Saturday, September 02, 2006

Bush's latest bullshit

Bush and Hitler - the unbearable likeness of beingOn Thursday Bush made a speech at the very hawkish American Legion convention in ultra-conservative Utah (talk about making sure you're preaching to the converted!).

He lumped together Hezbollah, Iraq "insurgents", Al Qaeda, and, apparently, anyone who doesn't agree with him - and called them "successors to Fascists, to Nazis, to Communists and other totalitarians of the 20th century". He linked the "War on Terra" directly with the war on Iraq and claimed that “if we give up the fight in the streets of Baghdad, we will face the terrorists in the streets of our own cities.”

Oh puh-leeze. Give me a break. The mid-terms are now two months away, and a record low of only 33 percent of Americans approve of his handling of the war, according to an AP-Ipsos poll. 57 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Bush is doing in the White House. In the latest polls he has only a 33 percent approval rating - another record low. And now he's comparing his "enemies" to the Nazis?

I'd like to remind Bush, Rummy and the spin doctors in the White House of the words of one leading Nazi, Hermann Goering, Hitler's Reichsmarschall. He made these comments in an interview during the Nuremberg trials (following the end of WWII in 1945-1946):

"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

Oh. Sorry. My bad. I don't need to remind Bush et al of this particular Nazi technique. They've been using it for at least the past five years.

Seems to me that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. The reprobates currently occupying the White House appear to me to be much closer to being Fascists - both in ideology and technique - than anyone else out there right now.

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