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Axis of Evil Draconian

Bush’s benighted dogma of the axis of evil, which continues to spur this nation to declare war on Iraq, has recently struck members of the MIT community. MIT students from blacklisted countries must report to the INS to be photographed, fingerprinted and must disclose their bank account and credit card information. This blacklist covers students from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Lybia. If these draconian measures are indeed a response to the realities of a world forever changed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and not a means of lashing out against America’s perceived enemies, then one must ask why are Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt not on the list as well?

Shihab M. Elborai G