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Submitted by Menahem Dunsky (Canada), Dec 28, 2004 at 09:48

Israelis and Jews alike suffer from historical revisionism, And so it is about the subject of Japanese Internment during World War Two, when all of the bleeding hearts, and left wingers have their say.

Miss Malkin is quite correct when she writes:

"Politically motivated revisionism deflects attention from genuinely unjust policies. For Congress to have passed laws in the 19th Century that persons of Asian descent could be barred admission or denied citizenship, was a racist concept whose demise was contained in its own rotten core. But once the United States found itself at war with Japan, there was no viable option but to designate noncitizens of Japanese, German and Italian heritage as "enemy aliens."

"The attempt to portray events as worse than they were is morally indefensible. And not only because it unfairly casts aspersions on good and decent people faced with enormous leadership responsibilities at a moment of national crisis, it sabotages our sense of national unity and purpose by spawning distrust along the nation's ethnic groups."
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