Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We'll Never Be Accused of Being a Greatest Generation

From 1942 to 1946 more than 400,000 German, Italian and Austrian Nazi prisoners were housed in over five hundred major camps and several satellite camps in many U.S. states, including Ohio, California, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oregon, Georgia, Texas and Nebraska. 150,000 prisoners came after the Allies captured the complete Afrika Korps in 1943. Another huge influx of prisoners came after D-Day in 1944, through December of that year, when 30,000 POWs arrived monthly. Laurie McLaughlin has a brief article on this at Suite 101. The History Channel covered this. There are several books on Nazi POWs in America.

400,000!! So why are FBI Director Robert Mueller and 90 Senators, including Cantwell and Murray, such wimps over 240 detainees at Gitmo?

How can we somehow manage to hold hardened criminals, serial killers, terrorists like Charlie Manson, David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, Richard Speck, Aileen Wuornos, the Blind Sheik and so on . . . but somehow we are incapable to hold on American soil Osama's driver??

The Senate needs to grow a set and grow up.



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