Monday, June 20, 2005

Dick Durbin Needs Sensitivity Training

If a guy tells a female co-worker he thinks she’s good looking, he can be accused of sexual harassment and forced to go to sensitivity training to learn how to properly interact with women.

This sounds like the very least that Sen. Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, should have to do.

Sen. Durbin’s ill-advised and factually incorrect rant about the treatment of enemy combatants held at the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have much broader effects than a tasteless comment to a female co-worker.

Comparing GB to Hitler’s death camps, and the murder and torture of the Pol Pot regime is not just baseless, it is a vicious accusation that slanders the good names of our troops at GB, and equates them with the aforementioned murderous thugs. When the odious and biased Al Jazeera TV pick up irresponsible comments like these from prominent Americans and broadcasts them to the Muslim world, many of whose members have vowed to kill Americans, it cannot fail to further inflame the fanatic radical Muslims who use their “religion” as justification to murder Americans.

Sen. Durbin should attend classes where people who understand exactly how harmful what he is doing is can explain it to him until he understands it. If his recent response to criticism is any indication, it may take a while.

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