Tuesday, June 21, 2005
I've always thought that with our mayor, the good outweighed the bad, at least enough for me to not really care if he isn't ever held accountable for anything. Not anymore:|
CHICAGO Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says Senator Dick Durbin should apologize for comments comparing American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis.As Israeli historian Avi Schlaim has said, "The issue isn't whether or not we are the same as the Nazis, the issue is that we aren't different enough." See Andrew Sullivan for more sanity on this issue. And Mayor Daley? I'm ready to support Jesse Jr. when he runs against you.
Daley says Durbin -- a fellow Democrat -- is a good friend. But he says it's wrong to evoke comparisons to the horrors of the Holocaust or the millions of people killed in Russia under Stalin or in Cambodia under Pol Pot.
And Daley says it's a disgrace to accuse military men and women of such conduct.
Last Friday, Durbin said he regretted any misunderstandings caused by his comments earlier in the week.
He made the comparison after reading an F-B-I agent's report describing detainees at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures.
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