Godwin’s Law: “As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.”
Thus, we get left wing claims that Bush and Company are the Nazis reborn. And now comes the latest series of speeches from said Administration defending their war on terror and in Iraq: by comparing Osama bin Laden to Hitler and al-Qaeda to the Nazis.
Good grief. This like all Hitler TV.
What disturbs me, though, about the President’s speech is not that he compares one bad man to another. Everyone needs a frame of reference, I guess, and since you can’t really understand how bad bin Laden and his cronies are by, say, witnessing the destruction of a huge chunk of New York City and the murder of thousands of people, it’s good for Mr. Bush to give us some perspective.
No, what really gets me are the subtle ways in which he twists things around to herd the panicked sheep into the pen. The two most glaring ones involve getting the public to disregard the media and that old chestnut: “We never say al-Qaeda had anything to do with Iraq…except when we do.”
On the media, he quotes bin Laden as saying, “…al Qaeda intends to ‘[launch],’ in his words, ‘a media campaign