Enemy America

Nothing says I love you like another reference to a Soviet gulag. This is outrageous! Scandalous! The Soviets were anti-fascists. How can Durbin compare this evil Bush administration to the Soviets whose only crime was outlawing private enterprise and enacting lasting campaign finance reform?

The one thing Dick Durbin has going for him is that the left has a long history of supporting the enemies of America. Soviet fellow travelers felt they had a duty to betray this capitalist, racist, sexist, imperialist and oppressive regime in order to bring about a better tomorrow. Today's left certainly has no fewer fellow travelers, perhaps there are even more.

All I can say is thank god John Kerry is not our President today.

"We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance," the article states as the Massachusetts senator's reply.

"As a former law enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life."

There you have it. The reason Kerry lost the election. What a blunder. Not only did he redefine his position on the War on Terror but he also intrinsically linked it with the quintessential soft-on-crime liberalism of recent history. Where murderers get off on technicalities, and child molesters are set free, because in one juror's words, "Michael Jackson may have molested boys but not necessarily the 13-year old accuser".

Can you imagine the trial of Mohammed Atta, if we had caught him before he killed 3,000 people?

KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait's first Guantanamo returnee, who was injured during the US-led war on the former Taleban regime in Afghanistan, claimed Wednesday he was subjected to psychological torture at the US detention camp in Cuba. Khaleej Times

This is what the left is peddling today. "Well, he may have been an armed Al Qaeda member shooting at US soldiers, but that doesn't make him guilty of terrorism." Is this really what the left has descended to? Defending the enemies of America? Demanding that enemy combatants recieve their full rights as US citizens?

But I guess he was just being honest. I'm sure Dick Durbin is just being honest too. He probably really believes that GW Bush, the merciful and compassionate, is an American Hitler, or Stalin. That perhaps all these well-meaning young men being held at Gitmo were swept up in a 'Nazi style' round up and put onto railcars going to Cuba.

He has denied the charges and claimed that he went to Afghanistan as a relief worker and that he does not know how to use arms. Khaleej Times

When you look at the beliefs of the left on war and on law enforcement you've got to wonder whom they think the real enemy is. They are in fact exposing a dark hypocrisy. Far from being tough on terror, the left wants to treat terrorists as they want to treat any other murderer, child molester, or rapist. Most criminals are just misguided after all. Made that way by our present corrupt society. By the horrible ravages of capitalist induced poverty. They are no doubt victims of society (the United States) who didn't receive the proper nurture and education when they were young. Or more likely were forced into criminality and terrorism by the policies of the US gov'mint. (Why do they hate us?)

How else to explain the Free Mumia Movement? Dick Durbin is really just echoing the thoughts of progressives like Noam Chomsky.

If George Bush were to be judged by the standards of the Nuremberg Tribunals, he'd be hanged. So too, mind you, would every single American President since the end of the second world war, including Jimmy Carter. Noam Chomsky.

Torture at Gitmo?

Guards mishandling the Koran? Pardon me, but who the fudge said they could even have Korans? Not only that but guards have to handle these guys with kid gloves, literally.

The call to prayer is sung in Arabic over the loud speaker 5 times a day. If I were a guard I'd sue. Surely this is a separation of church and state issue. Federal employees shouldn't have religion shoved down their throats like that. Imagine being forced to listen to Jimmy Swaggart all day long as a Federal employee. Someone call the ACLU.

Suggestive sexual behavior used as an interrogation technique? I should be so lucky.

Torture? Like kept from sleeping. Food not to their liking?

I will entertain arguments on how this may touch the torture threshold.

"It was more of a psychological than physical torture. In the beginning, they prevented us from sleeping. They gave us little food and they charged me with being a member of Al Qaeda," Nasser Najr al-Mutairi told AFP outside a Kuwaiti court. Khaleej Times

The utter joy and fervency with which the left believes every word uttered of Al Qaeda members that we've released leaves me wondering about the phrase, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."

Looking frail and weak, Mutairi still has his left foot and ankle in bandage because of wounds he received during US raids on northern Afghanistan in late 2001.

"Fighters loyal to (Afghan warlord Abdulrasheed) Dustum shot at us randomly while US warplanes pounded us... I was hit in the back, on my left foot and lost a toe in the attack," he said. Khaleej Times

Just innocently minding his own business, when along came the evil empire intent on calling him a member of Al Qaeda. Mutairi should call a lawyer; I'm sure he has a case.

If anything, Guantanamo looks like the safest place an Al Qaeda combatant might find themselves after being caught trying to kill American soldiers. How many of these 'presumed innocent' have died from this torture at Guantanamo? WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU. YOU'LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP. None? 0? Zilch? Zip? Nada? Quite a failure as a gulag wouldn't you say?

They just don't make death camps like they used to.

Posted by Eric Simonson at June 18, 2005 3:11 AM