December 6, 2005
JOHN F KERRY D-MASS:
"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs."
SEN. DICK DURBIN-D. ILL:
If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have happened by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.
SEN. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
July 13, 2008--San Diego
The system isn’t working when 12 million people are living in hiding, and hundreds of thousands are crossing our borders illegally each year; when companies hire undocumented immigrants instead of legal citizens to avoid paying overtime or avoid unionization or exploiting those workers; when communities are terrorized by ICE immigration raids – when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing, when people are detained without access to legal counsel. When all that’s happening, the system just isn’t working