Thursday, June 09, 2005

Rangel's equivalence

Charles Rangel, the elected-for-life Democratic representative from Harlem, compared Iraqi liberation to the genocide of Jews in a radio interview Monday.

Top House Democrat Charles Rangel complained on Monday that the Bush administration's decision to concoct a "fraudulent" war in Iraq was as bad as "the Holocaust."

"It's the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country," Rangel told WWRL Radio's Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. "This is just as bad as six million Jews being killed. The whole world knew it and they were quiet about it, because it wasn't their ox that was being gored."

Rangel insisted that American blacks and poor whites are dying in Iraq, while those who supported the war aren't paying any price.

Asked to clarify his Holocaust comparison, Rangel told Malzberg:

"I am saying that people's silence when they know terrible things are happening is the same thing as the Holocaust, where everyone would have me believe that no one knew those Jews were killed over there."

This is a disgrace. Not only is Rangel trying to equate the Bush administration with the Nazis, he must think of the Holocaust as a trifling issue if wields such a camparison so easily.

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