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Tilting at Windmills

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May 11, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

AMERICAN VALUES....Not content with claiming that global warming is "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe has decided to try to prove once and for all that the modern Republican party is unfit for civilized company:

"I'm probably not the only one up at this table that is more outraged by the outrage than we are by the treatment," the Oklahoma Republican said at a U.S. Senate hearing probing the scandal.

"These prisoners, you know they're not there for traffic violations," Inhofe said. "If they're in cellblock 1-A or 1-B, these prisoners, they're murderers, they're terrorists, they're insurgents. Many of them probably have American blood on their hands and here we're so concerned about the treatment of those individuals."

...."I am also outraged that we have so many humanitarian do-gooders right now crawling all over these prisons looking for human rights violations, while our troops, our heroes are fighting and dying," he said.

As near as I can tell, Inhofe's only regret is that we went too easy on the guys at Abu Ghraib. And the Geneva Convention is for pussies.

I know for a fact that most Republicans find this kind of sentiment abhorrent, so how is it that they're willing to put up with guys like Inhofe as their public faces? When is enough enough?

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