Originally Posted By: thorThey're both socialist. Bush is not.And? I was honestly asking for similarities. Like those that exist between Bush and Hitler. Such as:- Like Hitler, President Bush was not elected by a majority, but was forced to engage in political manoeuvring in order to gain office.- Like Hitler, Bush began to curtail civil liberties in response to a well-publicized disaster, in Hitler's case the Reichstag fire, in Bush's case the 9-11 catastrophe.- Like Hitler, Bush went on to pursue a reckless foreign policy without the mandate of the electorate and despite the opposition of most foreign nations.- Like Hitler, Bush had increased his popularity with conservative voters by mounting an aggressive public relations campaign against foreign enemies. Just as Hitler cited international communism to justify Germany's military build-up, Bush had used Al Qaeda and the so-called Axis of Evil to justify your current military build-up. Paradoxically none of the nations in this axis (Iraq, Iran and North Korea) have had anything to do with each other.- Like Hitler, Bush had promoted militarism in the midst of economic recession (or depression as it was called during the thirties). First he used war preparations to help subsidize defence industries (Halliburton, Bechtel, Carlyle Group, etc.) and presumably the rest of the economy on a trickle-down basis. But then he turned to the very same corporations to rebuild Iraq, again without competitive bidding and at extravagant profit levels. - Like Hitler, Bush displayed great populist enthusiasm in his patriotic speeches, but primarily serves wealthy investors who subsidized his election campaigns and shared with him their comfortable lifestyle. As he himself joked, he treated these individuals at the pinnacle of our economy as his true political "base."- Like Hitler, Bush envisaged your nation's unique historic destiny almost as a religious cause sanctioned by God. Just as Hitler did for Germany, he took pride in his "providential" role in spreading his version of Americanism throughout the entire world.- Like Hitler, Bush promoted a future world order that guaranteed his own nation's hegemonic supremacy rather than cooperative harmony under the authority of the United Nations (or League of Nations).- Like Hitler, Bush quickly made and broke diplomatic ties, and he offered generous promises that he soon abandoned, as in the cases of Mexico, Russia, Afghanistan, and even New York City. The same goes for U.S. domestic programs. Once Bush was elected, many leaders of these programs learned to dread his making any kind of an appearance to praise their success, since this was almost inevitably followed by severe cuts in their budgets.Like Hitler, Bush scrapped international treaties, most notably the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Biological Weapons Convention, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the Convention on the Prohibition of Land Mines, the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Kyoto Global Warming Accord, and the International Criminal Court.- Like Hitler, Bush repeated lies often enough that they came to be accepted as the truth. Bush and his spokesmen argued, for example, that they had taken every measure possible to avoid war, that an invasion of Iraq would diminish (not intensify) the terrorist threat against the U.S., that Iraq was linked with Al Qaeda, and that nothing whatsoever had been achieved by U.N. inspectors to warrant the postponement of U.S. invasion plans. All of this was false. They also insisted that Iraq hid numerous weapons it did not possess since the mid-1990s, and they refused to acknowledge the absence of a nuclear weapons program in Iraq since the early nineties. As perhaps to be expected, they indignantly accused others of deception and evasiveness.- Like Hitler, Bush misconstrued Darwinism, in Hitler's case by treating the Aryan race as being superior on an evolutionary basis, in Bush's case by rejecting science for fundamentalist creationism. -------------------Shall I go on? There shouldn't be any need to because guess what? Bush was not Hitler! And neither is Obama! Thinking that comparing Obama (or Bush) to Hitler is an actual argument is stupid!(And my apologies, but that does go to Mr.U as well for the Fuhrer thing. Although I see it was just a joke with you, it still only encourage thor.)
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