The clearly demented Donald Rumsfeld told the annual convention of
the flatulent, double-knit clad, cigarette-smoking, and beer guzzling American
Legion convention yesterday in Salt Lake City compared critics of Bush's disastrous
invasion and occupation of Iraq to those in the 1930s who tried to appease Hitler.
This is familiar neo-con claptrap from the talking points of the likes of Richard
Perle, William Kristol, Dick Cheney, and the other Project for the New American
Century cadres who come closest to the Nazi propagandists of the 1930s and 40s.
Bush addressing the 2004 American Legion convention: for the fart-centric Bush it must have been a real "gas" -- the convention is the largest gathering of flatulent old men in the United States.
For Rumsfeld to associate the anti-war movement to Nazi appeasers is the ultimate
in gall. After all, it was the New York and Chicago-based banker and industrialists
who were the Hitler appeasers. And, ironically, they used the American Legion
as their fascist storm troopers -- it was proposed that Gerald MacGuire, a former
New York City bond and securities dealer with whom Brown Brothers Nazi financier
Prescott Bush had more than a casual relationship, organize 500,000 American
Legionnaires to march on Washington in the summer of 1933 and militarily overthrow
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The new Department of General Affairs (akin
to the modern Homeland Security Department, only with greater powers) would
end the New Deal initiatives and make common cause with Adolf Hitler's Germany
and Benito Mussolini's Italy. The plot of the Wall Street bankers was revealed
by retired Marine Corps General Smedley Butler who turned down an offer to lead
the military coup.
The love affair between Wall Street and Nazi Germany continued long after the
planned coup against FDR. On May 6, 1937, the Nazi German airship Hindenburg
proudly flew over lower Manhattan (ironically, over the location of the future
World Trade Center) displaying its swastika symbol for all the bankers and financiers
to see. One of them was Prescott Bush, whose financial dealings with Nazi German
banks and companies, was in full swing.
A little history for Rumsfeld: It was your boss's grandfather who not only appeased Hitler and the Nazis but funded them. The SS Hindenburg made it a point of flying over Wall Street as a token of thanks to Prescott Bush and his fellow pro-Nazi supporters. And the American Legion, before which Rumsfeld made his "Nazi" remarks, was part of the 1933 Wall Street coup plans to overthrow Franklin Roosevelt. The American Legion should have long ago lost its congressional charter.