Carol Platt Liebau: Durbin Isn't Sorry -- He's Speaking for the Left

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Durbin Isn't Sorry -- He's Speaking for the Left

Nope. Durbin's not sorry. Not one bit.

He's actually speaking up for his leftist constituency. And yes, these people really do believe that America's the problem.

Exhibit 1: The following exchange took place tonight between Bob Costas (sitting in for Larry King) and Vanessa Redgrave:

Costas: "Even given mistakes or perceived mistakes of American policy, what is the greater evil in the world: America and its policies, or America's enemies?"

Redgrave: "It's an important question. One of our most respected judges and highest up on our judicial system said that laws which detain indefinitely . . . are a greater evil than terrorism and I feel the same."

The total lack of any moral perspective is staggering. Holding people who would slit your, mine and our childrens' throats, or drop a nuclear bomb on Manhattan, is worse than actually slitting throats or dropping bombs? What kind of moral idiots are these people?

And as for "laws which detain indefinitely" -- well, give me a break. None of the detainees are subject to the Geneva Conventions, which were specifically put in place to protect civilians by clarifying that they were not a legitimate focus for military action. People who act like soldiers while dressed as civilians abjure all protection of the Geneva Conventions.

And although Vanessa Redgrave may be too wilfully blind or too ignorant to recognize it, there have actually been administrative hearings for many of the detainees at Guantanamo. Some have been released; some have been released and then recaptured because they returned to the field to fight against our soldiers.

Frankly, if holding all these suspects (who are, again, NOT protected by the Geneva Conventions) saves the life of even one American soldier, I'm all for it.


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