Well, Laura Bush just upended next week’s debate with a blistering op-ed in the Washington Post against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy that results in the arrest of every migrant caught crossing into the U.S. illegally, which in turn causes the forced separation of any minor children caught as well:

She went on to compare the policy to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII:

More excerpts:

“Our gov’t should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II.”

“Colleen Kraft, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. She reported that while there were beds, toys, crayons, a playground and diaper changes…”

”…the people working at the shelter had been instructed not to pick up or touch the children to comfort them. Imagine not being able to pick up a child who is not yet out of diapers.”

“It is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.”