Richard Cohen will surely endure the wrath of Hugh for failing to be hysterical over Dick Durbin's thoughtcrime. Cohen writes, "[Durbin] was right, although not necessarily politically prudent or elegant, when he said that if you did not know these descriptions came from an FBI agent, you 'would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime . . . that had no concern for human beings.' I certainly might have thought so -- although, in general, these regimes were capable of far worse than that, and Durbin should not have said 'most certainly.' A 'possibly' would have done just fine."
Hewitt has already called Andrew Sullivan hysterical. He should know.