Having said that, I'm very disappointed with him over his recent remarks.
First, despite the fact that there was nothing wrong with what Durbin actually said, his comparison was idiotic as any fool would know the response.
In case you haven't read it, here is what Durbin said,
If I read this 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 Ã— Pol Pot or others Ã— that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.Although I never thought I would write these words, go see what Andrew Sullivan had to say.
Second, having said what he did, the idiocy was compounded by his later apology. Having made the comparisons, he must have the balls to stand behind his comments and not back down! Not ever. When called upon to do so, he needed to turn it around on his critics, as --and this really pains me to write -- Andrew Sullivan did.
And finally, he needed to tell Mayor Daley in no uncertain terms to STFU!
Kevin says all of this at the Washington Monthly, but I felt these points needed to be stated a little more forcefully than is Kevin's style.