Monday’s shameless plug: Dick Durbin’s controversy reaching drama of Shakespearian proportions

The flap over Dick Durbin’s comments where he compared the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons to the Nazi death camps, Soviet gulags, and Pol Pot’s killing fields, continues to boil. Since it’s boiling already, I decided to crank up the heat a little.

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is called “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s gulag?” It opens with a sonnet that purports to be the Illinois Senator’s Shakespearian description of the situation at Gitmo. Here’s “Dick Durbin’s sonnet 18”:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s gulag?
Thou art more cruel and less temperate:
Rough interrogations, herded by cattle dog,
And summer’s leash, we’ll remember it:

Sometime too hot the eye of Stalin shines,
And Pol Pot’s legacy brightened not dimm’d;
And every Hitler reincarnate forms death lines,
By Bush decree or Halliburton’s course untrimm’d;

But thy eternal torture shall not fade
Nor gain legal representation which thou owest;
The light of truth shines on a price to be paid,
For flushing a Quran, down the toilet it goest:

So long as “unnamed sources” for Newsweek can crow,
Will be exposed this, the torturous prison of Gitmo.

Check out the rest of the column here.

Author: Doug Powers

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