cali (1000+ posts) Fri Jun-13-08 06:49 AM
Yes, bush is awful. Yes, he's perpetrated criminal acts. No, he's not in the same league as Hitler No matter how much you hate bushco, history cannot be revised for you.
In order to be in the same league as Hitler, bushco would have had to do certain things:
Invade not just one country under a pretext, but several.
Deport Sunnis, say, to death camps and wipe out the majority of them.
Set up martial law here.
Set up concentration camps and death camps here.
Completely made protest or dissent illegal and punishable by death. Sorry, there haven't been any Sophie or Hans Scholls over the past 7.5
years, here in the U.S.
I can't figure out whether it's just that people are so (justifiably) angry at bushco that they're letting rage override knowledge and reason, or whether people actually don't know history. But if you actually bush is as bad as hitler and that gitmo is equivalent to Auschwitz or Dachau, you're simply in error.
No, that doesn't excuse bush. It doesn't make the deaths of those in Iraq any less tragic. It doesn't mean that Iraq wasn't a criminal endeavor- it was and is. And bush deserves to be sent to the Hague for war crimes, but it's still not equivalent. There are degrees of criminality. Remember how the neocons loved to compare Saddam to Hitler? Comparing bushco to Hilter is no more accurate. It's simply revisionism, and it dilutes history.