire for comments he made earlier this week on the Senate floor blasting the conduct of US forces at Guantanamo. Durbin quoted from an FBI agent's report describing prisoners being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures. He said "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." Republicans have called on Durbin to apologize for the comments but last night Durbin released a statement saying "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."

I don't know if this means we'll be MORE likely to be called Pol Pot for being planners, since he'll be on everyone's mind, or LESS likely, since maybe now more people will actually understand the seriousness of the charge.

Drunken debate may never be the same!


Blogger marjorie said...

You should send that to you know who!

4:53 PM  

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