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Submitted by Tony (United States), Jan 4, 2005 at 16:31

The internment of Japanese-American citizens during WW2 was a national disgrace and has been subsequently and justifiably condemned. That is why there is "near-universal disapproval" of this policy. The key word is 'citizens'. To try to do the same thing to Muslim-American citizens (there's that word again) would be another national disgrace and prove that we do not learn from our mistakes. Civil liberties in this country are at extreme risk from the far right wing policies of this administration and must be countered at every opportunity. If not, what's to keep tham from coming after other innocent Americans based on whatever popular opinion dictates. That's not the country I want America to become, regardless of Mr. Bush's supposed 'mandate'.
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