Goering advice to Bush on promoting war

"Naturally, the common people don't want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the possibility, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country."

Hermann Goering,
Hitler's Reich-Marshall
at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII.

Goering was Head of Germany's Luftwaffe (air force) and second to Adolph Hitler during World War 2.

George W. Bush (whose grandfather helped finance the Nazi party well into the second world war) seems to have taken these words very much to heart.

found at: http://c0rk.blogs.com/gr0undzer0/
Friday, January 30, 2004 entry

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