I don't think the comparison in personality and style or thinking is comparable with the Nazi's, as Saddam's role model on that was Joseph Stalin, right down to the garb and mustache and personality following. Saddam was known to love reading books on Stalin, and sadly, is actually considered an expert on stalinism and Stalin himself. There are plenty of similarites between the Nazi's and saddam and co, including historical parrelels, and many numerious circumstances that were repeating before our very eyes, but regime wise, this is a little off.
posted on 04/19/2003 4:17:16 PM PDT
by Sonny M
("oderint dum metuant".)
To: Sonny M
Nazi comparison made to avoid offending the socialists/communists in N.Korea, China, Cuba, and American Universities and news media.
posted on 04/19/2003 4:51:33 PM PDT
To: Sonny M
Comparisons with the Nazi regime are natural, as they were one of the few that have been thoroughly dissected. But what we are finding in Iraq is simply the common traits of a tyrannical government. The bureaucracy and careful record keeping that we find so puzzling is in fact the life's blood of a regime such as this.
You have to keep records, how else do you know who to shoot?
posted on 04/19/2003 6:38:42 PM PDT
by Harmless Teddy Bear
(AKA Princess Angelia Contessa Louisa Fransca Banana Fana Bo Bisca the Fourth.)
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