The coordinated attack on Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has been sprung, and now it's the White House's turn to pretend they're upset.
Durbin, as you'll recall, had the temerity to suggest that the torture of innocents in violation of international and US law at the hands OF OUR OWN MILITARY, might, just might, be something Americans should have a problem with. That debasing the reptutation of our own soldiers, that putting our soldiers at risk of trial and jail for violating US and international law governing torture, just might be something that Americans should be outraged about.
(And it turns out Durbin was right. See what ABC News discovered last night.)
So of course, the White House and the coordinated right-wing attack machine kicks in and feigns outrage - outrage I tell you! - about how dare a US Senator TELL THE TRUTH!
You'll remember, perhaps, when I testified before the US House a few weeks ago. I said at the time that the GOP's favorite tactic is to take take something a critic says that is true, and damning, then blow up in that critic's face BECAUSE HE SAID THE TRUTH.
Well, our slumber is over. We're not going to sit back and let these un-American, law-breaking, torture-enabling criminals in the White House and the right-wing noise machine defend an outright violation of the law, defend the torture of innocents, and think that we're going to sit back and shrink like a violet.
Why do Republicans want our soldiers to break the law and go to jail?
Let me give you a flavor of the actions the White House, FOX News, and the Republican noise machine are today defending at Guantanamo Bay:
On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night.Nah, doesn't sound like Nazi Germany at all. Stalinist Russia, perhaps. The Khmer Rouge. Rwanda. Mussolini. Caligula. Sure. But Nazis?
How dare you suggest a democracy hold its military acountable to the law?! What do think this is, America?
Call Senator Durbin and tell him we're with him, and to keep on holding these bastards accountable:
Web Form: durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm