Bush tells Dems war denial is dangerous

WASHINGTON - President Bush compared Congress' Democratic leaders Thursday to people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying "the world paid a terrible price" then and risks similar consequences for inaction today.

Bush accused Congress of stalling important pieces of the fight to prevent new terrorist attacks by: dragging out and possibly jeopardizing confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, a key part of his national security team; failing to act on a bill governing eavesdropping on terrorist suspects; and moving too slowly to approve spending measures for the Iraq war, Pentagon and veterans programs.

"Unfortunately, on too many issues, some in Congress are behaving as if America is not at war," Bush said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. "This is no time for Congress to weaken the Department of Justice by denying it a strong and effective leader. ... It's no time for Congress to weaken our ability to intercept information from terrorists about potential attacks on the United States of America. And this is no time for Congress to hold back vital funding for our troops as they fight al-Qaida terrorists and radicals in Afghanistan and Iraq."


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Yeah, Bush is right about Democratic leaders -and everybody else- ignoring the rise of Lenin and Hitler. But who is most like Lenin and Hitler here? Bush should be careful about comparing anyone to those guys. Bush lives in a glass house and should be very careful about bringing up Hitler's name. As I remember, he invaded several countries without provocation.

Who(m) ignored Hitler and when?


And yet the leader was in office in the 30's and what did we do about him?

And then when we fast forward to today and it is a war on terror and there is not a leader of a country and all that, just a loose band of like minded people.


Q. What's the difference between Bush of today and Bush in his 20s?
A. In his 20s, Bush had a plan for getting out of the war.

Talk about DENIAL!

"Bush lives in a glass house and should be very careful about bringing up Hitler's name. As I remember, he invaded several countries without provocation."

You're correct but intent does matter. Hitler invaded countries with the intent on controlling them.

It's true the administration did invade Iraq and Afghanistan but not with the intent on controlling them. Both countries have had multiple free elections since their invasion. Those elections only exist because of America. Therein lies the difference.



I don't want to draw any comparison between Hitler and Bush but I can't totally agree with the distinction you draw between Hitler's and Bush's intent. There is no doubt that their goals are different. However, the Bush administration had and has very specific intentions of controling the new Iraqi government. Fron the very beginning the Bush administration has had a strong hand in preventing the nation of Iraq from controlling the developing of the oil fields, the production of the oil and the sale of the oil.

Yes, they'd had elections, but they are still unable to perform the most basic task of a free people: to evict an occupation force. So much for "free elections".

And the other difference is that the World Wars were fought between countries and not between groups.


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