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Senator Durbin's Comments

Location: Washington, DC

SENATOR DURBIN'S COMMENTS -- (House of Representatives - June 20, 2005)

(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, last week Senator Durbin compared American soldiers to Nazis, to the Soviets in the Gulags, and to Pol Pot.

These comments were the latest in a series of leftist attacks on our war against the terror in the Middle East and on our hard-line approach to terrorism here at home.

I want to assure my constituents that neither my party nor I believe America is what is wrong with this world. And no one should think for a minute, not even for a second, that we are in the wrong here. I have been to Iraq and to Afghanistan, and this political tactic sickens me.

If one wants to criticize our policies, fine. If one wants to call for withdrawal, that is just fine. But characterizing the actions of our Armed Forces as Nazi-like is reprehensible.

And to our Armed Forces and their wonderful families, I just want to say ``thank you.'' They are making a difference, and most of us are standing with them 100 percent of the time.

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