Friday, February 9, 2007

The Bush Administration's use of fear

Many Bush haters have likened him to a Nazi. Seems a bit severe and far fetched .... until you read this quote from infamous Nazi Commandant Hermann Goering on how to bring the public to support a war. Does this method of operation sound vaguely familiar, particularly in light of the previous post on the Pentagon Inspector General Report?:
"Naturally, the common people don't want war, but after
all, it's the leaders of a country who determine policy...
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought
to the
bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have
to do is tell them
they are being attacked, and denounce
the pacifists for lack of
patriotism and exposing the
country to danger. It works the same in
any country."
- Hermann Goering
2nd in command of Nazi Germany

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