A NBC poll shows that 61% disapprove (32% approve) of Bush’s comparison of Iraq war critics to Hitler appeasers. Of course, just because there’s a high disapproval rate in a survey doesn’t mean the linkage is rhetorically ineffective in people’s minds. Bush’s handlers know what they’re doing on that score.
The Secretary of Defense compared critics of the war in Iraq to Nazi appeasers, saying the critics have failed to heed the lessons of history. (story and video) History, huh? Well, based on current policy, one imagines that Rumsfeld would have recommended invading China in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.