Dutch lawmakers offended by US lawmaker
By DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press Writer Sat Oct 27, 11:54 AM ET
WASHINGTON - Dutch lawmakers who recently visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison said they were offended by a testy exchange in Washington with a senior congressional Democrat.
The lawmakers said that Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told them that "Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay."
[ED- Damn right! About time someone said it! Kudos, sir!]
Lantos, a Holocaust survivor, was responding to arguments that the United States should shut down the prison, located on a U.S. naval base in Cuba, the lawmakers said. Mariko Peters, a member of the Dutch Green Party, who began the exchange with Lantos, said she took notes of the remarks.
[ED- Probably taking notes so she can report this alarming lack of dhimmitude to her future Muslim overlords. Green is the color of Islam and Jihad, after all.]
Before the Guantanamo exchange, the lawmakers had discussed a debate in the Netherlands about whether the country should maintain its 1,600 troops serving in NATO's Afghanistan operations.
"You have to help us, because if it was not for us you would now be a province of Nazi Germany," Lantos said, according to the Dutch lawmakers.
[ED- Or they'd be speaking Russian by now.]
"The comments killed the debate," said Harry van Bommel, a member of the Socialist Party. "It was insulting and counterproductive."
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
PI is happy to declare Rep. Tom Lantos, D-California as our pol of the week. Heck, maybe for the month. And why? Because this man, a Holocaust survivor (you know, that historical thing Muslims say either never happened or wasn't finished like it should have) had the cojones to say what desperately needs to be said to a bunch of spineless no-good two-bit left-wing Muslim-lovin' dhimmi-witted surrender monkeys from the Islamic Republic of Holland...I mean the Netherlands.
This one man, now in the twilight of his memorable career, has more backbone in him than every worthless turd that passes for a politician in Europe nowadays.
If you're offending Socialists and Enviro-wackos, especially from Europe, then you gotta be doing something right.
Our hats at Pedestrian Infidel are off to Tom Lantos. God bless you sir and God bless the United States of America.