The Bush Family’s Nazi Background

In his address to the Israeli Knesset recently, President George W. Bush said these words: 

Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: “Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.” We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.

The problem with Bush’s statement is that given his family history is this the case of the pot calling the kettle black?  The Guardian wrote about this.  Below is an excerpt.

George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. 

His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

The evidence has also 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.  More…

The point is this.  The Neocons have tried to keep this information out of the general public’s earshot for a very long time.  Perhaps George W. Bush felt confident enough to say what he said using his Nazi analogy because he truly believes no one in the general populous knows about Grandpa Prescott Bush’s ties to the Nazis.   More about Prescott Bush can be found here and here.

We cannot blame W for his grandfather’s misdeeds but we can speak out on his accusations that the Democratic party is a party of ‘appeasers’, especially one Barack Obama, the Democratic front-runner for the Presidential nomination.  

We feel that W’s bloviating about appeasers and sympathizers was mere pandering to the folks at the Knesset.  We also feel that speaking ill of Americans, while overseas is totally wrong.  And speaking lies about American citizens is downright treasonous. 

Talking to our enemies SHOULD be a prerequisite before making any plans for war. 

JFK said, Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

 

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~ by kstreet67 on May 22, 2008.

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