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Hypocrisy: Laura Bush compares Trump’s policies to Japanese internment camps, said nothing during Obama years

In an op-ed published by the Washington Post on Sunday, former First Lady Laura Bush compared the zero-tolerance policies of the Trump administration to Japanese internment camps.  The outraged Bush — who did not vote for Trump — seems to have been strangely silent during the Obama years, when children were actually put into cages.

“I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel,” she wrote. “It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”

She added:

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Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.

Quite a few reminded Bush of her hypocrisy and her silence during the Obama years.

https://twitter.com/Mr_John_Clark/status/1008538074199052289

https://twitter.com/pridescarves/status/1008535839255736321

Bush’s editorial was published on the same day that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the policy does not exist.

And the demagoguery continues…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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