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Jason Holliston
 
Monday, January 05, 2004  
Give Me A Break

As the sage of Little Green Footballs has reported, MoveOn.org has one of the dumbest commercials ever to grace a supposed "serious" political organization's Web site. You've probably heard of it by now: they compare President Bush to Hitler, and our countries leaders to the Nazis. They're not subtle about it -- they come out and say it pretty clearly. Give me a break.

Are there death camps set up in Iraq or the United States, quietly executing millions of Muslims? No. Did we invade Iraq to annex it so we could protect the native Americans? No. Are we massing troops to invade our neighbors in a bid to take over the world? No. Do you hear our President giving speeches saying that "our" people are better by some accident of birth, such as color, race, or religion? No.

Not only is this downright stupid, and a sign of insanity, but more importantly, it's a slap in the face of any real victim of the Nazis. Even in the wake of 9/11, the most horrible terrorist attack in the world's history, our President immediately urged the American people not to take their feelings out on American Muslims... and for the most part, they didn't. Did Hitler do the same on Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass? Of course not.

These people really don't see it, and that's probably the amazing part. A vast majority of Americans hear these comparisons, and they are disgusted. They don't stop and think that maybe the opposition is right. No, they just reel in disgust and are pretty damn likely not to vote for anyone that these people endorse. Sick.

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