Your humble blogger has long written that Pat Buchanan, the Harold Stassen of the Reform party in presidential runs, is nothing more than a wordy anti-Semite.
Many people do not agree with that. Fine, you can continue to defend Mr. Buchanan.
But I would ask Mr. Buchanan defenders to read this column, in reference to yesterday being the 70th anniversary of the beginning of World War II.
Mr. Buchanan has made the extraordinary claim, in one way or another, that Adolf Hitler never really wanted a war in the first place. That the dispute over Danzig was really not so much a big deal. It should have been easily dealt with. Too bad that two great powers, a rearmed to the teeth Germany and the Soviet Union had already divided up Poland and the spoils before any German tanks rolled into Poland.
Here is a whopper Mr. Buchanan slips into this little column:
Because Hitler wanted to end the war in 1940, almost two years before the trains began to roll to the camps.
Huh? Excuse me Adolf Buchanan, but the trains were already rolling into the concentration camps. Sure, the gas chambers were not working at overtime and overworked levels. But the enemies of the Third Reich, real and or imagined, were already being rounded up, sent to the death camps. If they were really lucky, they were just killed before ever reaching one of the death camps.
But before that gem, another nugget of insanity rolls off the keypad:
Six years later, 50 million Christians and Jews had perished. Britain was broken and bankrupt, Germany a smoldering ruin. Europe had served as the site of the most murderous combat known to man, and civilians had suffered worse horrors than the soldiers.
By May 1945, Red Army hordes occupied all the great capitals of Central Europe: Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Berlin. A hundred million Christians were under the heel of the most barbarous tyranny in history: the Bolshevik regime of the greatest terrorist of them all, Joseph Stalin.
What cause could justify such sacrifices?
Hey, Adolf Buchanan, how about defeating the Nazis, the fascists and Imperial Japan? Did we do the right thing in allying with the Soviet Union and dividing the spoils of victory the way we, the West, did? No. In retrospect, Gen. George S. Patton was spot on in wanting to end the Soviet Union and communism as well as all of the above. But to write that somehow defeating Nazism, fascism and imperialism was not right is absurd. And a complete mistake of history.
Once again, Adolf Pat Buchanan plays the role of defender of the Nazi regime. Of being the Fuhrer's last defender in the United States. And yet Mr. Buchanan is the leading conservative commentator on MSNBC. Gee, I wonder why that is?
Read all of Mr. Buchanan's column and ask yourself this.
Are Mr. Buchanan's words insulting to those that risked their lives in World War II to stop the then Axis of Evil. I think so.
Please Adolf Pat Buchanan, just slither away. Stop writing this garbage.
HT: Ace @ www.ace.mu.nu