It seems the politics of fear and accusation are still in place.

President Bush compared Congress’ Democratic leaders Thursday to people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying “the world paid a terrible price” then and risks similar consequences for inaction today.

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Bush argued the current debate over the Iraq war and the administration’s anti-terror methods harkens back to debates decades ago over resisting action when Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin first talked about launching a communist revolution, when Adolf Hitler began moves to establish an “Aryan superstate” in Germany, and in the early days of the Cold War when some advocated accommodation of the Soviet Union.

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“When it comes to funding our troops, some in Washington should spend more time responding to the warnings of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and the requests of our commanders on the ground,” Bush said, “and less time responding to the demands of MoveOn.org bloggers and Code Pink protesters.”

How dare he. How fucking dare he try to invoke fear so he can steamroll his legislation without a proper debate.

Sometimes I wish there were a hell just for these kinds of people. I wonder if there’s any punishment that can make up for the way he’s misled people through panic and scare tactics.