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Bush wrongly blames America for not bombing Auschwitz
American Thinker ^ | 01/13/08 | JR Dunn

Posted on 01/14/2008 10:02:11 AM PST by DFG

I take second place to no one in my admiration for George W. Bush. But there are times when he comes out with something so obtuse, so ill thought out, that it simply grates on the brain. Remarks of the "I have gazed into Putin's soul" variety. (I gazed into Putin's soul too. I needed two weeks of electroshock to straighten me out afterward.)

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TOPICS: Editorial; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2020hindsight; allies; auschwitz; bush; bushvisit; cep; holocaust; secondguessing; wwii
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Bush is wrong if he thinks the US Army Air Corps could have effectively bombed Auschwitz before mid 1944. Any attempt would have killed a lot of Jewish prisoners. And then what about Dachau and the other death camps?
1 posted on 01/14/2008 10:02:14 AM PST by DFG
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To: DFG

this was the topic of several threads last week.


2 posted on 01/14/2008 10:03:29 AM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: DFG

Methinks the President may have been retrojecting today’s near-pinpoint accuracy into an era when it did not exist.


3 posted on 01/14/2008 10:03:50 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: RightWhale

Sorry, I missed the previous threads and did not search for it. The article I posted was dated 01/13/08.


4 posted on 01/14/2008 10:04:56 AM PST by DFG
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To: DFG
Bush is first and foremost a politician and politicians routinely talk out their @ss.

Don't pay any attention to it.

5 posted on 01/14/2008 10:05:20 AM PST by FReepaholic (This tagline could indicate global warming.)
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To: DFG

He was saying it for the consumption of Israel and others. He knows its not real.


6 posted on 01/14/2008 10:06:03 AM PST by razzle
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To: DFG

Exactly. What a lame comment. It’s comments like this that tell me Bush means well but just isn’t quite up to the task.


7 posted on 01/14/2008 10:06:04 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: DFG

I believe the proposal that FDR rejected was to bomb the railways serving the death camps. He claimed that we needed the bombs elsewhere.


8 posted on 01/14/2008 10:07:02 AM PST by Poincare
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To: DFG
But it has to sound good, that’s all that matters in politics anymore. Who cares if it’s feasible or reasonable. Look at near ALL environmental legislation in the last years. Does that make any sense?
9 posted on 01/14/2008 10:07:10 AM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: wideawake
Methinks the President may have been retrojecting today’s near-pinpoint accuracy into an era when it did not exist.

Perhaps so. A mission to deal with Auschwitz may well have been difficult for the capabilities available at the time ... though as I understand it, the reasoning was more nuanced than that: it wasn't so much a matter of capabilities, as it was a tactical considerations such as whether the necessary combat forces could be more profitably employed elsewhere; and whether ending the war more quickly would end up saving more lives.

Being a wartime president himself, I'm sure Mr. Bush has a pretty fair idea of the rationale underlying the decisions actually made. But in hindsight ... it's difficult to see why the war leaders didn't authorize a mission to destroy at least the rail lines leading to Auschwitz. As it is, the site was left unmolested even though by 1944 there was a lot of good intel about what was actually going on there.

10 posted on 01/14/2008 10:15:19 AM PST by r9etb
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What an evil boob Bushitler is. The only reason he makes reference to years of considered analysis is so he can lie. I mean if you know better then he certainly should know better, even if he was only a legacy Eli.

It's pretty clear.. Bush is lying now, wistfully musing how he could have killed people in the past.

I bet you voted for him twice too. I'm so sorry he betrayed you.


11 posted on 01/14/2008 10:18:21 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: DoughtyOne

Mr. Bush wasn’t “up to the task” when it was his turn in Vietnam; he couldn’t even attend a few National Guard meetings at home, much less do any bombing that might have saved a few noncommunist Vietnamese. How easy it is to say “others” should have taken action that he himself would never have considered.


12 posted on 01/14/2008 10:18:57 AM PST by laconic (ence)
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Bush is who he is, a legacy Ivy Leaguer who got by on his last name and didn’t have to do much as Governor of Texas since most of the power in that state is held by the legislature and Lieutenant Governor, as President of the Texas Senate.


13 posted on 01/14/2008 10:20:30 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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He said bomb the railroad tracks to Auschwitz, not the death camp itself. That could have been easily done.

GWB is right. Why are you defending a left wing stooge like FDR?


14 posted on 01/14/2008 10:24:23 AM PST by barryg
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To: laconic

It was LBJ’s decision not to call up the National Guard.

Do we have to argue over this again?


15 posted on 01/14/2008 10:26:52 AM PST by barryg
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To: GraniteStateConservative

FDR could care less about some Jews dying in Auschwitz. He gets a pass because liberal historians love his socialistic policies.


16 posted on 01/14/2008 10:28:04 AM PST by barryg
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To: barryg

Definitely.


17 posted on 01/14/2008 10:29:21 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: razzle

“He was saying it for the consumption of Israel and others. He knows it’s not real.”

Gads. Do you realize what you just wrote?

You have just called Israel and “others” a bunch of idiots.

It is Bush who continues not to disappoint with his continuous stupidity.


18 posted on 01/14/2008 10:29:22 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: DFG

Who cares what happened in 1944? It is the height of hypocrisy for Bush to castigate the U.S. THEN for not saving the Jews in Auschwitz, while he NOW espouses disastrous policies such as the “right of return” which would destroy the state of Israel. I think Mr. Bush needs to focus on his own reckless Secretary of State’s efforts to screw Israel NOW instead of worrying about history.


19 posted on 01/14/2008 10:29:23 AM PST by montag813
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To: Poincare

Why do I suspect that if FDR’s family members were endangered, he would somehow find an extra bomber or two to bomb the damn railroad tracks?

Why were we bombing Dresden instead, a non military target?


20 posted on 01/14/2008 10:29:30 AM PST by barryg
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