This is another cartoon you'll find in our new book, Black & White World III, which can still be ordered online in time for the holidays through Cox & Forkum, The Steyn Store, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. The cartoon was originally posted on June 17, 2005.
[Sen. Patrick] Leahy also revealed that Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., will chair a new subcommittee on human rights. The new panel's agenda will include overseeing legislation on torture and detainee treatment.
Here's what Durbin said back in June that inspired the cartoon:
"If I read this [FBI report] to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, 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," Durbin said.
The AP later reported Durbin's tearful non-retraction:
Under fire from Republicans and some fellow Democrats, Sen. Dick Durbin apologized Tuesday for comparing American interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to Nazis and other historically infamous figures.
"Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line," the Illinois Democrat said. "To them I extend my heartfelt apologies."
His voice quaking and tears welling in his eyes, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate also apologized to any soldiers who felt insulted by his remarks.
"They're the best. I never, ever intended any disrespect for them," he said.
Posted by Forkum at December 13, 2006 07:00 PM