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October 04, 2008
Today's Nazi Comparison
I'm not actually comparing Bush's speechwriters to Joseph Goebbels. I'm just pointing out that the propaganda of people who launch aggressive wars works pretty much the same everywhere.
George Bush, March 17, 2003:
The United States and other nations did nothing to deserve or invite this threat...The danger is clear:...the terrorists could fulfill their stated ambitions and kill thousands or hundreds of thousands of innocent people in our country.
Joseph Goebbels, April 9, 1944:
We were not the cause of this war; our enemies forced it upon us. From the beginning, they have made it plain that their goal was to destroy our life substance and destroy us as a people.
More of the same available here.
—Jonathan SchwarzPosted at October 4, 2008 01:05 PM