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  •  That was then, this is now (none)
    You have a point about Durbin's prior speeches. However, the groundwork has now been laid, thanks in some part to Amnesty Int'l (who, by the way, made the gulag comparison in their press release, not in the body of the report, which made sure it got the press' attention), thanks also to the DSM and to the gradual, slow and much belated awakening of the MSM and the public.

    Against that background, I suggest that Durbin's reading of the FBI report would have caught the attention of the press, and forced the WH to attack him, even without the Hitler/Stalin comparison. As it is, the WH was able to turn the story (for the moment) away from the fact this was an FBI report and focus instead on the comparison. Now whenever a reporter brings this up to McClellan, he can use that as a way of dodging the question. Not that wouldn't find some other way, but why help him look less ridiculous than we have to?

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