So, the Senate Democrats are now talking about a “no confidence” symbolic vote in the Senate. Now they are demanding Bush come up with a plan the Democrats like better. The best bit is from Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois:
“We’re going to stand by our soldiers, but we’re not going to stand by a failed policy that exposes more of our soldiers to death and suffering,” said Sen. Richard Durbin (news, bio, voting record) of Illinois, rebutting charges that the war’s critics may be undermining the morale or even the safety of U.S. forces.
So, let’s drag out the Dick Durbin quote o’ shame!
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.
So, excuse me if I doubt Dick Durbin’s sincerity on the issue of our soldiers’ “death and suffering”.
And what about “Dirty Harry” Reid? Do we feel lucky enough to quote him? Sure!
“This is all a game to divert attention from the fact that we have before us now an issue that the American people want us to address,” Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said on the Senate floor
And guess what, Harry? The President has addressed it! What’s your counterproposal? Ban him from the PuffingTons Host?