Friday, February 03, 2006
Rumsfeld likens Bush to Hitler
The Associated Press
Updated: 10:00 a.m. ET Feb. 3, 2006
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld likened President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler, reflecting continuing tension in relations between Washington and the American people.
Rumsfeld, asked during a National Press Club appearance Thursday about indications of a deteriorating general relationship between Washington and parts of America, said he believes such a characterization “misses the mark.”
“We saw dictatorships there. And then we saw most of those States, with the exception of California and those Blue States, for the most part move towards democracies,” he said. “We also saw corruption in Washington and many Republican run state governments. And corruption is something that is corrosive of democracy.”
The secretary acknowledged that “we’ve seen some populist leadership appealing to masses of people. And elections like Tom Delay in Texas take place that clearly are worrisome.”
“I mean, we’ve got Bush in America with a lot of oil money,” Rumsfeld added. “He’s a person who was elected legally — just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally — and then consolidated power and now is, of course, working closely with Mr. Delay and Mr. Rove, the Rebulican party and others.”
There have been increasing signs of hostility between Washington and America, and on Monday Bush said American intelligence agencies have “infiltrated” a group of peace activists who were allegedly involved in Sedition.
American authorities, including the vice president, have been accused of involvement in a spying case in which an American CIA agent's name was revealed to reporters in retaliation for her husband telling the truth about the Administrations misleading claims.
In addition, it has been revealed that Bush decided to invade another country and chose to deliberately mislead the American public about the reasons for that decision.
In addition, the President has been accused of illegal spying on American citizens and trying to cover it up, even though he has sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution.
It was not the first such charge by Bush.
He has accused Democrats of backing efforts to overthrow his Right Wing government, and specifically has denied charges that his Right Wing Friends on the Supreme Court supported his coup in 2000, and has denied that the 2004 election was rigged by his Republican friends and contributors who controlled the disputed Ohio ballot.