Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Star & Sickle becomes irrelevant

I know many have declared the S&S’s irrelevancy long ago. Myself included – if not in so many words.

But today’s lead editorial proves, once and for all, that the pointy-headed elitists on the editorial board have a worldview that can only be appreciated by the most strident anti-American Lefties.

If I didn’t say that clear enough, let me spell it out for you: The sanctimonious jerks inhabiting the editorial board of the state’s largest daily are America-haters to the core.

By now the world knows what the ignoramus senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin, said regarding Gitmo and it’s equivalence to Nazi death camps, gulags and Pol Pot’s killing fields.

By now the world also knows that Dick Durbin is an idiot for making such a reckless comparison and for his ham-handed non-apology.

But, while Dick is saying he’s been misunderstood, the S&S is encouraging him to stand by his words. To affirm his position that the United States of America is no better than Hitler, Pol Pot and Stalin.

How can they be filled with so much hatred for W, that they loose all perspective, all sense of proportion. In their world, someone convicted of assault is the moral equivalent of a serial killer. It’s a logically bankrupt perspective, to be sure, but one that is popular with anti-Americans.

A few excerpts (and comments), if I may:

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., set off a firestorm last week when he compared U.S. treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo to practices employed by Nazis, Soviets, Pol Pot and their ilk. [Damn right he set off a firestorm, he took a demonstrably false comparison to the floor of the Senate and spewed his venom for the world – enemies included – to hear]

Durbin apologized if his remarks had been "misunderstood." They weren't, and Durbin should not have apologized. [Stick to your guns, Dick. Keep handing the Islamofascist dirtbag pigs ammunition they can use to rile the faithful and recruit homicide bombers]

Durbin was spot on in his assessment of Guantanamo. [Hey, assholes, have you ever actually spoken to a survivor of the Nazi camps or read anything about Stalin’s murderous reign or Pol Pot’s penchant for the systematic torture and murder of innocent people?] That's why he was so roundly attacked. He told the truth. And his message is of vital importance; the United States is better than this. [First, he lied. Second, yes, we are better which is why allegations of abuse are investigated and prosecuted. But you, in your visceral hatred for our President and his policies neglect to mention that.]

The right would prefer to get into a senseless argument about whether "we" are better than the Nazis or Saddam Hussein or the Soviets or Pol Pot or whomever a critic of Guantanamo might raise as a comparison. [Senseless argument? When a sitting senator invokes the names for the most murderous regimes of the 20th century and compares them to the United States of America, there is nothing senseless about the argument. In fact there is no argument. We are better.]

The senator should stop apologizing and keep up the criticism of the hellhole America's military has created at Guantanamo. [You have no idea what a hellhole is and to continue this course of argument demeans the memories of those who lived and died under Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam, and in the September 11 attacks.]

I would love to stick your collective asses on the 90th floor of a burning building and see if you think it compares to being shackled in the fetal position. I wonder if living in a cell at over 100 degrees is comparable to having a 2000 degree fire burn just a few floors below. How about the decision to burn to death versus jumping 90 floors to your death and telling the interrogator what they want to know versus being forced to listen to rap music.

The pointy-headed elitists at the S&S and the rest of the America-hating Left are sick and depraved to believe that what is happening at Gitmo is in any way comparable to Nazi death camps, Stalin’s gulags or Pol Pot’s killing fields.

Now I’m really going to tweak you: Durbin should be more than censured. He should be drummed out of any leadership role in the Senate (ala Trent Lott) and, if I had my way, forced to resign his seat.

What this man said is irresponsible and dangerous. It’s one thing when the long-haired hippies marched and chanted anti-American slogans during Vietnam. But when a Senator takes to the floor and makes these asinine comparisons, he’s handing the enemy sound bites that will last for years.

It is the equivalent of shouting “fire” in a crowded theater and should be handled as such.

Goodbye Star & Sickle.

See you in the checkout line at Cub, with the rest of the tabloids.

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