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Submitted by Brendan O'Leary (United States), Aug 16, 2007 at 00:21

Thank goodness that there are hardly any people like yourself on bainbridge island. To attempt to connect Prisoner of War camps with our internment camps is shady business, as we imprisoned AMERICAN citizens, not soldiers. The percentages of American deaths in the POW camps are scary. My grandfather was in a Japanese POW camp, and I am thankful he made it back alive. However, those percentages have nothing to do with the internment camps. He, however, protested the Japanese internment, which I am also thankful for. Mr. Medley, you truly are a dying breed of American. You should check out the Japanese Memorial at Eagle Harbor. It has been named "Nidoto Nai Yoni" (let it not happen again).

"To destroy war, destroy patriotism."

-Leo Tolstoy

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