Germans Comparing Bush To Hitler?!?!?

Germans Comparing Bush To Hitler?!?!?: This is the straw that broke the camel’s back with me as far as Germany is concerned….

“The regional Schwaebisches Tagblatt newspaper quoted German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s justice minister, Herta Daeubler-Gmelin, as saying “Bush wants to divert attention from his domestic problems. It’s a classic tactic. It’s one that Hitler used.”

So now we have Germans comparing us to Hitler so they can score points with their anti-American constituencies? We should make Germany and Schroeder pay a price for this. If it were up to me, we’d call our ambassador home, close the German embassy in the US and tell Schroeder and the rest of the Germans that they can drop dead as far as we’re concerned. They’re worse than useless as far as the ‘war on terrorism’ is concerned anyway right? So let’s send a little message to the world via Germany. Let’s let everyone know that foreign politicos are not going to get away with demonizing Americans in general or our President in particular without damaging their relationship with America.

**Update**: In our comment section, John K asks, “What and how would be a good way of average people to officially protest what that official has said?” Sending an email to the German Embassy would be a good way to start.

**Update #2: Herta Daeubler-Gmelin backtracks after feeling the heat, “The minister said she called U.S. Ambassador Dan Coats earlier Friday to make it clear that she had not made the reported comparison. “I want to contribute to clearing away shadows, if there are any,” she said.”

Sure you didn’t say that Herta…

“The chief editor of the Schwaebisches Tagblatt said Friday he stood by the remarks as reported, insisting that several witnesses had confirmed Daeubler-Gmelin’s choice of words. The editor, Christoph Mueller, also said his reporter had checked the wording with Daeubler-Gmelin herself when she telephoned to clarify her remarks.”

Update #3: An email I received…

“I am organizing a letter writing campaign to let German Justice Minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin know just how insulted all Americans and people in the Free World are at her comparison of President Bush to Adolf Hitler. Right now she is trying to weasle out of what she said by claiming that she only compared President Bush to “Adolf Nazi.” Excuse me, Frau Daeubler-Gmelin, all Americans know who “Adolf” was. Remember, it was America and her Allies who defeated “Adolf.”

Frau Daeubler-Gmelin is a lawyer and former law professor. Hmm, that reminds me of another politician who was a former law professor who had trouble defining the word “is.”

Frau Minister Prof. Dr. Herta address, phone, and email are as follows:

Platz der Republik 1
11011 Berlin

Telefon: 030 – 227 73335
Telefax: 030 – 227 76147
E-Mail: [email protected]

If you can help spread the word, I’d greatly appreciate it.

All the best,

William Grim”

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