Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Guess who said that

"An evil exists that threatens every man, woman, and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our Homeland."

"Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply. We're reorganizing our government to give this nation a broad and coordinated homeland defense."

One of the above statements can be attributed to George W. Bush, the other to Adolf Hitler. Can you guess which? Does it really matter?

Collection of Bush-Hilter comparisons

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

For a comprehensive review of Bush-Harriman dealings with Nazi Germany read
American Dynasty by Kevin Phillips

For those keeping score: the first quote is Hitler, the second quote is Bush. Hide your watches.


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