I’m not in the mood to blog tonight, as should be obvious from my feeble previous post. I don’t know why — it just ain’t there.
I have been in the mood to read and surf, however, so I’ll just poach some goodies off my blogroll.
Rep. John Conyers, as predicted here 10 days ago, will hold one of his patented “fake hearings” on the Downing Street Memo Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. EST. Pay no attention to the fact that the witnesses list is lead by the same lead witness (John Bonifz) who presented at his Ohio vote-rigging “hearing,” or that Conyers will trot out Valerie Plame’s husband, Joseph Wilson, who can regale the “hearing” with tales of yellowcake and book sales. Luckily for Wilson no members of the Senate Intelligence Committee will be present to bitch-slap him again. Given the lack of reporting about his cratered credibility, Wilson probably sounded like a great witness to Conyers.
Now let’s turn to the favorite (and deservedly so) target of the day: Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and his pathetic loss of perspective on Gitmo.
Scott gave me credit for “anticipat[ing] the rabid foaming at the mouth” of Durbin and his partner in defamation Senator Leahy. In fact, however, I never expected that any U.S. Senator would express such absurd sentiments. I didn’t realize that leftist fever swamp extends so profoundly into the Senate.
Just for the record (as if that matters to the left) Rowan Scarborough in the Washington Times reminds us of the following:
Adolf Hitler – About 9 million dead
Soviet gulags – About 2.7 million dead
Pol Pot – About 1.7 million dead
Gitmo – zero dead
Gitmo – five instances of Koran abuse by prison guards
Gitmo-15 instances of Koran abuse by prisoners.
Apparently Dick Durbin doesn’t think much about the Holocaust, the genocide of the Khmer Rouge and Josef Stalin and its victims. Calling the detention center at Guantanamo Bay a death camp is just stupid.
Over 13 million people died in the above mentioned camps throughout the years. The majority of those held in those camps were innocent whereas the vast majority of detainees in Guantanamo were found on the battlefields of Afghanistan. Can Senator Durbin not tell the difference?
In an update, Chad turns his aim to liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas ‘Kos’ Zunigas and his site The Daily Kos (lack of link intentional). Dr. Rusty Shackleford of the Jawa Report comes out guns a-blazin’ at Kos (emphasis in original, and you should consider yourself warned that he really means it).
You, Kos, are a certifiable idiot whose blind partisanship is disgusting and unethical.
Warning: Graphic images follow.
Okay. Let’s take you at your word.
Given the fact that by your own admission that not only is the Global War on Terrorism not over, but we are actually losing this war, why the f*** are you constantly agitating to release enemy combatants so that they may rejoin their allies and kill more of our soldiers and citizens?
Leaving Gitmo, over at Eric’s Grumbles Before the Grave (great banners, by the way), our caped crusader Eric has apparently found an arch-nemesis and has been waging a one-man war. For a moment, he almost seems to lose his edge, but not quite:
I realize that I have gotten a bit personal with some on the left lately and have attacked them directly. If that offends anyone, I’m sorry you’re offended. But I’m not sorry for what I’ve said.
In fact, Eric decides to adapt to the enemy’s tactics (EDIT: I doubt Eric will actually change course; he seems quite happy having actual facts on his side):
Yep, just like the Left, I’m just going to make crap up out of thin air, allege that I have evidence to prove it, promise to tell you at some undetermined date in the future what my evidence is and insist that it’s worth “checking out”.
Fight the good fight, Eric.
Man, I do love my Blogroll so.