Durbin's Gulag

November 7th, 2005...the date that I originally posted this cartoon. The press was up in arms, and so too were the Republicans over the words spoken by Senator Richard Durbin, he said:
"You would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings."
It was damn near impossible to watch a news program on any of the 24 hour networks without having to suffer through the bloviating Republicans who sought to shame Senator Durbin and the Democrats in both the house and senate.

So why did I repost the Durbin cartoon you ask...well you see it was this article I was reading over at The Raw Story. Well needless to say it reminded me of what transpired when Durbin spoke out against this administration.
POLAND -- The CIA operated an interrogation and short-term detention facility for suspected terrorists within a Polish intelligence training school with the explicit approval of British and US authorities, according to British and Polish intelligence officials familiar with the arrangements.

Intelligence officials identify the site as a component of a Polish intelligence training school outside the northern Polish village of Stare Kiejkuty. While previously suspected, the facility has never been conclusively identified as being part of the CIA's secret rendition and detention program.


According to a confidential British intelligence memo shown to RAW STORY, Prime Minister Tony Blair told Poland's then-Prime Minister Leszek Miller to keep the information secret, even from his own government.

Sadly this event, like so many others has disappeared down the memory hole. Care to comment?

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