And I thought Joe McCarthy was bad. McCarthy just wanted to arrest and imprison Communists. Lieberman proposes stripping American citizens of all civil rights if said citizen “is found to be involved with a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the Department of State.” His proposal is not written yet, so the details are uncertain. Taken in combination with the statements deriding the current administration for reading Faisal Shahzad his Miranda rights, one could reasonably assume that no conviction will be required.
Now suppose you are mistaken for another American with the same name, and arrested for terrorism. Suppose as well that Lieberman got his way, and you are immediately stripped of all rights, and just disappeared to the latest version of Guantamo. Sure, that would never happen to you, because you have an American sounding name. Right? Right?