SENATOR DICK DURBIN COMPARES U.S. TROOPS TO NAZIS, STALINISTS, AND POL POT
What was he thinking? Especially after the heavy shots Amnesty took for making similar comparisons (great editorial by Anne Applebaum, who wrote "Gulag: A History" and won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-Fiction for it). Durbin's staff must have missed the internal memo by the Democratic message machine to back off the Gulag, Nazi, and Communist comparisons. Yo! Check your faxes and emails again!
Actually, thinking about it some more, I'm guessing Amnesty must have recently signed into George Soros's attempt to centralize the left's message against the Bush administration. Obviously some wires are getting crossed. :)
Anyway, Hugh Hewitt brings up a good point (and others)... why isn't this being covered by MSM?
Power Line has more on the Senate Democrats' Whip (second in leadership):
We give Durbin failing grades in attention, conduct, intelligence, knowledge, candor, logic, manners, loyalty and decency. He has put his manifold defects on display before an appreciative worldwide audience.
As the Senate Democrats' whip, his voice is his party's. No Senate Democrat has condemned him, the infantile leftists at the heart of his party support him, and he has given renewed prominence to the malady that should at least for a while be dubbed in his honor Durbin's Disorder. (full post)