Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Silence from Democrat Senators

I wrote my two Democrat Senators (Mikulski and Sarbanes (MD))by e-mail last week, requesting that they distance themselves from the remarks of Richard Durbin which slandered our military.

To date, no response and not an inch of distance from Durbin. I'm having a hard time believing that these people disagree.

Does their irrational and pathological loathing of the Bush Administration go so deep and wide that it's worth perpetuating a slander against the military in order to get an emotionally satisfying venting of their spleens?

I'm sure I'll get a letter that will say that they disagree with administration policy on the Guantanamo prisoners, torture, and the conduct of the war on terror, and that the Bush Administration is alienating us from the people of the Middle East, presumably because they identify with al Qaida terrorists and wish to see them treated properly. Which is outrageous.

I'll post any responses once I get them. Other bloggers should write Frist to tell him to push for censure, to their Republican Senators to push Frist, and to their Democrat Senators to distance themselves from Durbin. Let's see how they all respond. Post their responses.

Diplomatic answers to these fairly serious questions should not be accepted. This is a very real problem in the midst of fighting a very real war where the enemy slips past our borders to commit acts of catastrophic sabotage on civilian and government assets. This is life and death. Our lives and avoiding our deaths. It would be encouraging if our legislators were on the same page as we are, and instructive if they are not.

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Blogger Terry G. said...

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3:37 PM  
Blogger Terry G. said...

Durbin: "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."

Not sure how this quote can be described as slanderous. Looks like Durbin is interested in getting the US military's good name back.

Does the treatment described at Guatanamo resemble anything humane?

Are you offended by this question or the answer to it?

Got here via two jumps from Bull Moose, no less.

3:44 PM  

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