[Marxism] The Democratic Party civil liberties hall of fame
intnsred at socialismonline.us
Tue Nov 2 10:33:15 MST 2004
> This is a shrewd observation. If 9/11 is supposed to be a latter-day
> version of Pearl Harbor, then George W. Bush is far more respectful of
> constitutional rights than FDR, who is supposedly the incarnation of
> liberal values. If Bush was more like FDR, he would have rounded up
> Arab-Americans *as a group* and put them into concentration camps.
That's a weak analogy. While I don't want to defend FDR's actions, he was
faced with a distinct threat by another country. Japan was a powerful state.
That is distinctly different threat compared to Al Queda.
Plus, Bush didn't have to put Arab-Americans into concentration camps --
the INS prisons were enough to hold the ones rounded up. :-(
While we sit comfortably using our computers, soldiers paid for with our taxes
are killing and torturing innocent people half a world away in order to open
their country to US corporations and steal their oil; we have blood on our
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