Maybe you need to be a history buff to appreciate how offensive Durbin was. Mayor Daley knows, and he's decent enough to feel outrage.
The mayor said he is a history buff and that Durbin was wrong to evoke comparisons to the horrors of the Holocaust or the millions of people killed in Russia under Stalin and in Cambodia under Pol Pot. He became angry when a reporter said he thought Durbin's remarks were being mischaracterized.
"If you really believe that those men and women in Guantanamo Bay are Nazis, you better rethink what America is all about," Daley said. "... You go and talk to some victims of the Holocaust and they will tell you horror stories. And there are not horror stories like that at Guantanamo Bay."