I’m feeling a bit shattered here. Not because my case against interment is the least bit weakened, but my faith in one of my favorite conservative writers certainly is. Thomas Sowell, who at least did have the stones to respond, replied in part thusly:
Having read a number of accounts of the relocation over the years, I cannot recall any that was either as well documented or as well reasoned as Michelle Malkin’s.
The worst part is that he wrote this despite my sending him an example which proves that Malkin didn’t do the slightest bit of research with regards to the military necessity. Can you imagine him accepting a similar defense of FDR’s seizure of the nation’s gold supply, justified on the basis of a diary entry by William H. Wooden, FDR’s Secretary of the Treasury, stating that he believed the seizure to be economically necessary?