Friday, June 04, 2004

Simply nuts

Neal Boortz is dead-on about this:

Do you realize that at this point the story of the abuse of some Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison has received more press coverage for a longer period of time than did the story of the capture of Saddam Hussein? And just why is that? Come on, haven't you been listening? It's because the media believes the story of Abu Ghraib hurts George Bush, while the story of the capture of Saddam Hussein helps George Bush.

What's more ridiculous is this statement from billionaire nutter George Soros (also courtesy Boortz): "Soros says that the pictures from Abu Ghraib ' .. hit us the same way as the terrorist attack itself.'"

Soros is mentally off the rails, but that is to be expected. Despite his seemingly inherent moral authority that is touted by the media constantly pointing out that Soros was a victim of the Holocaust in his native Hungary, Soros' claim to morality is nonexistent. First, Soros has likened the Iraq war to the Nazi invasions of Western Europe. Second, Soros has consistently reminisced that the summer of 1944 was one of the happiest times of his life (he was in his teens, no obliviousness excuse).

The Summer of 1944 was when Jews were shepherded into the Budapest Ghetto and the Holocaust finally arrived in Hungary -- and at an accelerated pace. As I pointed out in my Tony Curtis salute below (June 3 entry), the Nazi extermination machine worked on a fast track in Hungary -- the Nazis "only" began shipping Jews to death camps in mid-1944 but Hungary still had the second-largest number of Jews killed in the Holocaust -- 560,000 and 50% of its Jewish population.

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