June 08, 2005

Charles Rangel - Iraq is the same as the Holocaust????! What the $%#!?

I am almost speechless. Charles Rangel reportedly views Iraq as the equivalent of the Holocaust:

“It’s the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country,” Rangel told WWRL Radio’s Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. “This is just as bad as six million Jews being killed. The whole world knew it and they were quiet about it, because it wasn’t their ox that was being gored.” ... Rangel insisted that American blacks and poor whites are dying in Iraq, while those who supported the war aren't paying any price.… Asked to clarify his Holocaust comparison, Rangel told Malzberg: “I am saying that people’s silence when they know terrible things are happening is the same thing as the Holocaust, where everyone would have me believe that no one knew those Jews were killed over there.”
I am outraged that this idiot could even make the analogy. Even if you believe that the Bush is defrauding the American public on a grand scale about Iraq and that approximately 1,600 U.S. military members are dying as a result of the fraud, how could it be even discussed in the same sentence with the Holocaust? The members of the U.S. military proudly volunteered to enter into a very dangerous profession and clearly understand the risk that such a profession entails. Most members of the U.S. military support the Iraqi policy. While any casualties we face are regrettable and awful, how could our casualties to date be the equivalent of six million innocent men, women and children being brutually murdered based upon their religious identity-unless, of course, a Jewish person is only a fraction as important as one of our troops?

Some people are so desparate to convince the American public that Iraq is wrong that they have become "unhinged".

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