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Heeding the Lessons of WWII

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March 12, 2006

Ansel Adams' words in 1944 should be a cautionary warning about what the U.S. government is now doing by detaining, interrogating, abusing and deporting Muslims in America ("In Manzanar's Shadow, a Plea for Racial Equality," Rearview Mirror, Feb. 19). In 1988, the U.S. government officially apologized for the internment of Japanese Americans, saying it was based on "race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership." Sounds all too familiar. Can we put a stop to what is happening now, or must we wait 40 years for an "apology"?

Stephen Rohde

Los Angeles

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