Japanese Reparations

We can bail out the S & Ls for an estimated $300 billion; we can send millions to the Contras and our Central American cronies; we can lose billions in the Pentagon procurement program and the HUD scandal, but we can't find a few million for reparations to our citizens of Japanese descent who were detained illegally and sent to camps during World War II. Adding insult to injury, most of these people lost or had to sell their property and possessions as a result of their internment.

As a suggestion, maybe we could sacrifice a couple of B-2 bombers to bring this disgraceful episode to an end. The money saved would go a long way toward correcting an injustice and would clear the conscience of what seems to be an uncaring government.

FRANK M. STRICKLIN

Chatsworth

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