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In a speech to new air force officers, he said they were fighting the same war as those who battled the Nazis.

The same war? What, we're fighting the Germans again? Hmm, let's see how the two compare...

Conentration Camps: 6,000,000 (a quarter of a percent of the world population at the time)
World Trade Center: 3,000

So not really the same thing at all...

The war on terror, he said, resembles "the great clashes of the last century" between democracy and totalitarianism

On this point, we're agreed - it's just like the war on communism - a way of keeping the population afraid, in the hope that if you keep building weapons and infringing on civil rights, it'll all be okay in the end. Only extremist hatred isn't something you can wear down with attrition - quite the opposite.

"Each of you receiving a commission today in the United States military will also carry the hopes of free people everywhere."

It's funny, I'm pretty sure the free people of Europe have a different opinion on the matter.

Like the US involvement in World War II, he said the war on terror began with a surprise attack on the US.

"Like the US involvement in World War II, we didn't give a shit until somebody attacked us, because that which does not directly affect us is not important"

"We will accept nothing less than victory over the enemy," he said.

When the enemy is classed as "people who don't like the USA", every enemy killed leads to another two enemies created - hardly a long-term solution.

"The best way to protect America is to stay on the offensive."

"The best way to alienate other countries and ensure that the terrorist threat remains (in order to maintain this culture of fear) is to stay on the offensive"

"If that region is abandoned to terrorists and dictators, it will be a constant source of violence and alarm," he said.

If that region is consistently assaulted and abused by the United States, the terrorist movement will gain sponsors, gain recruits and continue to capitalise on the festering grievances that keep terrorists in business (which in turn keeps Bush in office).

He said that country was "more secure with Saddam Hussein in a prison cell".

Hey, Saddam may not have been a nice man, but he kept law and order better than the coalition is managing - I'd say it was far more secure before...

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Actually, 10 million died in the concentration camps -- 6 million were Jews.

Which only adds more to your argument, really.

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