Well, time for our weekly trip on the crazy train. This time, it's former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark!
Wesley Clark, come on down!
Retired general and former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark on Friday called for World War II-style internment camps to be revived for “disloyal Americans.” In an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts in the wake of the mass shooting in Chatanooga, Tennessee, Clark said that during World War II, “if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war.”
And we haven't spent decades apologizing for that gross miscarriage of justice, right?
He called for a revival of internment camps to help combat Muslim extremism, saying, “If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”
And who decides what's "radical", hm? People who might gain politically by responding to and feeding the flames of irrational hatred? You know, the very thing that put Japanese Americans in camps during the war?
“We have got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We’ve got to cut this off at the beginning,” Clark said. “I do think on a national policy level we need to look at what self-radicalization means because we are at war with this group of terrorists.” And he added that “not only the United States but our allied nations like Britain, Germany and France are going to have to look at their domestic law procedures.”
Ohhhh...the undeclared war. The war without end. Throwing due process out the window. Can't see how that could be abused!
Later on, he tries walking back his comments on social media. You can see the tweets on the article.