He's been living in this country for a very long time--5o years or so. So now there's going to be some kind of trial to see if he can be deported.
What's amazing to me isn't that there is an old Nazi living here in Georgia, it's the responses to this deportation process. Here are a few representative comments on the blog associated with this article:
- No, he should not be deported. There should be some sort of statue of limitations regarding this case - it was 65 years ago!!! You shouldn’t deport a man for the last years of his life for something that happened when he was 19 years old.
- Deporting him serves what purpose? As a member of the military he was doing what was required of him. Has he committed a crime while in the US?
- If this guy has led a clean life since World War II ended, then they should just leave him alone. He was a kid when this happened.
- OK, if you are going to deport this old man then go get all the old white men that KILLED and TORTUED people of color and charge them with murder!!!!
- Please leave this man alone and let he and his wife life the last few years of their lives together in peace. Please focus on things that matter today and not yesterday unless we are going to investigate slavery and lock up a few more people.
- The Lord said justice is mine. Leave the old man alone.
- Each side thinks their ideas are the right ones.
- Although it is very sad that the Jews were tortured and killed in such a manner, this man was ordered to do what he did.
- I am no more afraid of this frail old man than I am of my 5 year old daughter.
- No, he should not be deported. What he did was horrible, but it during was a time of war and he was following orders just like every other soldier either allied or axis. If he disobeyed his superior officer he would have been shot too like the others.
Hello? McFly? If he did these things then of course he should be on the next plane outta here!
Yes, considered me amazed at the moral relativism, context-dropping, and completely irrelevant "arguments" that the average US citizen can muster on a topic such as this--and many, many others.
I probably should avoid these kind of news stories until my coffee has kicked in. Sheesh.