Meanwhile, I must take issue with the following paragraph from The New York Times editorial The World According to Cheney:
I cannot defend either FDR's treatment of Japanese-Americans or Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus, but the Times overlooks one major difference between FDR and Lincoln and Bush. Neither Lincoln nor FDR repudiated the role of Congress as has Bush."So Mr. Cheney and Mr. Bush managed to stop short of repeating two of the most outrageous abuses of power in American history — Roosevelt’s decision to force Japanese-Americans into camps and Lincoln’s declaration of martial law to silence his critics? That’s not exactly a lofty standard of behavior."