That was then; Dick Durbin is now.
Can there be a clearer example of anti-Americanism than his outrageous slander of the American military last week? His associating Gitmo terrorist interrogation tactics to the slaughter of millions of innocent men, women, and children was intentional, with Durbin's intention being the draining of support for the War on Terror here at home as well as the bolstering of opposition abroad.
That folks, is unpatriotic.
I'll give syndicated columnist Mark Steyn the final word on this shameful incident, knowing full well that it won't be the final word on the efforts of the Democratic party to undermine the efforts of the United States of America.
When it looks like a duck and ...
By Mark Steyn
This isn't a Republican versus Democrat thing; it's about senior Democrats who are so over-invested in their hatred of a passing administration that they've signed on to the nuttiest slurs of the lunatic fringe.
It would be heartening to think Mr. Durbin will himself now be subjected to some serious torture. Not real torture, of course; I don't mean using Pol Pot techniques and playing the Celine Dion Christmas album really loud to him.
But he should at least be made a little uncomfortable about what he's done -- in a time of war, making an inflammatory libel against his country's military that has no value whatever except to America's enemies. Shame on him, and shame on those fellow senators and Democrats who by their refusal to condemn him endorse his slander. (link)