Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Prescott Bush: trading with the enemy.Imagine that!

I just couldn't let this one go...

The NYT reports on Rummy's appeasment speech:

"In many previous speeches, including some before groups of veterans for whom World War II is a sacred memory, he has compared the government of Saddam Hussein, and the violent resistance since it fell, to the Nazis, and warned explicitly against appeasement there or in the broader campaign against terrorism, comparing it to the error of appeasing Hitler."

I'm just wondering what he has to say about the fact that W.'s grandfather, Prescott Bush, not only was an appeaser but also made part of his fortune dealing with Hitler. The Guardian reported in 2004 that his busnesses dealing with Nazi Germany were put to an end when "his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act."

Doesn't sound like he probably thought much of either FDR or Churchill.

The evidence of Prescott Bush's dealings, according to the article: "has . . .prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. "

Sort of like when W. let the Bin Ladens fly out of the country on Sep. 13?

Weird, like grandfather like grandson.


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