Friday, March 18, 2005

Must read

Victor David Hanson, in NRO:

In fact, what do Linda Ronstadt, Harold Pinter, Scott Ritter, Ted Rall, and George Soros all have in common? The same thing that unites Fidel Castro, the European street, the Iranians, and North Koreans: an evocation of some aspects of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany to deprecate President Bush in connection with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At first glance, all this wild rhetoric is preposterous. Hitler hijacked an elected government and turned it into a fascist tyranny. He destroyed European democracy. His minions persecuted Christians, gassed over six million Jews, and created an entire fascistic creed predicated on anti-Semitism and the myth of a superior Aryan race.

So, if you are calling Bush "Hitler", take comfort in knowing that Castro, and the Mad Mullah's of Iran, and the Madman in Pajamas in N. Korea are of that same opinion.

And ... one more thought to ponder, while liberals claim our country is headed toward Fascism ... give me ONE example of the suppression of freedom of speech. Especially speech against the president. Cripes, one gets in LESS trouble for burning our flag in a public space, than hoisting up a crucifix.