a taboo topic for some... usually for those who will do anything to avoid an unflattering topic of their imperialistic crusading leader... now, of course the right will attempt to brand the issue and suggest we're saying Bush IS Hitler, and squawk about gas chambers and genocide and how dispicable it is to even mention the two men together... but we're not talking about a reincarnation... we're talking about profound similarities in thier rise to power, their hold on power, and the stripping of liberties in their respective countries... i have some 30 of them... but i'll offer 4 or 5 at a time... 1) Like Hitler, President Bush was not elected by a majority, but was forced to engage in political maneuvering (lawyers' stalling) in order to gain office. 2) Like Hitler, Bush began to curtail civil liberties in response to a well-publicized disaster, in Hitlerâ€™s case the Reichstag fire, in Bushâ€™s case the 9-11 catastrophe. 3) Like Hitler, Bush went on to pursue a reckless foreign policy without the mandate of the electorate and despite the opposition of most foreign nations. 4) Like Hitler, Bush has increased his popularity with conservative voters by mounting an aggressive public relations campaign against foreign enemies. Just as Hitler cited international communism to justify Germanyâ€™s military buildup, Bush has used Al Qaeda and the so-called Axis of Evil to justify our current military buildup. Paradoxically none of the nations in this axis--Iraq, Iran and North Korea--have had anything to do with each other.