Some readers were on target in saying I should have included Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., in my recent column about apologies that were in order. Durbin rightly apologized Tuesday for his false and demeaning rhetoric on the Senate floor comparing U.S. soldiers’ mistreatment of prisoners at Guantanamo to Soviet gulags, Nazis and Pol Pot.
His unfortunate choice of words, however, shouldn’t negate the larger valid point he was trying to make: That Americans shouldn’t countenance the torture techniques used at Guantanamo, or the Bush administration’s abandonment of the Geneva Conventions.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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