By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Diane Feinstein is clearly the gift that keeps on giving.
In an interesting piece written by Carolyn Lochead at the San Francisco Chronicle, “Dianne Feinstein compares detainee language to incarceration of Japanese in World War II.” Perhaps as chair of the Senate Intelligence she might consider gathering some intelligence on how Japanese prisoners were treated.
With her position on the Intelligence committee she must know, under the Geneva Convention, prisoners were guaranteed certain rights. Standards had to be met regarding hygiene, health care and food. The prisoners’ housing had to be as good as the housing for U.S. soldiers at the time. Provisions had to be made for care of the sick. Religious services and recreational opportunities had to be made available to the prisoners.
Many were in fact brought to the U.S. where they were interned in small towns. Suffice to say U.S. treatment of the enemy was far better than the treatment provided by the Japanese. I’m sure she recalls the Bataan Death March.
Only prisoners who were at the rank of a private were required to work. But they couldn’t work in any place that supported the war effort. Prisoners were expected to work inside the camps as cooks or as maintenance workers.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, is raising a high alarm over the defense authorization bill because of detainee provisions she called “pernicious.” Feinstein said the bill would require terrorist suspects to be taken into military custody, hobbling the FBI and other civilian authorities, in effect militarizing terrorism investigations with far-reaching ramifications.
Feinstein finds herself in her first major battle as she runs for the U.S. Senate for the 5th time. Is there any wonder Californians are asking, isn’t she the one that has been around “TOO LONG” and is “TOO WRONG” for the Golden State.
Enthusiastic voters have made the decision to go with the experience and qualifications of Elizabeth. They have decided, it’s time to throw out the old and bring in the new. With Elizabeth Emken’s two degrees from UCLA in Political Science and Economics. Elizabeth served in management, financial analysis, and corporate operations at IBM. As an efficiency and cost cutting expert, Elizabeth utilized activity-based cost analyses to identify administrative savings across IBM U.S., helping streamline operations, eliminate waste, and save the company millions of dollars.
The choice is quite simple, Feinstein on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has never helped get a budget passed during the entire tenure of Barack Hussein Obama. With no budget it’s impossible to do cost analysis, look at efficiency, and cut costs. Does Feinstein care? Do any of the democrats? Not in the least, as proof not a single democrat voted for 4 Republican proposals, clearly expected and then unanimously rejected Obama’s budget as well.
“We are talking about the indefinite detention of American citizens without charge or trial,” she said on the Senate floor yesterday. “We have not done this at least since World War II when we incarcerated Japanese Americans. This is a very serious thing we are doing. People should understand its impact.