Monday, June 20, 2005

Just What Went on in the Hanoi Hilton?

Back from a fresh round of cable modem downtime, let's see what's been happening.

Senator Richard Durbin ( claimed that our Guantanimo Bay POW camp was reminiscent of Nazi and Soviet death camps. Uh-huh. I don't think that even needs comment.

But Senator John McCain (D-Belguim), speaking on Tim Russert's show yesterday, said that we need to have the moral high ground:

We will not have as high a moral ground the next time we are in a conflict and Americans should become prisoners of war,'' he warned. "And it worries me, it keeps me awake at night. It really does.''

I'm worried too. Worried about all those great late-night Hanoi philosophical debates we've missed. Apparently, Senator McCain had endless discussions with Nguyen and Tran Anh about the moral significance of having his shoulders pulled out of their sockets. I'm sure their discussions of Nietzsche were powerful. Nguyen is rumored to have studied philosophy at Leipzig.

Meanwhile, Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) noted that it was all just a trick by the Republicans to draw attention away from the issue. The problem with a 3-ring circus is that you never know which ring to watch. If you're not careful, you might miss something important. Like McCain's PhD in philosophy.