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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Dick Durbin - Bring the Terrorists Home

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) formerly claimed U.S. soldiers at Guantanamo Bay were comparable to "Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings."
However now Mr. Durbin, upon a visit to the prison, feels that detainees are being treated humanely and in accordance with U.S. and international law, but the symbolism of the prison as a center of "heavy-handed" U.S. treatment of captives outweighs its value as a detention facility.
Forget detention and security, to Durbin it's all about symbolism and how the world views the United States, not terrorists. The detainees have not only killed U.S. soldiers but have killed thousands of innocent civilians around the world.
At least a dozen detainees that have been released returned to the battle field to kill again. Many have home countries who won't accept them because they are a threat to society.
Durbin has provided a solution. Move the detainees to the Continental U.S. and close down Guantanamo Bay. Why? Because the prison has become a "negative symbol." Although it has been given a clean bill of health, including on the matter of torture, Durbin enjoys claiming torture still exists. Durbin finds Guantanamo Bay, "bleak and barren and hotter than the hinges of hell." Did the Senator expect to find swimming pools and shuffle board?
Durbin, in typical Liberal fashion, does not come up with a solution. Maybe he should consult with Chicago's Mayor Daley on building an addition to the Cook County Illinois Jail so we can transfer detainees there. Think the honorable Mayor would agree?
Click here to send an e-mail to Senator Durbin and let him know housing terrorists in the continental United States is not a option.

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