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Mein Kampf David

by | 20th, September 2002

‘A BIT of boot polish in the hair, a little moustache on the top lip… No, we can’t quite see it.

”Say, Dick, what’s all those folks doin’ down there?”

But German justice minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin can, as she caused outrage yesterday by comparing George Bush with Adolf Hitler. And not approvingly, we should point out.

If George Bush had known who Adolf Hitler was and not mistaken him for Charlie Chaplin when shown a picture, he would have been pleased to hear his oratorical skills compared with the man who would draw a full house in Nuremberg every time he played there.

But other comparisons might not have struck such a pleasant chord.

Frau Daeubler-Gmelin made her remarks, says the Guardian, in an interview with a regional newspaper, accusing President Bush of using the possibility of war with Iraq to divert from his domestic problems.

”Such diversionary measures have been a popular method since Hitler,” she said – remarks which White House spokesman Ari Fleischer called ”outrageous and inexplicable”.

Not content to stop there, the good frau also told an election meeting that because of tighter US insider dealing laws, if the President were a businessman in the oil industry, he ”would be sitting in prison today”. And wondering where the arrows on his uniform were pointing.



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