Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

"If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the census bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations, at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps."

Michele Bachmann

Japanese Americans were placed into interment camps because of President Roosevelt's xenophobic paranoia. Bachmann's own xenophobia allows her to continue supporting the holding unprosecuted detainess in Guantanamo Bay. 540 detainees have been released. Many were captured by Afghan warlords and sold to the CIA. There are accounts of warlords capturing innocent men to collect bounties. Bachmann's and other Republicans' ears are offended at hearing such information.

Bachmann terrorism stance is merely posturing. She quickly goes into panic mode, at the thought of detainees living in her state.

"It is simply irresponsible to shut down a facility that houses known terrorists and transfer them to our neighborhoods," said Congresswoman Bachmann. "While I understand the interest of the White House in making this well-orchestrated PR move, these are very dangerous terrorists and they must be treated as such. To transfer them anywhere near Minnesota residents - or any American citizen for that matter, is a risk we cannot afford to take."

Bachmann wants national security without sacrifice. Ramzi Ahmed Yousef and Timothy McVeigh were held at the ADX Florence supermax prison in Colorado. No prisoner ever escaped. Gitmo detainees would not go to Minnesota because the state has no supermax facility. Bachmann's fear is irrational. Bachmann never let a silly thing, such as logic, interfere with lawmaking.


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