WASHINGTON -AP-  Dutch lawmakers who recently visited the said they were offended by a testy exchange in Washington with a senior congressional Democrat.
The lawmakers said that, D-Calif., chairman of the , told them that “ was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay.”
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, 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.
“It was a diplomatically strange situation,” Peters said. “The mere suggestion that the United States could be compared with Nazi Germany is so flawed.”
Hey, Tom; When even the Red Greens don’t buy the “Bush is Hitler” subtext, maybe it’s time for you to drop it, huh?