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Reader comment on item: Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters
in response to reader comment: Malkin's Hypocrisy

Submitted by donvan (United States), May 30, 2007 at 16:23

Lincoln suspended the Constitutional protection of habeus corpus during the Civil war. The nation must survive if the Constitution is to survive. The interment of Japanese Americans was unfair,unkind,unjust and an extreme measure, but given the circumstances understandable. Remember, the US was expecting an invasion post Pearl Harbor.

Had the Japanese invaded, the well being of the Japanese Americans could have been much worse. Interment camps may again be used if the Islamics attack with WMD'S, and Americans would support such a move. It is naive to expect a nation to see a "clear and present danger" , and do nothing to try to protect itself. The German-Americans and Italian-Americans were not put in camps because they were not seen as monolithic, rightly or wrongly. If we need to have prison camps for Muhammedians because they are also monolithic in their determination to destroy the US, so be it.

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