Sunday, July 17, 2005

Congressman Apologizes for Hitler Remark - Yahoo! News

Congressman Apologizes for Hitler Remark - Yahoo! News: "
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.

A caller objected to the statement only a few minutes later.

'You're right. You're right. I was wrong. I should not have used that and I apologize,' LoBiondo responded."

Sounds like excessive use of the word Nazi, wasn't the only, or most important reason this statement was stupid. He clearly doesn't believe in the concept of "innocent until proven guilty". He just states outright that the suspects are terrorists. It has already been shown numerous times that many of the detainees at Guantanamo were found innocent and released. It has been shown in numerous articles that many of the current detainees are probably innocent, but they are not being given trials, let alone fair trials. Torture can make people confess to things they didn't do. This is why the constitution guarantees the right to a fair and speedy trial, and the right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. In Congressmen LoBiondo's head such Constitutional principles are unimportant when we are dealing with Arabs! Excessive metaphor usage, is not that league!

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