“There’s a lot more Americans locked up here than anyone knows.
“I said, ‘Are you serious?'”
“He said, ‘Yeah, Canadians, Americans, Europeans. There’s a whole place to hold them.'”
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The astute reader already knows that the US has abandoned lots of its citizens over the years. Here are some examples:
- US POWs abandoned by Truman in Russia
- US POWs abandoned by Eisenhower in North Korea
- US POWs abandoned by Congress in North Vietnam and Laos
Once upon a time, being a citizen of Rome actually meant something. Being a citizen of the US (especially if you are a hostage, a POW or a wounded veteran) no longer means squat. Uncle Sam will abandon you in a New York minute if it suits his purposes.