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  •  is "balanced approach to torture" (6+ / 0-)

    like a balanced approach to concentration camps?  This should be snark but I have heard too many defenses of the internment camps for Japanese Americans which begin with the observation that they were not death camps such as the Germans and Soviets ran and then concludes that sometimes it is necessary for a government to intern large segments of a potentially hostile population it is unable to deport.

    •  I only wish it was snark but I am afraid (2+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD, Chacounne

      the "balanced approach to torture" idea is all too real.  Hell, 24 was pure fiction and yet the commander of West Point had to get Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer) to set the recruits straight so what do you think Zero Dark Thirty will do if it even turned Jon Stewart?

      As for the whole internment camps, thanks to CONgress the only real thing preventing the return of mass detentions in internment camps are the logistical issues (after all, to put say 10 million people into camps you first have to have them or at least all the supplies to build them).

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 05:37:45 AM PST

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