Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Senator Dick "Dumbass" Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) made a complete ass of himself last night during a debate on the Energy Bill -- and he did it on the Senate floor and therefore in the congressional record. During a debate of the Energy Bill, he managed to bring up the Guantanamo Bay "torture" issue. And this is what Durbin thinks is torture:

On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. ..... On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.
But he didn't stop there. He just had to continue and not only make a complete and utter fool of himself, but insult the United States, past victims of Nazi and Communist atrocities and the American military.

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.
Can you believe this? He equates having no air conditioning and crappy music to victims of the Holocaust, the Soviet gulags and the mass murder of Cambodians! Man, does this guy need a reality check.

I am so glad this ignorant dumbass does represent me, but if he did I would be looking into impeachment possibilities. What a disgrace to Illinois, the United States and humanity in general.