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Michael Goldfarb’s Strange Complacency About Nazis

By Matthew Yglesias on May 8, 2009 at 4:10 pm

"Michael Goldfarb’s Strange Complacency About Nazis"

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I think he may want to think harder about this:

Here’s a clip of Rep. Pete Hoekstra at the presser this morning explaining to a particularly thick reporter why the threat posed by al Qaeda detainees is different, and far more serious, that that posed by German prisoners of war. As Hoekstra explains, the Germans didn’t kill three thousand American civilians as they went to work.

The difference between al-Qaeda and the Nazis is that Nazis didn’t kill civilians? Really?

This is via Conor Friedersdorf.

Meanwhile, the underlying assumption that the United States of America is incapable of building a secure prison physically located on the North American continent is really strange. If there’s anything we know how to do in the USA it’s lock people up. Everybody knows that.

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