The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, July 18, 2005

Things you won't see in the news

After a speech Dick Durbin gave in which he didn't actually compare Guantanamo Bay wardens to Nazis, the GOP and the mainstream media ran the story for all it was worth. And the premise was, naturally, that Durbin did compare them to Nazis.

But there've been plenty of instances of prominent Republicans hauling out the Nazi ploy. In fact, it just happened again--

[New Jersey GOP] Congressman Frank LoBiondo apologized for suggesting that Guantanamo Bay detainees were worse than Adolf Hitler because the Nazi dictator "sort of had a political rationale about what he was doing."

The New Jersey Republican made the remark on a radio talk show this past week, describing his recent visit to the Naval Base in Cuba. Muslim terrorists, he said, were more evil than Hitler.

"Hitler, in his philosophy, was, you know, he hated Jews, he was murdering Jews, and there were some people he liked. But he never went to the level that these people are going to," LoBiondo said.

Hey, at least he's sorry....