Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bush and the Nazis

"We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."
-- President George W. Bush, before the Israeli Knesset, 5/15/08, referring obliquely to Barak Obama's willingness to have talk with leaders of Iran, Syria, etc.

Yeah, George W. Bush should know about appeasing Nazis. After all, a sizable portion of his inherited wealth was a direct result of doing business with them. What was once only rumors has been well-documented truth for some time:

"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.

"The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy."

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Thank's, Tom

"The Rant" by Tom Degan: V.P. Clinton? Forget About It!

You've heard me gush previously about my bloggin' buddy Tom Degan. Being somewhat lackadaisical lately when it comes to blog posting, I was so pleased to see that Tom has saved me the trouble of posting on exactly the same subject as he did this past Friday.

Thanks, Tom. Couldn't have said it better.