Saturday, April 08, 2006

“Hitleritis” Epidemic Returns to White House

April 8, 2006

Dear President Bush,

A press release from The New Yorker magazine indicates the Hitleritis epidemic that ravaged Capital Hill last summer is making a comeback.

“There is a growing conviction among members of the United States military, and in the international community, that President Bush’s ultimate goal in the nuclear confrontation with Iran is regime change.” One former senior intelligence official tells Hersh that Bush and others in the White House have come to view Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a potential Adolf Hitler. “That’s the name they’re using,” he says. A senior Pentagon adviser on the war on terror says, “This White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war.”

Please inform Mike Leavitt of this new outbreak. He may wish to quarantine the White House to prevent spread of this dangerous disease. One symptom is leaders invading sovereign countries to show their military might. Another is disregarding whole classes of people as disposable because of their religious beliefs. The world has no need for the former and much too much of the later at the moment.

In case you forgot, I wrote to you about this very topic. A copy of my correspondence is below:

"Hitler-itis" Epidemic Consumes Capital Hill
by letterstonowhere on July 18, 2005 08:42AM (CDT)
July 18, 2005

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.(o) W.(here)

Dear President Bush,

I wanted to warn you about the spreading Hitleritis epidemic ravishing our nation’s Congress. As the White House is close by, I thought you should be warned. In case you are unaware of the condition, it begins with high emotions which overwhelm the nervous system. The disease then spreads to the mouth. The use of the word “Hitler” in any comparison indicates that person may be infected. People you may wish to keep your distance around include:

Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Republican, New Jersey
"Hitler, in his philosophy, was, you know, he hated Jews, he was murdering Jews, and there were some people he liked. But he never went to the level that these people are going to," LoBiondo said. Mr. LoBiondo was referencing Guantanamo detainees.

Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Illinois
“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime--Pol Pot or others--that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.”

Congressman Charlie Rangel, Democrat, New York
The Iraq war "is the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country. . . . This is just as bad as the 6 million Jews being killed," the 74-year-old Harlem Democrat insisted during a radio appearance. "The whole world knew and they were quiet about it because it wasn't their ox being gored." When the interviewer challenged Rangel's analogy, the congressman replied: "I am saying that people's silence when they know things terrible are happening is the same thing as the Holocaust."

Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat, West Virginia
Hitler's originality lay in his realization that effective revolutions, in modern conditions, are carried out with, and not against, the power of the State: the correct order of events was first to secure access to that power and then begin his revolution. Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal. That is what the nuclear option seeks to do to rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate....

These gentlemen have been treated for the disease, as evidenced by their later apologies. They likely are no longer contagious. However, as this is a new disease, some live agents may remain in the body after treatment. The method of transmitting Hitleritis is currently unknown. It is possible that persons previously infected could be capable of passing the disease to others.

People who still have an active case of “Hitleritis” include:

Senator James Inhofe, Republican, Oklahoma
Stated the Kyote Climate Treaty "would deal a powerful blow to the whole of humanity, similar to the one humanity experienced when Nazism and Communism flourished."

Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican, Alabama
In his opposition to stem cell research said "We certainly have seen the rejections of Nazi Germany's abuses of science."

Senator Rick Santorum, Republican, Pennsylvania
Responding to Democrats in the Senate who were protesting against a potential rule change that would have killed filibusters against judicial nominations, Santorum said, "The audacity of some members to stand up and say 'How dare you break this rule' -- it's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.'"

Senator Santorum did issue a statement that he “meant no offense”, yet he was unable to issue an apology. Mr. Santorum likely is dealing with an active disease process.

A physician noted, “The problem with so many of our leaders contracting Hitleritis at the same time is people become numb to real Hitler comparisons. It is like the boy who cried “wolf”. He cried it so many times, when the real wolf came, the town did not believe him, and they suffered for it. The modern day cry of “wolf” could become “Hitler”, with this recent rash of Hitleritis.”

Those concerned about disturbing behaviors would be better served to name those behaviors than to make comparisons to Hitler. And why stop at Hitler, why not invoke Satan or Beelzebub? Better yet, call it the will of God like a recent KKK leader. Isn’t that what Hitler really did? Blessings,

Letters to Nowhere

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