Bush's Solar Powered Flaslight

Looks like George W. Bush is getting in touch with his Nazi roots. According to an article in this week’s Forward, “the Bush administration is undermining the fight to win compensation for Jewish victims of Nazi Germany.” Apparently Bush doesn’t want Poland—a country which was complicit in Nazi attrocities during WWII—to pay restitution to Holocaust survivors because he feels they should be rewarded for their support in the recent invasion of Iraq. So, let me get this straight—he’s going to pay them back by letting them keep the money they stole from my grandparents?
I’d like to think it’s unrelated, but this is old-hat for the Bush family. While most politically conservative Jews tout Bush as “the best thing to ever happen to Israel,” few acknowledge that Dubya’s grandfathers George Herbert Walker and Prescott Bush laundered money for the Nazi party and had their bank seized under the Trading With The Enemy Act.
And just so you don’t let Dubya off the hook and think the sentiments didn’t carry over and that he’s a-okay because he’s got Jews like that bastard Ari Fleischer in his cabinet*, The Austin-American Statesmen reported in December 1998, that, on his first visit to Israel, when asked what he would say to his Jewish hosts as a born again Christian, he jokingly replied, “You’re all going to hell!” But this has not been the only such remark uttered from the man’s fumbling lips. Bush has reiterated—and then backtracked on—this issue before.
*Personally I find such strong relationships between Zionists and the Bush administration serve to do Israel’s cause more harm than good. Counterpoint here.

7 thoughts on “Bush's Solar Powered Flaslight

  1. i don’t know about how complicit poland was. it’s not like it was vichy france. how many french people ended up in concentration camps in france? how about how many poles ended up in concentration camps in poland?

  2. you have to distinguish between the policies of the communist governement which took over the power in poland after the war and nationalized (stole) your grandparents’ property (alongside with property of milions of other jews and non jews alike) and the behavior of poland and poles during the world war II. at no time was poland as a country or its governement in exile an ally to hitler’s germany. never did it approve of nazi genocide. (prove me wrong) granted, some polish low-lifes participated in violence against the jews, killing and denouncing them. However these people were a minority and were just as representative for their country and people as the jewish ghetto police was for the jewish people as a whole. I’m against the whitewasheing of polish history, any crimes individual poles comitted must be exposed. however the number of the polish accomplices of the nazis is nowhere as big as the number of their polish victims (1 in every 8 etnic poles was killed) or simply enemies (biggest anti-nazi underground everywhere). all in all your words are most unfortunate.

  3. Every major business did business with the nazis then – it was like doing business with China today. Bush’s grandfather did business with the Nazis – BFD.
    I can tell you’re in college because you regurgitate all this antiwar PC crap. Don;t worry, after you get out you make a wider variety of friends and you can think for yourself.

  4. i’m not in college and i resent your tone, oh mightier and wiser than i. i’m sorry i appear brainwashed because i don’t regurgiate the right wing conservative stance.

  5. oh, and i think that china having permanent favored nation trading status is an attrocity, as do i believe that anyone who did business with the nazis should be held accountable, rather than excused. “it’s ok you profited from killing 10,000,000 people. everyone was doing it.”

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