Sunday, September 08, 2013

Editorial: Iraq, Syria and the Hitler comparisons

For August, the United Nations counted 804 Iraqis "killed and another 2,030 were wounded."  In the first seven days of September, Iraq Body Count notes 248 violent deaths.  These are the continued effects of war.

Yet 'humanitarian interventionists' want to launch a war on Syria?

They can't even acknowledge what takes place in Iraq today.  Either boredom or their guilt causes them to pretend Iraq doesn't exist.

But we're supposed to hop on board with their latest desire to 'help'?

Their help cost the lives of over a million Iraqis so can we get a projection on how many Syrians their latest 'humanitarian' cause will kill?

Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, we are told, is another Hitler.  Secretary of State John Kerry and US House Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz seem especially devoted to that description.  Thing is, we just gone hearing that Muammar al-Gaddafi was another Hitler and, before that, Saddam Hussein was said to be another Hitler.


Part of the horror, we thought, of Adolf Hitler was that his depravity was so unique.  Now it seems Hitlers are a dime a dozen.  Thank goodness for all the Captains of America so eager to protect the world from Hitler, right?

Or maybe, just maybe, the comparisons far from valid?

It's been pointed out that American officials don't like to use Pol Pot as a comparison because Pol Pot was US-backed.

But if Hitler is so common today, he apparently is common enough to be in country so maybe we should seriously consider whether or not he's in the United States?

Maybe it's just his ugly spirit that's present and it's possessing far too many people who should know better?

In other words, the US needs a political exorcism.

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