German Justice minister says Bush…

German Justice minister says Bush uses Hitler tactics!

The regional Schwaebisches Tagblatt newspaper quoted Ms Daeubler-Gmelin, as saying: “Bush wants to divert attention from his domestic problems. It’s a classic tactic. It’s one that Hitler used.

The White House is in quite a tizzy over this

“This statement by the justice minister is outrageous and inexplicable,” Mr Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters.

Hmmm, why is it inexplicable?  Paint an ethnic group as the demon to distract from a collapsing economy, then maybe have a good rousing war to boot?  That IS what Hitler did.

Germany, the major power in Europe, is definitely going their own way.  They’ve already said that they are opposed to intervention in Iraq, and will still be opposed even if the U.N. votes for it.