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Americans Reject Bush’s Hitler-Iraq Comparisons

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Posted on Sep 14, 2006
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NBC released a poll tonight showing that the majority of Americans object to recent White House attacks comparing Iraq war critics to Hitler appeasers. Asked about the recent “appeaser” language, NBC’s Tim Russert said the poll showed this rhetoric “did not resonate with the American people.”

... WILLIAMS: But Tim, as we covered here, some of those speeches contain references—we heard Hitler, talk of the appeasers in the World War II era. Is there a measurement of how that went over or did not?

RUSSERT: It sure does. In our poll, it did not resonate with the American people. Comparing of the Iraq war to the Nazis, only 32 percent thought that was appropriate, 61 percent not appropriate.

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By Mad as Hell, September 15, 2006 at 12:51 pm Link to this comment
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I keep coming back to George Will’s assertion that 40% of the people will vote Democratic, no matter what, 40% will vote Republican, no matter what, and the 20% in the middle decides everything.

But now, 61% (more than 40+20) think Mad King George is out of line, only 32% thinks it’s OK, and the other 7% are undecided—so Mad King George has gone SO far that 68% of Americans do NOT agree with him that daring to use our Constitutional right to oppose his selfish, fascist policies is the same as appeasing Hitler.

Mad King George is the most dangerous threat to our Republic since the traitorous CSA tried to shatter the Union.

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By yours truly, September 14, 2006 at 3:55 pm Link to this comment
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We can increase the pecentage of Americans who refuse to pin the Hitler label on those of us who ooppose Bush’s Iraq war by pointing out, again and again and again, “Hey pin that label on Bush.  He’s the one who’s following in Hitlers’s footsteps, not us war resisters.”

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By henry wallace, September 14, 2006 at 2:10 pm Link to this comment
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bush is just like hitler. juat as sick, just as bad, just as likely to blow up the entire planet.

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