Thursday, June 30, 2005

For 5 months 'I stayed in the box'

Senator Durbin and his apologists should read this op-ed from the Washington Times by James H. Warner. If that's too hard, they should have it read to them. This piece was written especially for Sen. Durbin.
As a Marine Corps officer, I spent five years and five months in a prisoner of war camp in North Vietnam. I believe this gives me a benchmark against which to measure the treatment which Sen. Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, complained of at the Camp of Detention for Islamo-fascists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The senator's argument is silly. If he believes what he has said his judgment is so poor that his countrymen, assuming, of course, that he considers us his countrymen, have no reason not to dismiss him as a witless boob. On the other hand, if he does not believe what he said, the other members of the Senate may wish to consider censure.
Consider nutrition. I have severe peripheral neuropathy in both legs as a residual of beriberi. I am fortunate. Some of my comrades suffer partial blindness or ischemic heart disease as a result of beriberi, a degenerate disease of peripheral nerves caused by a lack of thiamin, vitamin B-1. It is easily treated but is extremely painful.
Read the whole thing.

Moral equivalence being what it is these days on the left, torture commited by communists against Americans might not count. What about it, Senator Durbin?

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At 5:57 PM, Blogger Rancher said...

You make your point that you mentioned on my blog, this is something that just doesn't get covered. Of course Durbin's remarks didn't get covered until the Blogstorm hit.


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